How Can DailyColors™ Affect Energy Levels?
As we age, accumulative damage to mitochondria makes them less efficient at turning food into energy – up to 50% less efficient. See how the color phyto-nutrients in DailyColors may impact cellular energy.
A new way to support higher energy levels as you get older
Inside almost every one of your 37 trillion cells are mitochondria – tiny powerhouses or ‘energy factories’.
Mitochondria turn food into the vital energy that enables your body to function. But over time mitochondria begin to lose functionality, their processes slow down, and the aging process is speeded up.
This dysfunction is especially true of metabolically active tissues which require high amounts of cellular energy – like the brain, heart and muscles.
When mitochondria become dysfunctional, the cell that contains them can become ‘senescent’. Meaning it has died - but has not been broken down by the immune system and re-cycled as normal.
In that state it emits toxins that cause inflammation in previously healthy neighbouring cells – causing a chain reaction of health problems. Which is why ‘cellular senescence’ is now a target of pharmaceutical therapies that aim to slow ageing.
But if we could use natural compounds to keep mitochondria healthy, we could limit the number of senescent cells, without big pharma’s drugs.
And looks like we can.
How to support healthy mitochondria
Supporting mitochondrial function is one of the central keys to maintaining the health of the heart and brain to keep you fit and sharp as you get older. Its fundamental to health extension and longevity.
Thanks to some research that is at the very frontier of ageing research, we now can see how to encourage mitochondria repair and biogenesis – the actual creation of new mitochondria.
The Energy Breakthrough
Up until the last decade or so, researchers had been concentrating on well-known nutrients that do indeed support and help repair mitochondria. These include magnesium, CoQ10, Omega 3 and B vitamins – especially B3 in nicotinamide form2.
In addition, certain phyto-nutrients are known to support mitochondrial repair. They include resveratrol found especially in blueberries, and pterostilbene which is a polyphenol mainly found in blueberries and grapes2. Polyphenols that are in DailyColors.
All these are important, but recently there has been a flurry of attention on a molecule called NAD+. or in its full form Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. This is a high energy molecule generated from food intake. NAD+ is essential for life, the creation of energy and can ‘significantly restore mitochondrial function4’.
You cannot supplement directly with NAD+ because it breaks down in the gut. So the recent logic has been to supplement with the precursors of NAD+ to increase its levels. This in turn would boost energy and slow ageing3.
There are various forms of vitamin B3 that do that – including Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) , Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) and nicotinamide itself. So supplements with these ingredients have burst onto the market – and they are certainly not cheap.
Fortunately, the researchers behind DailyColors have discovered a better and less expensive way to increase NAD+
Each cell contains an enzyme on its surface – called CD38 - that is largely responsible for triggering the age-related decline in the production of NAD+. So if we can inhibit, de-activate - or even block - this enzyme, we could automatically stabilize or increase NAD+.
This would, in turn, improve mitochondrial function. Which would, in turn, slow aging.
The breakthrough of DailyColors is in the synergy flowing from its unique combination, which creates exactly this sequence.
In visual terms this is how it works.
But this achievement is not the only contribution of DailyColors to healthy ageing. Because the blend also inhibits – helps block - at least nine other enzymes which lead to age related declines in the heart and brain.
It’s a multiple defense against the processes that underlie ageing. See the Science behind DailyColors page.
Of course, however powerful a supplement, your first priority is always to ensure a good basic diet.
The most obvious way is to ensure that the food that starts to process of energy creation is high quality. If you put low quality fuel into an engine it quickly deteriorates! So eat mainly plant based foods and very few high fat, high sugar fast foods.
Prioritise, too, foods high in antioxidants – which means fruits and vegetables and the color phyto-nutrients in them. When food is metabolized in the presence of oxygen within mitochondria it inevitably creates free radicals. But antioxidants help damp down excess free radicals and the damaging effect of them
Finally try to extend the time between eating dinner and breakfast to ideally 14 hours. Sometimes called a ‘restricted eating window’.
When you time restrict your eating, your blood sugar (glucose) levels go down and so does your sensitivity to insulin4, 5. Excess blood sugar and insulin resistance is a factor in Alzheimer’s, skin aging and diabetes – and mitochondrial dysfunction.
- Low dose resveratrol ameliorates mitochondrial respiratory dysfunction and enhances cellular reprogramming - ScienceDirect
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Chronic Disease: Treatment With Natural Supplements (nih.gov)
- NAD⁺ repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances life span in mice - PubMed (nih.gov)
- NAD can restore mitochondrial function and energy production in MTDPS liver-like cells -- ScienceDaily
- Time-controlled fasting prevents aging-like mitochondrial changes induced by persistent dietary fat overload in skeletal muscle (nih.gov)
- Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes - ScienceDirect