Mitochondrial Disorder

Patients with Mitochondrial Disorders Frequently Suffer Malnutrition

Revised 8/6/2020

A Dutch study published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, revealed that those populations with neurodegenerative diseases caused by mitochondrial dysfunction are most often malnourished in at least a few to multiple macro and micronutrients. Mitochondrial pathology is at the core of many health conditions, most of which are on significant rise globally.  Mitochondria require quite possibly the greatest nutritional support of any organelle within our cellular physiology.  When nutrients are missing from an individual’s diet and mitochondria are unsupported, they start to burn out. Eventually, after there is sufficient damage, entire neurons start to collapse metabolically. It is this collapse that generates symptoms and ultimately underlying health conditions. Continue reading