adenosine tri-phosphates... pieces of a puzzle...
the fuel source for all biological; metabolic and physiological activity, with the exception of red blood cells production, for all human being activity.
human body burns 4-5 different fuel sources to eventually produce atps. carbohydrates, fats, protein, fiber-cellulose of which carbs are suspected to be the oldest fuel source of the human biology. traditionally carbs and or fats have been the primary fuel source for people throughout the world. fats, however are the most efficient source of fuel/atps production, even more so than carbs. in fact, if the body is unable to metabolize carbs, the source of glucose, of which red blood cells production is dependent, the metabolic pathway of fats may produce sufficient glucose to maintain a healthy count of red blood cells. this, given there is an amble balance of vitamins and minerals that the body needs to support all physiological functions. those who are exclusively dependent on fat and protein must be careful to maitain folate (b-9) levels in particular. beef liver is the best animal source for this, but is detrimental to those who are absolutely intolerant of carbs, because beef liver does have carbs.
that said, a non carb supplement (containing no ingredient that breaks down into any digestible carb, fiber, starch, or sugar) must be taken to maintain healthy numbers of platelets for clotting.
there are three specialized enzymes called adolase a, b and c. these each are paramount in the metabolic pathways of carbs. they are tissue/organ specific. for example adolase b is mainly found in the liver and kidneys, adolase a ..... and adolase c...... the metabolic pathway/process for breaking down fats and protein do not use such enzymes; and are therefore not adversely affected when these exzymes are missing or dysfunctional.
it therefore seems to me that the healthy production of atps is paramount to all biological; physiological and metabolic functions of the human being. the amount, distribution and thus concentration of atps in any given cell, tissue, organ; thus system, shall have some significant effect on that aspect's ability to function efficiently. it is within the cell membrane of the mitochondria, where atps are produced. there is a 5 stage/part process of which, if any is defected, the entire system/the electron transport system/the kreb cycle is made dysfunctional. if every cell (not including the red blood cells) has at least 1 mitochondria, then the functionality of the mitochondria is equally paramount to a cell, tissue, organ and system functioning efficiently within healthy parameters of homeostasis. if lower/decreased atp production is found to be directly related to a pattern of decreased functionality/efficiency/healthiness, then we could have a new and most vital perspective of understanding diseases, illnesses and actual ranges of health and its diversity.
if it were possible to establish world wide ranges of healthy levels of atps production for each cell, or tissue, or organ or system, then it seems that such data would illuminate patterns of illnesses coinciding with symptoms, mental, physical and social strengths and weaknesses; thus, even personality traits. there would be a specific distribution graph for asperger, for altzheimer, for muscular dystrophy, for persons with strong altruistic tendencies, for aggressive people, for passive people for differing types of autism manifestations, and so on.
it also, therefore seems to me, that the aging process would be dependent of the adequate amount of atps production within each cell, thus organ, tissue and system. if human beings become less healthy with increased industrialization...particularly with increased sugar potency and increased sugar consumption, i believe this would be indicated by an overall pattern of decreasing atps in people living in these industrialized societies. overall levels of atps would consequently have fallen, shortening the overall lifespan of human beings. those societies, maintaining closer ties to traditional diets and ways of life (more in sync with nature) do tend to have longer life spans. i suspect, this would also be indicated by a specific distribution pattern of atps in cells of certain vital organs and systems.
lastly, but perhaps of most significance, may be the biblical testimony that the eventual max life span of human beings would be 120 years. perhaps this divine intervention was set in place as a genetic program/a genetic predisposition. after the generations of adam to noah, the atp production of those generations from noah to abraham would continually decrease, solidifying the human beings maximum life span of 120 years. this 120 years, however; has been circumvent to an even lower number range of 75-80 years, i believe world wide.