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Mitochondria are the cell’s power producers that produce about 90% of the chemical energy that cells need to survive. 

What is Mitochondria?

Mitochondria are the working organelles, a specialised part of a cell having some specific function which is to keep the cell full of energy.

They are the sites of cellular respiration and convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell.

How Mitochondria creates energy

Turning sugars, fats and proteins from our food into a form of chemical energy that the body uses in our day to day lives.

They also produce chemicals that your body needs to break down waste products and recycle where possible to save energy.

Mitochondria Research:

Mitochondria, oxidative stress and ageing.


Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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