Every day, your heart beats 100,000 times to pump over 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Extended out over the average life span, this amazing organ requires a huge amount of energy. The heart is composed of a special type of muscle called cardiac muscle, which relies on a large number of mitochondria within its cells for this energy. As with many other crucial organs, a properly functioning heart is highly dependent on properly functioning mitochondria.
If we become sick, or as we 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 and 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 many other organs and tissues that rely heavily on our heart performing properly.
MitoQ® Heart is a ground breaking formulation of MitoQ®, with L-Carnitine, Magnesium and Vitamin D3, for supporting heart and circulatory function. The primary ingredient MitoQ®, supercharges the natural reserves of antioxidants in our cardiac muscle cells helping work to their full capacity whilst reducing free radical damage. L-Carnitine is essential to the energy recycling process and helps the body convert food into the energy our cells need. Magnesium is a crucial component of the enzymes that drive the entire metabolic energy reaction within mitochondria. Vitamin D3 supports cardiovascular health in a variety of ways and it has been shown that normal Vitamin D levels are associated with a normally functioning heart.
Taken daily, MitoQ® Heart can help repair oxidative damage and supports healthy heart and circulatory function.
If our brains are our body’s control centers, then our hearts can be considered as our bodies engines. During the average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times and pump over 1 million barrels of blood. Although they slow when we are asleep, our hearts never get a rest. If they stop, so do we.
This relentless pumping requires a large and constant amount of energy, which is produced by our mitochondria. Our hearts are mostly made of a special type of muscle called cardiac muscle which is responsible for the contracting and relaxing that circulates our blood. Cardiac muscle cells have very high numbers of mitochondria, up to 40% by volume, and so are very sensitive to any decline in mitochondrial function.
All of that blood is pumped around the huge network of arteries, veins and capillaries which make up our circulatory systems. The larger blood vessels have a special type of muscle within their walls which is able to constrict or dilate the blood vessels to control blood pressure. This “smooth muscle” also contains a high number of mitochondria to provide the energy needed to squeeze and relax our blood vessels.
Mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in many conditions involving the heart and circulatory system. When the mitochondria in our heart and blood vessels aren’t working to their full capacity many serious conditions can develop. Our heart muscle can be damaged and fail to pump our blood properly. Our heart beat can become irregular and our blood vessels don’t control our blood pressure properly. Free radicals from the energy producing process can leak out of weakened mitochondria and damage the cell, leading to heart and blood vessel damage.
MitoQ® is attracted to the mitochondria in our cells and so accumulates in large quantities in our heart muscle. Once inside our mitochondria, it provides a huge boost to our natural antioxidant reserves, allowing our mitochondria to get on with the task of properly powering our cells. Free radical damage to our hearts and blood vessels can be significantly reduced and even reversed, allowing us to live healthier, more active lives.
MitoQ® Heart is a breakthrough product containing the mitochondria-targeted antioxidant MitoQ®, alongside L-Carnitine, Magnesium and Vitamin D; all products proven to be beneficial to optimal heart health.