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What are mitochondria and what do they do?

Mitochondria are tiny organelles present in each body cell and are known as the “powerhouses” of our cells. They burn carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to provide enough energy in the form of ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) for our cells to sustain life and support growth. Mitochondria are inherited directly from the mother, with each ovum or egg containing 100,000 to 1,000,000 mitochondrial DNA molecules. Each mitochondrion has its own DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), which is highly vulnerable to damage from free radicals, or reactive oxygen species (unstable molecules) and toxins such as heavy metals.

Treatment of Mitochondrial Disease involves supporting the mitochondria with the correct food to provide the fuel required for energy conversion, as well as the removal of inhibiting toxins, drugs and other environmentally sourced chemicals.

To learn more about mitochondria, mitochondrial dysfunction, symptoms, and treatment, please read our full article Mitochondrial Disease in Autism.
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