The Tri-Carboxylic-acid or TCA cycle plays numerous pivotal roles in overall cellular metabolism. One of its primary characteristics is the oxidation of Acetyl CoA which is derived from the consumption of amino acids, fatty acids and carbohydrates. This simple process of oxidation actually accounts for about two-thirds of the total oxygen consumption and ATP (Adenosine Tri Phosphate) production in most animals, including humans. Each time the TCA cycle runs through one revolution, it liberates very high energy electron-rich intermediates. These intermediates such as NADH + H+ or FADH2 can be converted into ATP through the electron transport system. While the overall mechanism that encompasses the TCA cycle is relatively direct, many imbalances can occur.
Any dysfunction of this vital cycle will result in a lower production of electron rich intermediates. These depressed levels will immediately translate into a lack of essential ATP. Lowered ATP levels are noted in many chronic conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and Epstein Barr virus. Therefore, the immediate care and treatment of the TCA cycle to normalize the production of electron-rich intermediates is of primary consideration in countless metabolic dysfunctions.
Each ingredient selected for the TCA Energy Formula was specifically selected to provide a nutritional bridge to the areas where common blockages might occur. By providing the body with essential nutrients, blockages that prevent the TCA cycle from rotating and producing electron-rich intermediates can be eliminated. This product should be considered an essential aspect of all therapies aimed at reestablishing normal energy production and cellular metabolism.