Q&A with gold medalist and MitoQ ambassador, Gary Hall Junior
Not one to shy away from the spotlight, Gary Hall Junior has made a name for himself over the years, not only as an Olympic Medal winner (he has ten to his name!) but also as an advocate for health. Gary has used his platform to advance education of diabetes for over 20 years and is an active member of many high-profile health boards.
As a new MitoQ Ambassador, we sat down with Gary to learn more about his journey with MitoQ.
MitoQ: How did you find out about MitoQ?
Gary Hall Junior: MitoQ popped up on my radar through the Olympic network. A fellow Olympian and his wife, Caprice, introduced me to the product. She had an impressive background in health and wellness.
As a top-level athlete, I regularly took CoQ10 supplements and recognized the benefits of antioxidants, flushing free radicals. When I heard about MitoQ, that enters the mitochondria 100s of times more effectively than any other CoQ10, I wanted to see the data.
After reviewing the data and clinical trials, I agreed to try it out. After one month of taking MitoQ, I was experiencing notable health benefits. I wish I had MitoQ back when I was training and competing at the Olympic level.
MQ: What does mitochondrial health mean to you?
GHJ: Today I work in healthcare and diabetes research. I've developed a keen appreciation for science, research and data to establish efficacy in managing chronic health conditions, like diabetes.
What impressed me about MitoQ, what was a real differentiator in the world of nutritional supplements, was their commitment to research and clinical trials. At the end of the day, I don’t need to fully understand the laboratory science of mitochondrial health, how it affects our cells. I understand the basics, that cellular health is important. We're made up of cells. Over-simplified, if my cells are healthier, I feel better.
MQ: How has MitoQ impacted your life?
GHJ: As an elite athlete competing in the Olympic Games, my goals were very different than my goals today. Training for up to eight hours a day, six days a week, I was testing the boundaries of human capacity in athletic performance.
Today, as a working father that is aging up, I look to maintain a level of health and happiness. Like so many others, I’m challenged in finding the balance between the demands of work, family and health maintenance. That balance had slipped. I was overworked and stressed when I was introduced to MitoQ.
MitoQ served as a kick starter to re-engaging a more active lifestyle, mitigating stress and getting me back to feeling my best. A chain reaction ensued. More energy means more physical activity. More physical activity means less stress. Less stress means a longer, happier, healthier life to enjoy with my kids. I’m sharper at work and generally feel better about myself.
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