Every day is a new opportunity to build a new body. How? Imagine all of your cells being detoxed and recharged deep within the mitochondria. That’s what Paula’s Micronized Purple Rice helps your body accomplish over time. Every cell in your body eventually dies and is replaced by a new cell. So, if you’ve been giving your body the nutrients it needs, like Paula’s Purple Rice, when your body replaces a cell, the new cell will be healthier and contain more ATP, the “light”/life of each cell. Without ATP, a cell is dying and unhealthy. When your body is able to use extra ATP to replace dying cells with healthier cells, you are basically rebuilding a healthier body from the inside out.
What is ATP?
It is considered by biologists to be the energy currency of LIFE. No less. It is the high-energy molecule that stores the energy we need to do just about everything we do. What is it? Adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the main energy source for the majority of cellular and muscular functions. This includes the synthesis of DNA. Living things use ATP like a battery – storing and using energy when needed and, it seems, in complex ways (a sprinter will use ATP very differently from a marathon runner).
The ATP molecule is composed of three components. At the center is a sugar molecule, ribose (the same sugar that forms the basis of DNA). There is a base (a group consisting of linked rings of carbon and nitrogen atoms); in this case the base is adenine. The third is a string of phosphate groups. These phosphates are the key to the activity of ATP.
Our bodies and ATP
You’d think that something so vital would be stored up. However, we do not store ATP but manufacture it on an as needed basis via ATP Synthesis (ATP Synthase). It is a little like the process of obtaining and storing food and liquids. Although we need them to survive, we do not stash enormous quantities (camels and hibernating bears excepted) but forage for a top up every few hours.
We metabolize ATP as an energy source and then convert it back again so it is continuously recycled. And at quite a rate. The human body on average stores only 250 grams (8.8 oz) of ATP at any one time, but turns over its own body weight equivalent throughout every day.
ATP and aging
Aging is a complex thing and there are lots of things involved, but ATP, or the lack of it, is a leading factor.
ATP and mitochondria
ATP is synthesized in the mitochondria. I’ve been reading and posting about mitochondria for a while since they are increasingly associated with the aging process. As we age, the mitochondria in our cells develop genetic mutations that cause them to either degenerate or kick the bucket. With our diminished ability to fix these mutations, the mitochondria die and thus our cells die. So focusing on mitochondria health is one way to help keep ATP going.
Exercise and sleep have a big impact too, but MICRONIZED PURPLE RICE also has a big and noticeable impact. Many people report having quicker muscle recovery after exercise and better sleep. How does Paula’s Purple Rice facilitate this? Paula’s Micronized Purple Rice permeates the cell wall, gives the mitochondria the nutrients it needs to push out metabolic waste and “light up” the cell.
Eating Paula’s Purple Rice has started the process in my body of pushing out the metabolic waste, recharging the starved and dying mitochondria with ATP, and has reduced my inflammation and pain to almost zero. I know my body is steadily rebuilding and healing itself in many ways. And now, because my pain levels are almost zero, and my inflammation is so greatly reduced, I feel like I am getting more restorative sleep (more ATP for me) and I can increase my exercise (even more ATP!)
©Paula Singletary 2016
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