Mitochondria work as our cellular batteries, delivering all the energy our cells need. When we are young and healthy our mitochondria are working at 100%. We are growing, we bounce back from illness and injury quickly, we sleep well and—for the most part—we are free from serious disease.
As we get older our mitochondria naturally start to decline in function. They are thought to decline at around 10% per decade from our thirties and beyond. We don’t notice it immediately but we start to have less energy, we don’t recover from illness or injury as quickly, and our immune systems decline, increasing the risk of serious health issues.
We start to look older as our skin cells no longer have the energy to produce as much collagen and elastin. Less visible changes happen inside us as well. We may start to notice small things like mental fogginess or heart health problems, for example, as our brain and circulatory system lose energy. Over time we experience a slow breakdown of our cellular machinery. This starts to impact on how well our cells function and on our overall energy and wellbeing.
Able to accumulate inside mitochondria at levels hundreds of times higher than standard CoQ10, MitoQ® floods our mitochondria with the antioxidants they need to function optimally. Our replenished mitochondria enable our cells to function normally and avoid the free radical damage known to accelerate the aging process.
By empowering our mitochondria with MitoQ®, our cells may start to act like they did when we were younger and the damage caused by aging may be slowed.