Common Facts about Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Overview of Mitochondria?

Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the body. There are thousands of mitochondria in almost all cells of the body. They account for up to 90 percent of the energy needed for basic function. Working as miniature energy factories, they convert digested food into adenosine triphosphate or ATP, the usable form of energy. ATP plays a key role in many cellular processes, including protein synthesis, nerve impulse propagation, and muscle contraction. When we age, mitochondria might become dysfunctional over time and lead to many health issues. [1]