Do you remember in high school learning about cells?
Or, more specifically, do you remember that the mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell, but you can’t seem to remember a single other thing about cells in general?
You’re not alone. If you’re not a biology major or some type of professional scientist, you probably only think of cells as a vague, far-off concept that doesn’t affect you.
But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
At our basic makeup, we are all just big systems of cells working together to make a body and a person. And those cells do some essential jobs. Jobs that they need to be healthy to do.
So cellular health is kind of a big deal. Here’s why.
What is Cellular Health?
Just a quick breakdown of what we mean when we say cellular health. Cellular health refers to the overall well-being and functioning of the various cells in our bodies. This can mean good cellular health or can point out where our cellular health is lacking.
What do Our Cells do?
We have many different systems that function solely on cells. Like we said earlier, we’re just very complex mixtures of cells.
Cells in your body, when healthy, serve six main functions:
- Support and structure- cells create tissue that provides a system for all organs in and on our bodies.
- Reproduce themselves- cells make more cells so that organs can grow as we mature into adults. This is called mitosis.
- Nutrient and waste management- they let nutrients in and waste out, keeping our cells and organs healthy and free of complications.
- Produce energy- they make body processes happen. Everything from digestion to respiration to circulation happens because your cells have produced energy to make it happen.
- Reproduction- our cells aid in reproduction processes as a species.
What Happens When We Don’t Have Good Cellular Health?
So if all of the above happens when our cells are healthy, what happens when they aren’t doing well?
When our cells break down or malfunction, it leads to things like:
- Slowing down of metabolism- this leads to things like insufficient nutrient processing and weight changes.
- An unbalanced immune system makes it harder for your body to fight off things like infections or other illnesses.
- Waste buildup- when they aren’t working well, cells can have a hard time getting rid of waste. When was accumulates, it leads to illnesses and diseases.
How Can We Get Our Cells Healthier?
So we want to avoid all of that bad stuff happening to our cells, right? What can we do to keep that running smoothly?
Aside from diet and exercise, as we age, our cellular health will inevitably decline. However, new research in the health market that a trace saturated fatty acid we call C15:0 (short for pentadecanoic acid) can make our cells more resistant to damage.
This means we can have increased health and less severe and early signs of aging.
This breakthrough in medicine shows that C15:0 can strengthen our cell membranes, balance our immunity, improve our metabolism and boost our mitochondria.
We need the powerhouse of the cell for our cells to be healthy, after all.
Take Care of Your Cells Like They Take Care of You
Your cells are the reason you’re here today. When their health starts to decline, so will yours.
Protect and care for your cells like they have cared for you by being proactive and taking preventative steps to keep your cells healthy and working well. After all, they’re all you’ve got.