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Protecting Your Power Source: Mitochondria

If you’ve noticed that your energy has flagged as you’ve gotten older, you’re not imagining things. With age, your energy-generating machinery doesn’t work as well as it used to. That’s the bad news. The good news is: You can do something about it!

Where Energy Comes From

Your body makes energy from two fuels: food and oxygen. But those are just the raw materials. To turn them into energy, you need mitochondria.

Think of mitochondria as tiny power plants inside your cells. They use oxygen and calories as fuel to create the energy your body runs on, known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

You have mitochondria in almost all your body’s cells, but they’re especially concentrated in the parts of you that require the most energy, namely your brain, heart, and muscles. How much energy you have depends on how well your mitochondria are functioning.

The Sad Truth About Mitochondria and Aging

When we are young, and our mitochondria are strong, we have plenty of energy to keep our bodies going.

But over time, our little power plants experience wear and tear from oxidative stress, environmental toxins, and nutritional deficiencies. Some stop functioning altogether. And just like an older car, we get less mileage from our fuel. This causes us to feel more mentally and physically sluggish.

Renewing Your Power

How can you help your poor, aging mitochondria? First, maximize your intake of the nutrients they need to make ATP. And second, protect them against damage caused by oxidative stress. Natural Factors’ RegenerLife™ formula does both. This breakthrough supplement is made with clinically studied nutritional compounds that optimize mitochondrial function to support your energy, cardiovascular health, cognitive function, and more.*

Step 1: Fuel

Supporting your mitochondria starts with making sure they have the right fuel to do their job. That’s where acetyl-L-carnitine and coQ10 come in.

Think of acetyl-L-carnitine like a taxi, helping transport fatty acids (the fuel) into the mitochondria (the power plants).* Once the fuel arrives, coQ10 is part of the factory machinery that transforms it into ATP (the energy).*

With age, levels of acetyl-L-carnitine and coQ10 decline. That’s why RegenerLife provides clinically supported amounts of both to replenish your mitochondria and support cellular energy production.* It also includes ElevATP, an award-winning blend of trace minerals and plant polyphenols from ancient peat and apple. This unique combo has been clinically shown to increase levels of ATP in the blood.*

Step 2: Protect

Keeping your mitochondria healthy means protecting them against oxidative stress.* Two of the most powerful antioxidants your body produces are

glutathione and superoxide dismutase.*

Known as “the master antioxidant,” glutathione is found in nearly every cell in the body, where it helps neutralize free radicals and regenerates other antioxidants like vitamins C and E.* Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is the main antioxidant enzyme in cells, where it forms the frontline of defense against oxidative stress.*

Unfortunately, age, stress, and exposure to toxins tend to deplete these antioxidant defenses, leaving your mitochondria vulnerable. RegenerLife includes clinically tested forms of these crucial antioxidants to help replace what time has taken away.

Step 3: Enjoy

RegenerLife Mitochondrial Energy from Natural Factors is a delicious, watermelon-flavored drink powder that’s gently sweetened with stevia. Use it to create a refreshing daily ritual that optimizes your mitochondrial function, supporting cellular energy production and reducing fatigue.* Also available in capsules.

Find RegenerLife at a health food store near you.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


2 Joy, Jordan M et al. Ancient peat and apple extracts supplementation may improve strength and power adaptations in resistance trained men. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jul 18;16:224. doi:10.1186/s12906-016-1222-x

3 Younus, H. Therapeutic potentials of superoxide dismutase. Int J Health Sci. May-Jun 2018;12(3):88-93. PMCID: PMC5969776.


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