Turmeric is definitely the rising star of the health world, with its healing benefits now being praised around the globe. A spice derived from the rhizomes of the tropical plant curcuma longa, turmeric is a member of the ginger family. In addition to its use as a spice and pigment, turmeric has been used in India for medicinal purposes for centuries. Its powerful antioxidant properties are shown to have a multitude of health benefits including supporting brain, heart, skin and gut health, plus joint mobility and metabolic function.
The most active and powerful constituent of turmeric is curcumin, which interacts beneficially with a large number of molecules and tissues in the body. The growing evidence that curcumin may have significant health benefits has renewed scientific interest in its potential and made it one of the most thoroughly researched natural compounds today. A search for curcumin on the US National Library of Medicine’s Pubmed database yields almost 9,500 entries. Want to find out more about what is 65-100 times more bioavailable than standard curcumin?
MitoQ Ltd is the Kiwi company making headlines around the world with their growing range of ‘Nutraceuticals’. Designed to keep the body healthy from the inside out, MitoQ is the world’s first mitochondria-targeting antioxidant developed at the University of Otago, Dunedin.
Mitochondria are tiny ‘energy batteries’ in almost every cell in your body. They take the air that you breathe and the food that you eat and produce the energy molecule that powers your body. There are thousands of mitochondria in your cells, particularly in the energy-hungry organs like your brain, heart, liver, kidneys and digestive system.
It is now known that mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with aging, lower energy levels, and more than 200 health conditions. MitoQ works to penetrate and improve the way the mitochondria function; in doing so, MitoQ supports against free radical damage to your cells and aims to slow the natural aging process and decline in organ function.
MitoQ have recently launched a new breakthrough, double-action formulation targeting the brain and digestive health. They have paired their unique, powerful antioxidant compound MitoQ, with Longvida® Curcumin, a highly bioavailable optimized version of curcumin from the turmeric root. Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Extract is a stellar turmeric ingredient that is highly potent, proven to be 65-100 times more bioavailable than standard curcumin.
The current range of MitoQ health products includes the original MitoQ (5mg) plus complementary compounds which target specific organs; MitoQ Liver and MitoQ Heart as well as MitoQ Blood Sugar which aims to support blood sugar metabolism, and MitoQ Joint which combines with pure NZ Green Lipped Mussel Oil extract to support joint flexibility and mobility.