What happens to our mitochondria as we age:
As we get older, our mitochondria become less efficient and our heart cells don’t generate the same amount of energy or level of antioxidants that they used to.
Some heart medications, such as statins, can also lower our natural antioxidant reserves. When this happens, the heart isn’t able to circulate oxygenated blood as well, and our cardiac muscle cells are exposed to more free radical damage. This can potentially cause heart muscle to be damaged or the heart to beat irregularly. It may also raise blood pressure and have devastating effects on other organs and tissues that rely heavily on our heart performing properly.
So it makes sense that if you want to keep your heart healthy you need to have healthy mitochondria.