Mitochondria are our cellular batteries – structures within cells that convert the energy from food into a form cells can use. As we age, our mitochondria come under attack from free radicals from stress, illness and pollution. The earlier you try and prevent this process, the better. Giving mitochondria a boost as soon as we can and continuing this for the long-term may help slow the ageing process.
Mitochondria power your cells to produce the energy that makes your heart beat, brain, liver and kidneys function and your muscles perform. They become damaged as we age and start to malfunction, creating excess free radicals and oxidative damage if not neutralized by antioxidants, such as the breakthrough oral supplement MitoQ.
Biochemists at the University of Otago developed targeted antioxidant MitoQ by adding a positive charge to ubiquinone (also known as coenzyme Q10), a naturally occurring antioxidant.
The result is MitoQ – a groundbreaking mitochondrial targeted antioxidant that helps protect mitochondrial membranes from free-radical damage. It is absorbed 100's of times more effectively inside the mitochondria than regular coenzyme Q10 supplements MitoQ works by helping to reduce oxidative damage so the mitochondria, cells, organs and vascular system can function optimally. It has also been shown in some studies to support normal blood sugar and glucose metabolism.