pgc-1 alpha

PGC-1 alpha- The Secret Metabolism Controlling Molecule

What is PGC-1 alpha?  Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 alpha also known as PGC-1 alpha (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-1 alpha 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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lectins

Lectins: A Protein that Could be Undermining your Health

What are Lectins? Lectins are large proteins produced by plants. Plants have evolved over millennia to create these proteins as a defense mechanism to defend themselves against the animals that prey upon them.  You see, unlike animals, plants can’t run away from, bite, or scratch predators.  Instead, they use toxic chemicals as a defense mechanism. …

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