Suffering from a lack of energy? One cause for your “no energy” feeling could be a deficiency in power storage.
ATP Function of Energy Production
So, where do you get your power to move? High energy trapped in bonds between two phosphates that are part of the adenosine triphosphate molecule, commonly referred to as ATP. When these bonds are broken, they produce a substantial amount of energy. And in fact, it’s the greatest source of energy production in your body.
Essentially, adenosine triphosphate function is energy production. This energy is used to move muscles as well as generate power for electricity in nerves, supplying required energy to synthesize the building of complex molecules and transporting substances in and out of cells. Simply, ATP functions as a carrier of energy, your body’s powerhouse.
Source of Adenosine Triphosphate Bond Energy
Where does the energy come from that gets created in adenosine triphosphate high energy bond? Main source is glucose metabolism, ultimately from the food you eat. This is why when you don’t eat for long periods, you’ll likely feel weak.
Energy can quickly be produced when glucose bonds are broken. This energy is harnessed during a series of chemical reactions to form ATP. During this process, the low energy bonds of glucose are converted to high energy bonds between the phosphate groups in adenosine triphosphate. And the process produces the most energy when oxygen is present (aerobic).
A steady supply of ATP is critical for health maintenance. In instance of food shortage, an alternative source for producing needed energy is adipose tissue. Your fat functions a stockpile for energy, yet this production process is slower and requires more oxygen. Now this is no excuse to overeat into obesity because too vast a supply has potential health consequences, for instance diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and osteoarthritis.
Finally, protein, e.g. in muscle, is an adenosine triphosphate bond energy source during times of a glucose insufficiency too.