Many of us have heard of mitochondria before – maybe in your biology class, as a “cell’s powerhouse”. But believe it or not, there’s a deeper link between this powerhouse and a human’s reproductive health that’s negatively affected by EMF exposure.
According to a number of new studies, there’s evidence that increased ROS (reactive oxygen species) production by the mitochondria triggered by prolonged exposure to EMF radiation from our devices actually results in heightened oxidative stress. This can cause oxidative damage to mitochondrial protein, membranes and DNA. What does this mean? Basically, this impairs the mitochondria’s ability to carry out its basic functions including a variety of metabolic functions, so you’re more likely to experience digestive issues and other symptoms including fatigue (given the lesser energy). Not only this, this heightened level of ROS actually negatively affected the reproductive systems in both men and women (for example, resulting in lower sperm levels).
Some symptoms of damaged mitochondria include:
- Sleep disturbance/Lower quality of sleep
- Digestive issues
- Mood swings
Essentially these symptoms are a result of the mitochondria not being able to produce energy the “organic” or “clean” way anymore.
There is even research that mitochondrial damage and oxidative stress in combination may actually be the key causes behind EMF-induced brain injury. The increased rate of oxygen consumption and metabolism of the brain makes it more sensitive than usual to oxidative destruction. Coupled with the fact that we use our phones/devices so close to our heads, the brain is uniquely more at risk than other parts of our body. It’s important to be informed on the long-term effects when using our devices on a daily basis.