ATP, contained in vita-thion
, stands for Adenosine Triphosphate and not Auto Pilot! Although it is a reasonable assumption considering ATP gives you the energy you need to do the things you need to – on auto pilot!
ATP: "The body's natural energy source."
Please allow us at least once, to talk to you in a seemingly biochemical language as we discuss the source of our body’s energy,
hospate (ATP), A nucleoside composed of adenosine (an adenine ring and a ribose sugar) and three phosphate groups with empirical formula: C
To those of us who are not biochemistry inclined, that would mean a chemical structure comprised of 10 carbons, 16 hydrogens, 5 nitrogens, thirteen oxygen’s and three phosphate groups.
The structure of ATP has an ordered carbon compound as a backbone, but the part that is really critical is the phosphorous part - the triphosphate. Three phosphorous groups are connected by oxygens to each other, and there are also side oxygens connected to the phosphorous atoms.
Under the normal conditions in the body, each of these oxygens has a negative charge, and as you know, electrons want to be with protons - the negative charges repel each other. These bunched up negative charges want to escape - to get away from each other, so there is a lot of potential energy here.
If you remove just one of these phosphate groups from the end, so that there are just two phosphate groups, the molecule is much happier. This
conversion from ATP to ADP
is an extremely crucial reaction for the supplying of energy for life processes. Just the cutting of one bond with the accompanying rearrangement is sufficient to liberate about 7,3 kilocalories per mole = 30,6 kJ/mol. This is about the same as the energy one gets from consumption of a single peanut.
IS THIS WHY WE CALL ATP THE BODY’S SOURCE OF ENERGY?
Yes, each of the high-energy phosphate bonds contains about 8 000 calories of energy per molecule of ATP in normal body conditions. Remember, these bonds are very labile and can be split instantly whenever energy is required to promote other cellular requirements or metabolic processes.
BUT WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF ATP?
The different foods we ingest are first digested in the digestive tract to form glucose, fatty acids and amino acids. These chemical components are then delivered to the body cells. In the cells they are eventually converted into the compound
, which is split in the mitochondrion (central power house) of each cell into hydrogen and carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide (Co2) diffuses out of the mitochondrion and eventually out of the cell. The hydrogen atoms combine with carrier substances and are carried to the surface of the shelves protruding through the mitochondrion. Attached to these shelves are the so called oxidative enzymes which through a series of sequential reactions cause hydrogen atoms to combine with oxygen. During these reactions the energy released from the combination of the hydrogen with oxygen is used to activate the ATPase, which is the enzyme that drives the reaction to manufacture tremendous quantities of ATP. The ATP is then transported out of the mitochondrion into all parts of the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm (see the structure of a cell) where its energy is used to energise functions of the cell.
SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THIS ATP?
ATP is an essential energy source for cellular function. It promotes three categories of cellular functions i.e. transport across the cell membrane e.g. transport of sodium through the cell membrane during urine formation etc, synthesis of chemical compounds throughout the cell e.g. synthesis of proteins that are essential for forming different enzymes and cellular mechanical work e.g. to supply the energy needed for muscle movement. When looking at this we thus can say that ATP is the source of energy for all cellular function. ATP therefore sustains life. In summary, living organisms can use ATP like a battery. The ATP can provide power for needed reactions by losing one of its phosphorous groups to form ADP. Food energy can then be used to convert the ADP back to ATP in the mitochondria so that the energy is again available to do the required work.
WHAT ELSE DO OUR BODY’S NEED?
The normal energy requirements of an average person for quiet daily living are about 1 800 calories, whereas a person performing very heavy work may require as many as 6 000 to 8 000 calories per day. Some of the special nutrients required by the body include
, (which is especially important to maintain the health of the different epithelial structures of the body),
, (which is necessary to form the enzyme decarboxylase, which removes carbon dioxide from various food stuffs during cellular metabolic processes, lack of which can cause the disease
. The body also needs
, which help to promote the oxidative metabolisms processes required for formation of ATP, the absence of which may cause the disease
. The body requires
, needed by the bone marrow for formation of red blood cells, lack of which may cause
is vital for absorption of calcium from the intestinal tract and lack of this may cause
is essential for the formation of the many blood clotting factors and lack of such may cause
MIA MC DONALD
15/09/2012 | 10:52
I drink every morning 2 sachets of Vita -Thion for the past 5 years and it does wonders to me! A warm thank you to the Vita - Thion team! Regards Mia Mc Donald
27/02/2012 | 16:33
vita-thion gave my 80 year old Mom renewed energy. A friend told her not to take it as she has high blood sugar. Can she take it if her sugar is high?
06/10/2011 | 16:04
vita-thion is the best! I have been taking it for 3years now, I cannot face the day without it, it works for me, it is wonderful.
04/10/2011 | 17:20
Can you take it if you have haemochromatosis?
