The metabolic ATP Krebs energy cycle that takes place in themitochondria, supplies energy for the various functions of the body.The optimum functioning of all body organs and the effectivefunctioning of all bodily processes will be dependent on the energyproduced by the mitochondria.When the mitochondria become dysfunctional, cells begin to lose theability to produce energy effectively. When cells are deprived of thisvital energy, the body's health can be compromised.As one ages, there is a corresponding decrease in cellular energylevels. Outwardly, this decline in energy levels presents as acutetiredness, lower levels of libido or sexual dysfunction and beingsusceptible to age related diseases.At a cellular level, this diminished supply of energy in the cell results inthe cell not being about to carry out its tasks effectively. Sometimes,these cells that do not have enough energy supply are unable to carryout the process of "apoptosis."Apoptosis refers to the process of removing abnormal cells in astructured and organized manner. When the cell cannot proceed with"apoptosis" with of two things can happen. One the one hand, the cellmay continue to malfunction and reproduce. On the other, it can die aviolent death. When the latter happens, the cells can swell andrupture.This can lead to inflammation, degeneration and disease. Hence,chronic disease in cellular energy makes the body susceptible to arange of diseases. This point highlights the fact that lower cellularmetabolic energy may be the trigger for many age-related diseases.