Why Don’t I Have Any Energy? All about your mitochondria

Why don't I have any energy? All about your mitochondria

The mitochondrion (plural mitochondria) is the rod-shaped organelle (it looks like a sausage) found in the cytoplasm of cells. You may recall hearing about mitochondria in high school biology class but you’ve probably never thought about them since.

Now what does that have to do with why you are so darn tired all the time? [Read more…]

Tired all the time? It could be your Mitochondria.

Tired all the time? It could be your Mitochondria.

Do you remember your high school biology class when you learned about the structure of the animal cell? Do you recall the sausage-looking organelles in the cytoplasm called the mitochondria (singular mitochondrion)? They are responsible for the conversion of food to usable energy in the form of ATP. The mitochondria are called the “powerhouses of the cell”.

(Can you tell I was once a high school science teacher? I worked for several years after college as a high school science, math, and French teacher in Toronto Canada before moving to New York City for my graduate studies. I loved taking what were very boring subjects and transforming them into fascinating classes for my students. Taking complex material and making it easy to understand is actually what I try my best to do at Hypothyroid Mom. My hope is that I make the science of thyroid disease easy for everyone to understand.)

Are you tired? It could be your mitochondria.

I bet you had no idea that your high school biology class would actually become something very useful to you! It could explain why you are so darn tired all the time.
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