Adenosine 5′ monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an enzyme known as the body’s ‘master regulator of energetic metabolism,’ which works as an energy sensor within our cells. As we age, AMPK significantly decreases, causing changes in our appetite, energy level, body weight and more.
According to Doctor Axe – a chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist – AMPK offers the following benefits:
- Regulates Energy Usage and Maintains Homeostasis
- Decreases Inflammation
- Improves Metabolic Pathways and Insulin Sensitivity
- Can Improve Physical Performance
- Supports Autophagy and Healthy Aging
AMPK is a base level control enzyme for cell and system energy. The enzyme also assists with weight control by causing fat to bypass the digestive tracts.