pgc 1alpha

PGC1 alpha The Secret Metabolism Controlling Molecule

What is PGC 1alpha?  Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 alpha also known as PGC 1alpha (PGC-1a, PGC-1α) is a lesser known, but very important molecule that affects many biological processes within the body, including the process of fat loss and energy metabolism in humans.  PGC 1alpha is a transcription coactivator.  Transcription coactivators help to “activate” …

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increase mitochondrial biogenesis

Increase Mitochondrial Biogenesis: How to Do it

Before we address how to increase mitochondrial biogenesis let’s answer the following question: what are mitochondria?  You may remember from high school biology that mitochondria are considered the “powerhouses” of the cell.  The reason they are called this is because it is the organelle that is responsible for energy production.  Cellular respiration occurs in just …

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