MitoQ Is The First Mitochondria-Rejuvenating CoQ10 Antioxidant
Anti-aging and Supplements
We don’t notice it immediately. It doesn’t happen overnight. We start to have less energy, we don’t recover from illness or injury as quickly and our immune systems decline, increasing our risk of developing serious health issues. Additionally, we start to look older as our skin cells no longer have the energy to produce as much collagen and elastin as they did in our youth. Less visible changes happen inside us as well. We may start to notice small things like mental fogginess or heart health problems as our brain and circulatory system lose energy. Over time we experience a slow breakdown of our cellular machinery.
What does CoQ10 do for you?
Personally, I have found taking the right combination of vitamins and supplements really helps. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is one supplement that both my husband and I take because it aids in providing energy to cells and acts as an antioxidant. CoQ10 is a great supplement for just about everyone but is also commonly recommended for people with heart conditions, high blood pressure, those who experience headaches, certain diseases of the muscles, diabetes, the lungs and even the brain.
What is MitoQ?
When I heard about MitoQ I had to check it out (because that’s what I do). MitoQ is a new, next generation CoQ10. MitoQ is the world’s first free-radical-fighting antioxidant that can penetrate the mitochondrial membrane and act exclusively inside mitochondria, the “power plants” that provide the energy needed by cells to function properly.
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What are Mitochondria?
Mitochondria convert the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe into the energy our cells need to keep our organs functioning optimally and our bodies healthy. Poor mitochondrial function has been associated with more than 200 diseases and conditions. I don’t mean to scare you, but 7 of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. are either known or suspected to be the result of mitochondrial dysfunction.
When we are young and healthy our mitochondria are working at 100%. We are growing, we bounce back from illness and injury quickly, we sleep well and—for the most part—we are free from serious illness. Improving mitochondrial performance as we age supports optimal organ health, increases energy output and recovery and helps maintain our natural resilience against the free radical damage associated with aging and poor health.
How does MitoQ work?
In essence, MitoQ is a unique form of CoQ10, the antioxidant the body naturally makes. MitoQ is different from other CoQ10 supplements because it actually penetrates the mitochondrial membrane to act directly inside the mitochondria – where the body needs it most. No other CoQ10 supplement can penetrate the mitochondria at the same levels at MitoQ. It’s one of the keys to healthy aging and can be added to your existing supplement regimen.As we get older our mitochondria naturally start to decline in function. They are thought to decline at around 10% per decade from our thirties and beyond. MitoQ delivers our mitochondria with the CoQ10 antioxidants they need to function optimally because they are able to accumulate inside mitochondria at levels hundreds of times higher than standard CoQ10 supplements. With their CoQ10 stocks replenished, mitochondria can help return optimal power to our cells and help to limit the free radical damage known to accelerate the aging process.