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How To Strengthen Your Mitochondria

Eating Habits: Consume good clean whole foods from an organic source and include omega-3 fats, magnesium, acetyl-L-carnitine, ribose, CoQ10, and B vitamins in your diet.

Exercise: A good combination of strength building, cardiovascular training, and intense circuit training is the best way to strengthen mtDNA.

According to Ori Hofmekler and Mark Sisson who have written several books on the topic of metabolic function, to get the most bang for the buck relative to improving mitochondrial capacity one must:

Increase quality fats in your diet (free range meats, cage free eggs, avocados, black olives, nuts, and coconut fat).

Eliminate high starch and processed foods.

  • Incorporate interval 30-45 minutes ( 2-3 days/week) of circuit training which includes strength training with moderate-heavy implements, sprints, jumping drills, boxing, kickboxing, shuttle runs, and jump rope drills.
  • Intermittent fasting stimulates the Amp Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK). AMPK is a definitive proponent of mitochondrial biogenesis.

By following a good recipe of healthy eating, challenging exercise routines, and intermittent fasting, the mtDNA will increase exponentially in volume capacity.

An optimal mtDNA capacity along with a strong functioning mitochondria has major life changing benefits in metabolic function such as:

  • prevention of low testosterone in men,
  • estrogen balance in women,
  • keeping off stubborn fat,
  • increasing lean body mass,
  • reducing sickness,
  • lessens wrinkling of the skin, and 
  • reducing the risk of cancer

About The Author

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References and Resources

Maximum Muscle-Minimum Fat, Ori Hofmekler

Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total 

Health and a Longer Life, Nora T. Gedgaudas


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