What are Mitochondria?
Mitochondria are known as the power house of our cells. They are responsible for making energy in the form of ATP, the energy currency of the body. If our mitochondria can not make energy efficiently cells begin to die, and this is the underlying cause of ALL disease, failed mitochondria.
What is the History of Mitochondrial Therapy?
Mitochondrial therapy was initially devised by Russian scientists Dr Kucera & Dr.Bravasky, working on the Mars Project. The astronauts going into space would have been subjected to extreme ageing of the cells, 8 years in fact for every year they were in space! They could not have this happen or else they would run the risk of the astronauts becoming sick with degenerative disease with this excelerated ageing they would experience. This was the birth of Mitochondrial Therapy, a way to prevent the ageing process and with that disease prevention.
Who was Responsible for Bringing this Therapy to the UK?
Dr.Kucera, MD, a renowned medical doctor who specialises in mitochondrial and anti-ageing medicine. He was the only Czech MD who has worked at NASA to train astronauts for flights to Mars. His pioneering work has effectively improved the health status of patients with chronic degenerative diseases associated with the ageing process. Along with Sheri Dixon, a nutritional consultant brought this therapy to light in the UK in 2010 with tremendous results. 4500 patients are now healing under this therapy in the UK alone.
How Does It Work?
Mitochondrial therapy is very easy to do, with fantastic results. All that involved with this therapy is taking supplements to balance the bodies own regulatory systems, so it has the capability to heal, with no extreme dietary changes. The magic is in the Carnosine. This is an amino acid, a protein, naturally found in food. It is one of the most powerful and efficacious nutrients, with over 100 years of published scientific studies to back this up. It has shown to be key in slowing down the ageing process and preventing degenerative diseases.
What are the Benefits of this Therapy?
- A natural anti-ageing amino acid
- Levels decline with the ageing process
- Enhances sports performance, endurance, and recovery
- Increases life span
- Protects against heart disease
- Slows the progress of disease and protects against unpleasant side effects
- Slows cognitive decline and prevents the development of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
- Counteracts anti-ageing processes that involve the mitochondria, oxidation and glycation
- Powerful antioxidant
- Binds heavy metals
Diseases That Respond Positively to Carnosine Supplementation, Based on Published Studies
- Asperger’s syndrome
- Cardiovascular disease
- Dental health
- Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Heavy metal chelation
- Insulin resistance
- Muscular dystrophy
- Multiple sclerosis
What About General Over the Counter Carnosine Products?
Dr. Kucera’s formula is a highly concentrated dose, and to reach the same therapeutic levels of this you would need to have 300mg per kilo of body weight every 3 hours!
How Do I Get Tested for this Therapy?
All that you will need to do is undergo an Heart Rate Variability test. This is much like an ECG. You will sit comfortably in a chair for 5 minutes whilst a reading is taken. Your results will then be interpreted and then you will take the supplements that will be individually prescribed to you. You will then have this test repeated until your body comes back into balance. (please note supplements are not included in the test price)
When Will I See Results?
Symptom changes usually occur between 12-16 weeks following start of therapy.