Norman Regional Health System

Mitochondria, the powerhouse or battery of your cells, serves to power every athletic endeavor. Your mitochondria also work to keep your body healthy and vibrant. Your battery, just like any battery, can be fully charged or depleted, large or small, efficient or inefficient. Specialty testing can be used to determine if mitochondrial dysfunction is present and guide treatment protocols.

Healthy and Damaged Mitochondria image

Symptoms of energy/mitochondrial dysfunction in athletes

  • Loss of endurance
  • loss of speed/power
  • muscle weakness
  • fatigue
  • brain fog
  • pain sensitization