HEALTH & WELLNESS
Why is it important to have healthy cells?
Learn about the latest cellular health research and find out how MitoQ can support your cellular health.
The trillions of cells within you are the building blocks of your body: they help you move, think and breathe. Healthy cells are foundational to your overall health and wellbeing. At MitoQ, our mission is to empower you to keep these building blocks healthy so you can thrive in every stage of life. We believe that the simplest way for you to do this is to give your body the molecule that has been scientifically shown to support your cellular health: MitoQ. Of course, we don’t simply want you to take our word for it. Keep reading for the latest research on how your cells can impact your overall health and wellbeing – and how MitoQ works to fight cellular stress.
Cell stress affects your cardiovascular health
If you’ve read many of our other articles, you’ll know that we talk about cell stress a lot. It’s exactly what it sounds like: your cells become overwhelmed – mostly by a process called oxidative stress. Oxidative stress happens when too many free radicals (rogue molecules within your body) attack your cells. This makes it difficult for your cells to stay healthy and support your body as a whole. This extends to your cardiovascular health. Many research papers attribute oxidative stress to cardiovascular health concerns – and also promote antioxidants as a way to fight oxidative stress.
MitoQ has been clinically shown to support your cardiovascular health
Any part of you that needs energy to function relies on healthy cells – and your cardiovascular system needs lots of energy. If your cells are stressed, your cardiovascular system won’t have the energy it needs to function at its best. This is something that MitoQ can help with. By combating cell stress, MitoQ enables your organs to function healthily. In 2018, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder conducted a clinical trial to see how MitoQ might be able to support the cardiovascular health of healthy older adults. They found that taking MitoQ for six weeks significantly fights oxidative stress, aids healthy blood flow and supports the health of the largest artery: the aorta.
Cell stress is linked to mitochondrial damage
Mitochondria are the tiny batteries that keep your cells charged up with energy. These little organelles have a wide range of important roles and play a significant part in your cellular signaling. Obviously, you want these little power packs to stay healthy. Unfortunately, many things can damage your mitochondria. Experts believe that environmental factors and oxidative stress alter mitochondrial defenses and cause mitochondrial DNA damage. When this DNA is damaged, your mitochondria go through a process called autophagy: your mitochondria are recycled and the damage is cleaned out. However, if too many of your mitochondria are damaged, it can lead to cell stress.
MitoQ prevents damage to mitochondria
In 2020, researchers from Ulster University found that 21 days of MitoQ supplementation prevented mitochondrial DNA damage after exercise – meaning that MitoQ provides a simple way to protect your mitochondrial health. These results are exciting for anyone wanting to keep their cellular energy levels topped up. By keeping your mitochondria healthy, you can continue to provide your cells with the energy needed to support the health of your mind and body - whether you’re working out, trying to get through a big day at work or are trying to help your kids with a mind-boggling maths equation!
Cell stress affects physical performance and recovery
While exercise is great for your wellbeing overall, it also produces an increased amount of free radicals. Free radicals aren’t all bad – your immune system sometimes uses them to destroy bad bacteria within your body. But when too many free radicals build up, they can attack your cells – causing oxidative stress. This exercise-induced oxidative stress can result in muscle weakness and fatigue – making it hard for you to consistently give your all during workouts.
MitoQ supports athletic performance and recovery
MitoQ has been shown to counteract exercise-induced oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage, enabling you to quickly recover from intense workouts. In the 2020 Ulster University clinical trial, the researchers looked at whether MitoQ could reduce mitochondrial damage caused by exercise. They found that 21 days of MitoQ supplementation reduced mitochondrial DNA muscle damage caused by intense workouts. More recently, researchers at The University of Auckland found that taking 20mg of MitoQ for 4 weeks increases the speed and power output of cyclists. Overall, this shows that MitoQ can help you to give more to your workouts, through performance and recovery.
Cell stress can affect mobility in older adults
If you’ve heard of the free radical theory of aging, you’ll know that cellular scientists believe the aging process is driven by oxidative stress. As you age, free radicals build up in your body – preventing your cells from supporting you to the best of their ability. This can lead to a decline in skeletal muscle function and reduced mobility. But at MitoQ, we believe it doesn’t have to be this way: we’re big fans of “healthy aging”. By taking care of your cells, you can support your body’s energy and processes as you age – helping you to get more out of life for longer. Clinical trials have shown that this is something MitoQ can help with.
MitoQ can increase leg extension power in healthy older adults
In 2018, FASEB Journal published a clinical trial that highlighted MitoQ’s ability to increase leg extention power in older adults. The study’s authors wrote: “leg-extension power is one of the strongest predictors of overall physical performance and mobility in older adults” and predicted that oxidative stress may influence this. To test their theory, they asked 18 healthy adults between the ages of 60-79 years of age to take 20mg of MitoQ for six weeks. They found that MitoQ increased leg extension power by 11%, and concluded: “Our data demonstrate that 6 weeks of supplementation with MitoQ in healthy late middle-aged and older adults improves leg-extension power, a critical determinant of mobility and physical function in this population. Moreover, our data suggest greater improvements in leg-extension power with MitoQ supplementation in individuals with lower baseline function.”
Cellular health takeaways
When you look at the science, it’s a no-brainer that healthy cells contribute to a healthier, more vibrant life. MitoQ allows you to replenish the cellular antioxidants that would otherwise decline with age – which helps your body continue to run on healthy, energized foundations.
We’re so excited to continue discovering the impact that MitoQ can have – for you, and people everywhere. If you’d like to take a look at the impact MitoQ has already had around the world, you can check out our customer testimonials. If you’re ready to try our advanced cellular health technology, browse the MitoQ range.
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