Your brain is constantly in high demand. It labors hard while you juggle workday duties, family responsibilities, social interactions, sports activities and planning for weekend adventures. All the while helping you to grow, survive and thrive.
Your brain is the most complex organ in your body. It’s the center of all human intelligence, governing the sub-conscious and conscious connections and actions made by your body. The brain receives information through the five senses, often many at a time, and assembles messages in a way that has meaning for us, and can store that information in our memory. The brain controls our thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the arms and legs, and the function of many organs within our body. For your brain to function optimally, your brain cells need energy; lots of energy.
Supporting good neurological health means enjoying good mental clarity, memory and balanced moods. These traits help you perform on work projects, efficiently tick off to-dos, come up with amazing ideas for special events, solve problems and communicate better with loved ones. But as you age, the speed of your neurological health can decline.
This is why we combined MitoQ’s powerful antioxidant ingredient mitoquinol mesylate with a range of research-backed brain-supporting ingredients to create MitoQ Brain.
Below we breakdown each of the ingredients in MitoQ brain and how they work on different areas and functions of this complex organ. Combined they help support neurological function and the good health of your brain.
MitoQ Brain contains 10mg of MitoQ per daily dose in addition to other research-backed ingredients
MitoQ – Supports mitochondrial health and energy production
The cells present in our brain each contain thousands of mitochondria to power the chemical and electrical reactions to control our thoughts, memory, speech and mood, as well as both our voluntary and involuntary body movements. Numerous studies have confirmed that neurons are highly dependent on properly functioning mitochondria. MitoQ is a mitochondria targeted CoQ10 antioxidant that can deliver a payload of free radical defense directly into our mitochondria. This antioxidant technology directly targets free radical producing mitochondria in the brain, helping to sustain mitochondrial health and energy production.
Zembrin® Kanna Extract – Helps you stay focused
Used by the indigenous people of Southern Africa since prehistoric times, hunter-gatherers would chew the fermented plant material to support mood, fear and anxiety. Since then, studies have shown that Zembrin® works on the amygdala, which plays key roles in memory, decision-making and positive and negative emotional responses.
MitoQ Brain contains 25mg of Zembrin® Sceletium tortuosum extract per daily dose.
Ginkgo Extract – Gets nutrients to the brain
The molecules that make up Ginkgo extract display antioxidant activity in the brain which helps to support healthy blood flow for oxygen and nutrients to get into the brain. It also supports the body’s own free radical defense response which can protect mitochondria, improve cellular health and provide the brain with essential energy.
MitoQ Brain contains a daily dose of 120mg of high-quality Ginkgo extract.
Huperzine A – An antioxidant helping with neuroprotection
Having the ability to cross the blood brain barrier, Huperzine A supports normal acetylcholine levels. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is released by neurons to send signals to other cells. Studies have shown that too little acetylcholine may have the potential to cause an imbalance in your mood and cognitive function. By inhibiting the breakdown of acetylcholine, normal brain function and mental clarity can be supported.
MitoQ Brain contains 100mcg of Huperzine A per daily dose.
Sharp-PS® Phosphatidylserine – Natural building block of the brain
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a structural component of cells and is especially abundant in the brain. PS is present in small amounts in our food sources (e.g. found in various fish and certain beans and whole grains) but in recent years, intake of PS has dropped due to changes in diet. Studies have demonstrated that oral administration of PS supports mental clarity, focus, normal mood balance and brain function and activity.
MitoQ Brain contains a daily dose of 200mg of high-grade Sharp-PS®.
By taking MitoQ your neurological health is supported, and you can continue to do what you need to do and love to do in life.
Reviewed by William Stow/ BSc (Hons), MitoQ Chief Science Officer