How cell stress influences your mental, emotional & physical energy

There are 3 important ways your cells use energy: physically, mentally and emotionally. Find out how cell stress can impact your body and mind.

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Every daily action you take starts within your cells – the teeny, tiny building blocks that form you and help you function. Your cells produce the energy you need to wake up in the morning, check that first task off your to-do list, and hug your kids before they leave for school. When your cells are functioning well, you’re able to give your best in the moments that mean the most to you: mentally, emotionally and physically.

Your cells get their energy from your mitochondria

Cells and mitochondria

There are approximately 37 trillion cells within your body, and within almost all of these cells are mitochondria – the powerhouses that give your cells the energy to function. They’re your cellular energy sources. But your mitochondria get much of their natural power from antioxidants that they make themselves. Therefore, it’s very difficult for external antioxidants to get in. As the naturally produced antioxidants within your mitochondria decrease over time, so does the amount of energy available to your cells – and that’s when cell stress can occur.

“Our cells are continuously stressed by exposure to environmental toxins and by the busy lives that we lead”, explains Mike Murphy, Professor of Mitochondrial Redox Biology & MitoQ co-founder. “A major cause of this stress are the free radicals produced by mitochondria, which damage the rest of the cell.”

So, while your mitochondria are the source of your energy, they’re also where many cellular energy problems begin.

Your mental, emotional and physical energy begins in your cells

The benefits of having cellular energy are endless. But one crucial aspect is that, when your cells are healthy, you’ve got more to give: mentally, physically and emotionally. And the ripple effects of this are far-reaching. But when your cells are stressed, everything is impacted.

Research findings on cell health and mental energy

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Your brain is made up of around 100 billion cells which consume about 20% of your body’s daily energy. So, if your mitochondria are having trouble functioning, your brain’s energy levels are going to suffer. That means less energy to take care of your wellbeing, support your loved ones and make a positive difference. In short: less energy to put into creating the type of life you want to live.

Mental energy is the subject of numerous research papers. Most people live intensely busy lives and, because of this, understanding how to support mental energy and mental clarity is something that we’re all increasingly interested in. What researchers have begun to uncover is that our cells aren’t only the source of our mental energy, they can also dictate our mental health.

Multiple studies have explored the connection between mitochondria and mental health, with many suggesting that the health of your mitochondria may be a key influence on your mental health.

In an article published by Quanta Magazine, Associate Professor Matthew Hirschey

from Duke University’s Molecular Physiology Institute explains that mitochondria aren’t just important to energy and mental health – they're crucial to how our brains operate: “Mitochondria are clearly important for proper neurological function — neurons are tremendously active cells that require a lot of energy production to make action potentials, and therefore need mitochondria to do this”.

So instead of reaching for a double-shot of coffee next time you’re lacking in mental energy, consider whether your cells could do with some ongoing support.

Research findings on cell health and emotional health

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Call it emotional wellbeing, call it emotional energy, call it whatever you want – when you’re running low on it, getting through the day can feel like an uphill battle. Emotional energy is what allows you to empathize with a friend who’s going through a tough time. It’s something that supports you in maintaining a positive attitude regardless of the situation. It’s what enables you to show your child or significant other that they’re loved and understood. In short: it’s what happy, healthy relationships thrive on.

So, how can you increase your emotional energy? Once again, it all begins with the mitochondria within your cells. When you look after your mitochondria, you support your emotional energy reserves.

According to recent research studies, this energy ultimately impacts how content you are.

“...mitochondria produce energy for the cells to run on—in a grander view, energy for the body and brain to run on”, write the authors of a 2017 published paper titled Our (Mother’s) Mitochondria and Our Mind. “Thus, how strong and active and ultimately happy we can be depends a great deal on how well this lowly machinery is working.”

Research findings on cell health and physical energy

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Your muscle cells, bone cells, endothelial cells (cells within your heart) and all of the cells that make up your body need energy to function. So, unsurprisingly, to perform at your best physically – your cells need to be working at their best. The Pain Relief Institute states, “Many of the illnesses and issues plaguing people today stem from poor cellular health and a lack of cellular energy”, adding, “mitochondria play a very important role in maintaining your physical and mental health. By improving their functioning, you can increase cellular energy production and in turn boost your physical strength and reduce episodes of lethargy.”

Of course, the proof is in the pudding. Multiple studies have found that MitoQ’s cellular health technology supports physical performance. Human studies have found that MitoQ’s ability to combat cell stress helps to improve cycling performance, supports cardiovascular health and prevents damage to mitochondrial DNA after exercise.

How MitoQ helps

The health of your cells has a significant ripple effect across your mind, emotions and body. When you enable yourself to function on healthy foundations, it influences how you approach your day. Cell health impacts how focused you are during the day. It has a significant effect on whether you push yourself during a workout or have the energy to exercise at all. These tiny cells that make you up as a person ultimately control the quality of your life. The good news is, to some extent, you’re in control of them.

You can influence the health of your cells by living a healthy lifestyle, avoiding too much UV exposure and by including MitoQ in your morning routine. Our patented molecule is a way for you to energize your cells from within, daily – enabling your mind, body and emotions to function at their best.

“Combating cell stress is the fundamental step to keeping our cells healthy and our bodies functioning well”, explains Professor Murphy. “If you’re interested in combating cell stress, you should read about MitoQ and make an informed decision for yourself.”

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