Improving Metabolism

improving metabolism

Why is improving metabolism important?

Metabolism Definition:  Metabolism is a generic word for EVERY chemical process in your body from energy production to cellular reproduction and fighting off disease.   Thus, improving metabolism is a health goal.

If you have high blood pressure, high blood glucose, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, excess weight around the waist you have a metabolic disorder – an imbalance or deficiency – that negatively affects the way your body functions.

This also means you have an increased risk of a serious health condition if you have 3 or more factors this is commonly referred to as Metabolic Syndrome and your risk increases even more. You are not alone.

Metabolic Syndrome is increasingly common and up to 30% of U.S. adults have it and about 44% of people over 50 years of age are affected by it. Every 5 seconds someone is diagnosed with a condition caused by metabolic disorder and every 10 seconds somebody dies from a metabolic health issue. It is one of the most important health challenges we currently face.

A Metabolic Improvement will:

Gut health:  support a healthy gut microbiome and normal bowel movements. *

Immune health: improve the natural immune defenses in the nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract in healthy adults during cold and flu season. *

Antioxidant support: supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses.

Brain health: has been shown to support healthy cognition and memory in animals and humans.

Stress and Inflammation support: has been shown to decrease plasma cortisol levels and to reduce plasma pro-inflammatory cytokines in stressed adults.

Understanding and improving Metabolism 

What is the microbiome?

Microbiome is a community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit a particular environment and especially the collection of microorganisms living in or on the human body. The human microbiome consists of the communities of microbes that live on the skin, the mouth, the genitals, and especially the gut.

The ‘gut microbiome’ is made up of the trillions of microorganisms that live in the intestinal tract. These microorganisms, mainly comprising bacteria, are involved in functions critical to health and wellbeing.  These bacteria live in the digestive system, and they play a key role in digesting food and helping to absorb and synthesize nutrients.

What are the mitochondria?

Mitochondria (singular: mitochondrion) are organelles (tiny organs) inside a cell that produce the main energy molecule used by the cell. For this reason, the mitochondrion is sometimes referred to as “the powerhouse of the cell”.

What is Metabolic Dysfunction?

Metabolism is a generic word for EVERY chemical process in your body from energy production to cellular reproduction and fighting off disease.

The mitochondria are the batteries of your cells. Mitochondrial Dysfunction means the body has fewer mitochondria, and the ones it does have are smaller and inefficient. This leads to metabolic dysfunction.

Do you want a Healthier Metabolism?

I’ll bet you are using a probiotic if you are interested in your metabolism and your gut.   Yes, that is the right thing to do.
(If you need a good probiotic, here is our choice MicroBalance  Unique Probiotic Formula)

But there might be something else that is stopping your metabolic health.   Read on.

What is a Fatty Liver?

The liver is the major organ for detoxification. It detoxifies, by metabolizing and/or secreting the toxins out of the body.

Alcohol abuse will damage and eventually destroy the liver. This is what most people think of when they hear of liver damage, they think of alcoholic liver damage.

But there is a liver condition that is affecting an ever-increasing number of Americans. and it has nothing to do with alcohol. It’s non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

The liver can be damaged over the years in many ways – by smoking, sugar-laden sodas, fried foods, processed foods, drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins. These all tax the liver, but sugary, fried, and processed foods give the body a real problem. The excess sugar and fat cannot be utilized by the body and so is stored as fat in the body, and particularly in the liver.

The result is a compromised liver, and the toxins that are normally filtered out can re-circulate through the body re-exposing it to harmful compounds and can trigger a toxic overload.

This liver condition may have significant implications for health. It is estimated that 25% to 30% of adults in the United States have a fatty liver. Even more worrying is the fact that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is now the most common liver disease in children today with an estimated prevalence of 7 million affected children in the US.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now referred to as metabolic-dysfunction associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) – a more accurate description.

Understanding Metabolic-Dysfunction Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD)

This is a chronic liver disease and is the most common liver disorder, often associated with conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. It occurs because of metabolic dysfunction – basically the metabolism is not functioning as it should – and the result is a buildup of harmful fat in the liver.

It is even often associated with Long Haul Pandemic Virus

What can you do about a Fatty Liver?

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MCVitamins will work with you on an individual-by-individual basis to help you get the results you seek. And don’t be surprised if we contact you so we can check up on how you’re doing and to see if we can help you to get things moving faster!

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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