Linda J Graskie
01/10/2011 | 21:10
Vita-thion is the way to go if you need healthy sustainable energy
hennie van Rensburg
02/09/2011 | 12:38
It REALLY works for me!
Linda J Graskie
30/08/2011 | 13:42
As pensioners my husband and I are very concious of keeping healthy. Vita-thion is a welcome addition to our regime
25/08/2011 | 07:33
I must admiit that it works but have;nt drunk it for a long time, will start again now, need that extra boost
24/08/2011 | 13:14
An essential way to keep stress at bay. I take 1 sachet a day, keeps me feeling young and healthy.
23/08/2011 | 13:17
`Hi kan iemand my se waar ek die vita-thion kapsules kan koop want ek kry dit nie is dit miskien van die mark af
Linda J Graskie
19/08/2011 | 08:10
Both me and my husband are retired. Being older our energy wasn't what it used to be, until we started using your product. Just what the doctor ordered, great stuff
18/08/2011 | 23:15
Via-thon ... without having my dose of it daily, I am out of energy..
18/08/2011 | 23:09
AS MY HUSBAND IS AGENING I ADVISED HIM TO TAKE VITATHION AND ITS ABOUT A MONTH HE IS TAKING IT AND HE CAN FEEL THE DIFFERENCE
18/08/2011 | 19:42
I have never heard of Vita-thion before, but since I've started to use it I have no regrets.
16/08/2011 | 16:17
What is of importance to me is the fact that it is advertised as working with the body to release "your own natural energy" then certainly I'd like to try it!
02/08/2011 | 00:28
How long must you use it until the effect activates . I'm using it for the first time so i just want to know
21/07/2011 | 16:12
After reading a lot about this product,i went and bought it and... guess what?I feel like i'm 16. As a 34 year old, i was stressing a lot about my unemployment,my wedding planning and not being able to provide for my 2 kids,so i slept often during the day,feeling exhausted and unwilling,but now,it's a different story,i haven't even felt like taking a nap today,VITA-THION,where were you all this time?,i wonder what i've missed already,but certainly no regrets about my future achievements,that's for sure and all thanks to my energy provider!!!
10/07/2011 | 14:20
i'm a community development worker,i do lot of community work,where some of community social problems affect me alot ,and also as a mother and a wife ,family duties call,some day i found myself feeling like a foreigner in my own flesh then my husband recommend vita-thion,now i'm on top of the world
22/06/2011 | 10:08
Is this product safe to use during pregnancy? I can't find contra-indications anywhere, am I being daft? I'm really hoping that I will be able to utilise the benefits of Vita-Thion when I'm pregnant!
20/06/2011 | 13:11
Love Vita Thion but haven't been able to find the capsules anywhere. Are they no longer available?
21/05/2011 | 00:01
I feel so much hppaier now I understand all this. Thanks!
25/04/2011 | 21:46
I am your greatest advert - I have recommended Vitathion to countless people and all are now firm users BUT I am horrified that it is no longer available in tablet form ! My daughter is diabetic and the sachets contain sugar whereas the tablets didnt ! WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE TABLETS ????
Judi Van Niekerk
15/04/2011 | 14:47
I need a boost when i start training for the 94.7 so I will try vita-thion. I need all the help I can get Judi
15/04/2011 | 11:01
very good product
13/04/2011 | 19:31
vita-thion gives energy...and keeps you going
08/04/2011 | 15:32
Thank you for a wonderful product
08/04/2011 | 14:49
I have used vita-thion before and has helped me and my family of 5 to give us the energy that we need.I believe that this product shoud be available continuasly in every outlet Supermarkets and chemists Nation Wide .Sincerely Yours Jose Mendes
04/04/2011 | 14:40
My pharmacist gave it to me after a tummy bug for instant energy! unbelievable
03/04/2011 | 22:28
Please could you tell me if I can take any other vitamins with VITA-THION. I have a rare genetic bleeding disorder and a very low Ferriten (iron ) level - I find that vita-thion together with my other vitamins is a wonderful drink that gives me an energy boost if taken later during the morning - Please could you tell me if this is safe to do so - It helps with my iorn levels and I dont feel so sleepy many Thanks Brenda Miller
02/04/2011 | 13:15
I HAD A RESRUARANT FOR 5 YEARS AND AT THE END OF EACH YEAR WITH ALL THE YEAR END FUNCTIONS I HAD ME AND ALL MY STAFF,FROM THE WAITERS TO THE KITCHEN STAFF ON 2 A DAY-AND WE WORKED LIKE MACHINES,DEFINATELY HELPED US COPE WITH THE STRESS AND FATIGUE!BRILLIANT STUFF!!
Gill van Jaarsveld
01/04/2011 | 20:17
vita-thion cannot do without the energy, specially on the hot days its help me thorugh the day !
01/04/2011 | 12:55
Definately helps as a pick me upper!
01/04/2011 | 08:41
Saw the adverts at teh chemist,but never took the time to stop and read?? Just what I need as I am over worked and stressed these days.
