ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE (ATP)

 

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Adenosine triphosphate ( ATP) is a complex organic chemical that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells, e.g. muscle contraction, nerve impulse propagation, and chemical synthesis. Found in all forms of life, ATP is often referred to as the "molecular unit of currency " of intracellular energy transfer.

It is the main energy currency of the cell, and it is an end product of the processes of photophosphorylation (adding a phosphate group to a molecule using energy from light), cellular respiration, and fermentation. All living things use ATP. In addition to being used as an energy source, it is also used in signal transduction pathways for cell communication and is incorporated into deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) during DNA synthesis.

Cells require chemical energy for three general types of tasks: to drive metabolic reactions that would not occur automatically; to transport needed substances across membranes; and to do mechanical work, such as moving muscles. ATP is not a storage molecule for chemical energy; that is the job of carbohydrates, such as glycogen, and fats. When energy is needed by the cell, it is converted from storage molecules into ATP. ATP then serves as a shuttle, delivering energy to places within the cell where energy-consuming activities are taking place.

ENERGY SOURCE

ATP is the main carrier of energy that is used for all cellular activities. When ATP is hydrolyzed and converted to adenosine diphosphate (ADP), energy is released. The removal of one phosphate group releases 7.3 kilocalories per mole, or 30.6 kilojoules per mole, under standard conditions. This energy powers all reactions that take place inside the cell. ADP can also be converted back into ATP so that the energy is available for other cellular reactions.

ATP is produced through several different methods. Photophosphorylation is a method specific to plants and cyanobacteria. It is the creation of ATP from ADP using energy from sunlight, and occurs during photosynthesis. ATP is also formed from the process of cellular respiration in the mitochondria of a cell. This can be through aerobic respiration, which requires oxygen, or anaerobic respiration, which does not. Aerobic respiration produces ATP (along with carbon dioxide and water) from glucose and oxygen. Anaerobic respiration uses chemicals other than oxygen, and this process is primarily used by archaea and bacteria that live in anaerobic environments. Fermentation is another way of producing ATP that does not require oxygen; it is different from anaerobic respiration because it does not use an electron transport chain. Yeast and bacteria are examples of organisms that use fermentation to generate ATP.

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTS

 

Supplements can help you regain strength and fitness after a period of inactivity, or injury.

 

Supplements canít provide you with maximum muscle gains if your nutrition and exercise programs are lacking.


To gain muscle, you need to eat a good balance of calories and protein, as well as exercise, ideally with weights for faster results. Once your nutrition and exercise regimens are in check, you may want to consider dietary supplements.

Creatine and protein supplements are likely the most effective choices for muscle gain, but other supplements may be beneficial for certain people. See the top ten in 2022.

 

Terry is a vegan, imposing more of a challenge on him, in sustaining a healthy regime with sufficient nutrients to remain on top form. Thus, he is in tune with your concerns, whether weaning off meat one day a week, moving to eating more fish, or going veggie. The vegan diet is the most difficult to stay true to. Many people would find that difficult.

 

It is usually better to get the nutrients you need from food, rather than a pill. Thatís because nutrient-dense foods contain other things that are good for you, like fiber.

Most older adults can get all the nutrients they need from foods. But if you arenít sure, always talk with your doctor or a registered dietitian to find out if you are missing any important vitamins or minerals. Your doctor or dietitian may recommend a vitamin or dietary supplement.

Itís important to be aware that some supplements can have side effects, such as increasing the risk of bleeding after an injury or changing your response to anesthesia during surgery. Supplements can also interact with some medicines in ways that might cause problems. For example, vitamin K can reduce the ability of the common blood thinner warfarin to prevent blood from clotting. If you do need to supplement your diet, your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what supplements and doses are safe for you.

When looking for supplements to buy, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of choices at the pharmacy or grocery store. Look for a supplement that contains the vitamin or mineral you need without a lot of other unnecessary ingredients. Read the label to make sure the dose is not too large. Avoid supplements with megadoses. Too much of some vitamins and minerals can be harmful, and you might be paying for supplements you donít need. Your doctor or pharmacist can recommend brands that fit your needs.

 

The global anti-aging market is worth $ 58 billion dollars, meaning that we are not alone in caring about being youthful and healthy for longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIMATE CONCERNS

 

The production of red meats is the most damaging in terms of global warming, lamb and beef generating the most methane. Vikeen is not trying to change your eating preferences, but it pays to know more about how your eating patterns affect climate change. So that if given the choice, and the food is tasty and satisfying, that you may want to consider a healthier option, or just varying your choices a little from time to time.

 

For example, pescetarians live longer, displacing red meat for fish. But fish supplies are declining from overfishing, according to a Report from the Marine Stewardship Council in 2022. Something Terry (our founder) is very concerned about, despite being a vegan, because hunger is on the increase, and nobody should go hungry in a civilised world. He is also concerned about Food Security in general, as in making sure there is enough sustainably farmed (and fished) food to feed our global population. Where at the moment deserts are being made of agricultural land, at an alarming rate, according to the United Nations FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). Terry trains responsibly.

 

 

 

 

 

AMINO ACIDS (BRANCH CHAIN BCCAs)

BETA-ALANINE (CARNOSINE)
CAFFEINE
CARBOHYDRATES

CARNITINE
COLLAGEN
CREATINE
ELECTROLYTES

GLUTAMINE

HMCs HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT CARBS

NITRIC OXIDE BOOSTERS - ARGENINE
OMEGA FISH OILS 3, 6, 9
PROTEIN, CASEIN, WHEY

YOHIMBINE

 

PRE-WORK OUTS

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Valeriano, founder of Vikeen Fitness

 

 

You don't need weights to regain fitness, but resistance training will more quickly build up your ordinary strength following a period of inactivity. Terry will help you with light exercises and gradually work up to using weights if that is what you'd like. He will also plan a diet that you can live with, whether to gain muscle mass or to lose weight.

 

 

 

 

When we turn 30, we start to lose muscle mass Ė as much as 3 to 5 per cent per decade Ė while our metabolism simultaneously begins slowing down. Regular exercise or strength training can work to counteract this and help to keep age-related weight gain at bay. Turning back the clock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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