When a person suffers from fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease, or other neurodegenerative diseases, the mitochondrial membrane is damaged causing a leak which then isolates the mitochondria; that leak doesn’t allow the mitochondria to generate energy. It's like the isolation that a battery needs to have - if it doesn’t have it, the battery runs out very fast. That’s very similar to what happens with the mitochondria.
However, clinical trials have shown that NT Factor®, a new health supplement, can an support the reduction of fatigue levels up to 45% and help repair damaged cell membranes to reduce the biological age of cells and restore mitochondrial capacity to generate energy.
So, what exactly is NT Factor ?
Well, the president of Nutritional Therapeutics, Inc., John Casey, believed that new diseases were emerging mainly because of the changes in our food supply. He explained that in 1977 the Commission on Nutrition in the U.S. Congress promoted a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet path which has had a destructive effect on human health. NT Factor was invented as a bridge between the old healthier diets and modern-day diets.
Casey discovered that the fundamental problem with the modern diet is that it leads to a leaky gut, candidiasis (overgrowth of yeast) and other gastrointestinal problems, which sequentially prevent the proper absorption and usage of nutrients. In the search for a way to correct this problem, Casey looked at nature and asked himself, where in nature is this problem solved? Ding, ding, ding! The answer is breast milk. So consequently, breast milk essentially became the model for the development of NT factor.
An important component of breast milk are phosphoglycolipids (also called glycophospholipids). Phosphoglycolipids are a special type of fat and constitute a significant part of the structure of cell membranes. However, to properly use those phosphoglycolipids, they need a hospitable environment in the GI tract and stomach. Therefore, in addition to being a source rich in phosphoglycolipids, the NT Factor was also formulated to provide both:
The friendly bacteria (bifido and lactobacillus bacterium) needed to keep the gastrointestinal tract functioning properly
And the growth media necessary to feed the good bacteria so they can colonize.1
Another great discovery
Although the initial goal was to improve gastrointestinal problems caused by high fat and carb diets, researchers soon discovered another great benefit about NT Factor. Turns out that NT Factor also supports the repair of cell membranes in the GI tract and throughout the rest of the body.
How NT Factor helps reduce fatigue When the mitochondria (which act like batteries to our cells) begins to work only at a 40 or 60 percent of their capacity, there is not enough energy needed to do the main and most necessary functions, such as thought, movement, muscle activity, among others.
The formulation of Factor NT is specially designed so that the phosphoglycolipids coincide with the human cell membrane and are not digested but can enter the wall of the GI tract intact. Once there, they will work to repair any damage to the cell membrane. As we age or develop various diseases, oxidative stress produces free radicals that destroy the cell membrane, literally causing holes in our cells.
When the phosphoglycolipids in NT factor reach the cell membrane, they fill and close the holes. This allows the cell to work once more as it should. As the phosphoglycolipids in NT Factor® are carried into the mitochondria to repair the membrane, the production of free radicals that damage the membrane slow down or simply stop altogether. Accordingly, phosphoglycolipids optimize the ability of mitochondria to produce energy.
A study conducted in 2003 showed the ability of phosphoglycolipids of NT factor to support the repair of mitochondrial membrane damage. It was visually observed that mitochondria from patients with moderately severe fatigue were isolated and fed a fluorescent dye called Rhodamine-123. The healthier the cell was, the more dye it took and the brighter it became.
Only on day one, the luminosity of the mitochondria was poor, but after taking NT Factor for 60 days, it illuminated intensely, indicating that the mitochondria had been repaired. According to multiple tests performed in people with moderate and severe fatigue, the NT factor can help reduce that fatigue by up to 45% and increase mitochondrial function by 35%.
In 2010, the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association published a study in which 67 participants with chronic fatigue took NT Factor with a vitamin B complex for one week. After only a week, fatigue had already reduced by an average of 36.8%.
Conclusion To sum it up, NT Factor helps repair the cell membranes that cause damage and restores cellular function, especially energy producing cells like the mitochondria. From all of our research and data, we can conclude that NT can be a positive way to better support those that suffer from chronic fatigue.
References: 1. Karen Lee Richards, a fibromyalgia patient, was a co-founder of the nonprofit organization that is now known as the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) and was its vice president for eight years. She was also the executive editor of Fibromyalgia AWARE, the first full-color glossy magazine dedicated to FM and other invisible diseases. After leaving the NFA, Karen served as the Guide to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the New York Times About.com website, and then for eight years as the Chronic Health Guide for Pain in the HealthCentral Network.