- a reservoir of antioxidant that slows oxidative damage
- support for the mitochrondrial membrane, that in turn, optimizes ATP energy generation
- a barrier to free radical leakage as a result of ATP generation
MitoQ supplementation seems to be particularly helpful for:
- Low energy–MitoQ has been shown to benefit individuals with extreme fatigue related to neurological conditions.
- Anti-aging–MitoQ reduces cellular damage associated with chronic oxidative stress and improves cellular energy production for optimal cell function and repair
- Mitochondrial dysfunction–which may be a primary or secondary issue in hundreds of conditions and diseases
In terms of energy, by protecting the energy source (mitochondria), individual cells have more energy and can do their jobs more efficiently. Our energy levels dip with age in part because our mitochondria are no longer working as well as they once did due to oxidative damage. With MitoQ, we can better protect our mitochondria with direct antioxidant delivery, providing a cascade of benefits that ultimately result in increased energy and wellness. MitoQ reduces free radical damage to organs and, by improving cellular functioning, helps to slow the aging process.
Researchers have stated that oxidative stress is the “mother” of many conditions, and it is secondary to even more ailments. In line with this, MitoQ has been shown to be
helpful for a variety of specific conditions and diseases. Just a quick scan of the news and animal/human research summaries, and it quickly becomes obvious that MitoQ has relevance to many issues (e.g., cardiovascular disease, neurological issues, hypertension, heart failure, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, ALS, diabetes, even perhaps anxiety).
What about lupus? Although, to my knowledge, MitoQ has not been specifically studied in regards to lupus, there is evidence that mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated in lupus, such that MitoQ could potentially be beneficial. Additionally, since fatigue is a prominent lupus symptom MitoQ’s energy-boosting properties may help increase day-to-day well being and functioning in those of us with lupus. Based on my positive experience (in next section), I personally am hopeful.
While MitoQ supplementation may have particularly important benefits for specific conditions, it is also is likely to benefit nearly anyone in terms of energy and cellular functioning. The scientists behind MitoQ have created a range of supplements to address both general anti-aging as well as specific concerns. The targeted supplements combine mitoquinol with ingredients designed to provide a specific benefit. Having had the chance to try the entire range, I can vouch for the high quality. The full range of MitoQ nutraceuticals is comprised of:
- MitoQ with mitoquinol
- MitoQ Heart with added D3, magnesium, and l-carnitine,
- MitoQ Blood Sugar with added zinc, chromium, and cinnamomum
- MitoQ Liver with added selenium, choline, and milk thistle
- MitoQ +GLME with added vitamin E and New Zealand green lipped mussel oil (for joint and breathing support)
- MitoQ +Curcumin with added Longvida optimized curcumin (to support brain, digestive, and immune health)
supplements have disappointed me. I had come to the resigned conclusion that in the stormy ocean that is lupus fatigue, most supplements are like a tiny drop of water I can barely see or feel. MitoQ is different. It works for me. Over the first weeks of taking MitoQ, I gradually noticed a modest improvement in my energy, stamina, and alertness. Eventually, I could not deny that I felt a little better since starting the supplement. Taking MitoQ seems to lessen my mental fog and fatigue a little. The supplement is easy to swallow and has never caused me any digestive troubles, even on an empty stomach.With MitoQ, I feel a little more like I did before lupus was a part of my life before fatigue became such a hurdle. I would not call it a miracle, but it has been moderately helpful for me, and I am not easy to energize. Although I was initially skeptical, MitoQ makes a modest-but-real difference in my day to day life and helps me have the energy I need to be (closer to) the kind of wife and mother I aspire to be. Whether I will purchase the supplement at full price once I run out of my PR sample remains to be seen, but for now, I am happy to be taking it.
MitoQ is also available as a topical product for the skin as well, and I was lucky enough to try it!
ECM degradation, and generation of ROS, all of which accelerates aging. Moreover, when the immune system goes awry as it does in
lupus, the epidermal barrier no longer functions optimally in its protective and hydrating functions. Lupus also tends to involve extreme photosensitivity
that generally corresponds with bad photo-damage. All this is to say, my skin is challenging and has been aging faster than it should, and I’m a tough skin care customer? Was MitoQ’s Classic Serum helpful for me? See for yourself.
I have tried all sorts of serums and creams in an effort to find products that deliver visible anti-aging results without triggering inflammation or skin irritation. MitoQ is one of few products I have found that is effective at lessening skin inflammation and simultaneously making a significant difference in wrinkles, dryness, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging. I started to see a positive difference the first week, and the results have been ongoing. Even my stubborn worry lines have begun to fade! My skin is less fragile, less irritated, and less lined. Overall, I am impressed with MitoQ Classic Cellular Energising Creme Serum, though I am not sure that my wrinkles will be reduced by 65% by the time I reach 8 weeks of use. Nonetheless, I recommend MitoQ Classic Serum as an effective anti-aging topical that is gentle enough, and even beneficial for, sensitive and reactive skin.