ATP and Cellular Ageing

Every winter around Christmas time, the city of Seattle opens a quaint little ice skating in our city centre. When our kids were young, my wife and I would venture through the crowds with out kids in tow for a festive night on the ice. As we would weave in and out of mass chaos and crowds of skaters littering the chilly floor, I was always amazed that seemingly so few people were injured.  

One year, out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of a grandfather frantically flailing every limb in a different direction, and desperately attempting to keep his balance. It was clear that her was going down like. As the cr a dangerous, wounded helicopter. Most of the bystanders scattered, except for a small child who was oblivious to the entire situation. As the crowd watched in horror as the scene unfolded, the child's mother seemed to appear out of no where and scooped her baby up like a super hero! It was an amazing feat of speed and agility, and possible a near death experience was avoided fro the little one.

Adenosine Tri Phosphate

Although there are many factors of survival instincts and motherhood that come into play in a situation like this, regardless of whether an action or movement is voluntary or involuntary, it requires muscle strength and energy to power the muscle in a split second. This energy is known as Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP)

Currrent of Life

ATP is referred to as the "current of life" or "molecular currency" as it is literally the energy tranfser of power source that makes life itself possible in every living organism. This includes all cellar activity, DNA replication, regeneration and healing, collagen and elastin synthesis, neuro transmission, and of course muscle contractions. As the skin is the largest living organ of the body, it too requires massive amounts of ATP to thrive, regenerate, and renew itself. ATP is a multi functional nucleotide that is essentially a storage facility or liaison for energy