MitoQ – Your Immune System’s Best Friend: A Strong Defense is Your Best Offense!
Mitochondria are one of the most important components of a cell. Without them, many crucial biochemical processes to strengthen your immune system would not happen. They control how food and oxygen are converted into energy and also send messages to other components within the cell, such as helping the cell to perform specific functions to optimize your immunes system’s ability to kill a virus, such as the coronavirus.
Coronavirus is a family of viruses including the common cold and the SARS virus that infected over 8,000 people and killed 774 in 2003. The current strain is new (2019-nCoV) and may be a stronger version that can be more aggressive and lead to severe illness and even death – especially if your health is not optimal. You need every advantage against getting the virus and if you are unfortunate to be infected, you want your immune system to be as strong as possible to kill it.
You have 3 warriors in your immune system –Natural Killer Cells (cells tasked with fighting aggressors), Macrophages (defensive cells within white blood cells) and T-Cells (immune response cells) that are your best defense. We want these viral defences to be as strong as possible and supporting the immune system is key. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) plays a crucial role in a healthy immune defense and response.
In several studies a deficiency of CoQ10 has been linked to a decrease in the function of Natural Killer Cells as well as decreasing the function of both T-cells and Macrophages.
Regular CoQ10 antioxidant supplements are readily available – however, they are largely ineffective. Why? Because they are too big to penetrate the very selective mitochondrial membrane. So, whilst they get into your bloodstream, they are unable to significantly get into the mitochondria itself.
MitoQ is a world-first, mitochondria-targeted, enhanced form of the CoQ10 antioxidant, which is absorbed into the mitochondria at more significant levels than regular CoQ10 supplements. The mitochondria use MitoQ to re-line the mitochondrial membrane to improve the defensive barrier. MitoQ is a highly studied, advanced antioxidant with over 60 million US dollars spent on independent research and over 400 peer-reviewed articles.
The unique properties of MitoQ mean that it is absorbed directly into your mitochondria in large concentrations. This puts MitoQ exactly where your body needs it the most for a stronger immune system and optimal energy for vitality and health!
Of course, you want to stack the odds in your favor by strengthening your immune system. Keys to optimal immune system health include:
- Taking precautions to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables
- Exercise and don’t smoke
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
- Get adequate sleep
Unlike bacterial infections (for which you can take an antibiotic), there is no quick cure medication for viruses. They just hang on and on until your body can finally fight them off or they’ve done more damage. Stack the odds in your favor by giving the 3 warriors – Natural Killer Cells, Macrophages and T-cells – the important weapon they need to be their best.
In this time of new viruses, we need to have our defensive walls against infection strong and our warriors primed to fight infection if needed.
A Strong Defense is Your Best Offense – MitoQ!
Mark Menolascino, MD MS USA