While a balanced diet, routine health checks, regular exercise and avoiding smoking are the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle, it’s good to know that science still has one more trick up its sleeve.
MitoQ Heart: Bringing Out the Big Guns to Support Cardiovascular Health
MitoQ Heart combines four proven and important cardiovascular support ingredients to create a powerful supplement designed to support normal cardiac and circulatory function. Never before has a product been available which is able to make such a significant impact on mitochondrial function; the keystone to healthy cells, organs and bodies.
Ingredient one: MitoQ
MitoQ is a mitochondria-targeted form of CoQ10 which is able to accumulate inside the mitochondria at levels hundreds of times higher than standard CoQ10 supplements. Discovered and developed at the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand), it is considered to be a significant advance in antioxidant technology. This is because the mitochondrial membrane is particularly impermeable to most substances. Many antioxidant supplements are simply not able to get to where they need to be—inside the mitochondria in your cells.
By restoring the mitochondrial free radical defense system, we achieve the double benefit of both restoring mitochondrial function and reducing free radical leakage into the cell. This supports optimal mitochondrial health and function and results in improved energy production for the cell. The cells in our heart and blood vessels get an energy boost, and that helps them operate like they did when they were younger and healthier.
In addition to a full daily recommended dose of our breakthrough MitoQ 5mg formula, it also includes effective levels of heart health ingredients Vitamin D3, Magnesium and L-Carnitine.
Ingredient two: Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient which is required for optimal cardiovascular function and has many functions throughout the body. Many people, especially vegetarians and those who do not get enough natural sunlight, can have low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to multiple risk factors related to cardiovascular health. Supplementing with Vitamin D has been shown to support normal cardiovascular health, especially in people with restrictive diets.
Ingredient three: L-Carnitine
L-Carnitine is an amino acid which is crucial for proper fat metabolism within our cells and mitochondria. Studies have shown that supplementing with L-Carnitine can support normal heart beat and heart health. It has also been shown (alongside CoQ10) to help counter the effects that 'statins' (a very commonly prescribed class of drugs in people with increased cardiovascular risk factors) have been shown to have on heart muscle.
Ingredient four: Magnesium
Magnesium is another essential micronutrient that is crucial to dozens of the body’s metabolic processes. In particular, magnesium acts as a “gatekeeper” for calcium being allowed into muscle cells to allow contraction. This is especially important in your heart and blood vessels, and magnesium deficiency can affect heartbeat, blood vessels and heart health. MitoQ Heart contains magnesium aspartate which is more easily absorbed than other forms of magnesium.
When used alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise plan, MitoQ Heart can give you the extra support your cardiovascular health needs.
When your mitochondria are functioning efficiently and free radical damage is minimized, your heart and blood vessels can run like a finely tuned engine again, powering your body for many years to come.
Reviewed by: William Stow/ BSc (Hons), MitoQ Chief Science Officer