31/03/2011 | 10:29
Thanks for the Info now I know more how the Body work with the right Energy!!!
27/03/2011 | 17:12
aVita-thion we have being taking it for a evry weekday and what a surprised,our general health has improved and i self now thank to Vita-thion now i have srong energy ?
25/03/2011 | 14:58
I use Vita-Thion everyday! Great source of energy and it tastes good too!
22/03/2011 | 13:57
I AM YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN,EACH TIME I FELL HECTIC I PREFER VITA-THION
20/03/2011 | 09:05
Is it safe to use during pregnancy?
19/03/2011 | 08:57
a great energy booster!!!
12/03/2011 | 09:26
I Love my Vita-Thion , and it taste great!!!
05/03/2011 | 11:04
can one use vita-thion when you are pregnant?
Erna Jansen van Rensburg
04/03/2011 | 15:44
I've been using it for about 4 years now- It started when we moved down to the coast- I constantly felt tired- and started using this to give me a boost. I'm still using it although not on a daily basis- but when I feel the need! Thanx so much
02/03/2011 | 13:29
Just started it will give feedback in two days
28/02/2011 | 19:19
I have been using Vita-thion for years now, after the doctor recommended it to me, after a check-up, a lot of test, and we still didn't know why I felt tired during the day. It worked for me!
28/02/2011 | 15:37
We started using it 10 years ago while we were camping in the sun and still using it for that extra energy !
28/02/2011 | 10:23
Been using Vita-thion almost every day for 10 years now. It got me through matric exams, big university assignments and succesful job interviews. Here's to Vita Thion!
27/02/2011 | 21:25
Been using Vita Thion since 1992. Great when you're sick & for daily boost. Try it on the way to gym & up your workout by 25%; now what must we take for the muscle aches caused by the extra load?
26/02/2011 | 13:24
Take them to the test, I did and boy was I wrong!!!
Solly Moima of New Eersterus-Hammanskraal
26/02/2011 | 12:23
I took vita-thion for three days, though not in sequence, i can testify that it is really re-energising. I'm a Councillor in the City of Tshwane.I took it before my Council meetings which are long and need lot of broad concerntration.Vit-thion has ended my yawnings in the meetings and I'll surely take it before the next meetings!
26/02/2011 | 11:21
Vita-thion is the best! Both my husband and I take it regulary, best energy booster.
25/02/2011 | 16:18
Vita-thion always helps during my exams. I work full time, and am married with 3 kids. It helps me to get through my exams. Great product!!!
Trinity Mhula Golelelwang
25/02/2011 | 13:03
24/02/2011 | 22:30
I am a Phy' assistant and I recommend vita-thion to all my customers. It makes u walk the walk , and talk the talk.take it the morning and it it goes along way. Try it and u won't be without it
24/02/2011 | 14:06
Vita-thion is an excellent multi vitamin and energy booster that I know has been on the market for years & can be trusted, its been recommended to me by so many people. And its a plus that its in a powder form instead of tablet as its easier and more enjoyable to take!
24/02/2011 | 14:02
WORKS FOR ME!.. definitely gets my thumbs up!
24/02/2011 | 11:53
Vita-thion we have being taking it for a month and what a surprised,our general health has improved considerablly !
24/02/2011 | 11:07
What time should i take vita-thion, it sounds good .I think i am going to take a chance and see the results because my work i reall need something to boost my energy & mind clear.
24/02/2011 | 10:31
VITA-THION WORKS!!!!! I am taking vita-thion for a long time, will not use anything else. It tastes good, it makes youneven feel better. My son gets up at four in the morning to study, naturally I have to get up with him, my other son plays cricket, and vita-thion is all we use for energy. Needles to say that my 20 year old, who is a student, also uses vita-thion through tough exams. Me and my Hubby runs a B&B, so when our fuel is low, we fill up with vita-thion!!
24/02/2011 | 10:27
Vita-Thion is part off my life everyday!!! First thing I do every morning when I get to work. Is to give my Boss a glass of Vita -Thion and Myself a glass to get through the day. Must say we both get upset if there isn't any to drink. It's Part of my Life Routine.
24/02/2011 | 09:25
Must admit - I have never heard of it but sounds really good. Is it suitable for Teens?
24/02/2011 | 09:22
I am Type 2 Diabetic, just been digonosed. I am on Glucophage 500 and feel tired all the time and have a hectic sales job! Can I take this product?
24/02/2011 | 09:05
Vita-Thion really helped me when I was ill, had no energy, was listless, and feeling down, won't go without it now, I always have some in the cupboard for those days.
Robin Andrew Peters
23/02/2011 | 17:46
Must try this
23/02/2011 | 08:54
Never heard of Vita-thion before or the importance of ATP,but if this is going to do for my health and that of my husband,what it says it can and what the body needs,then I must try it.
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