A study has shown that a MitoQ antioxidant skin cream can help reduce appearance of wrinkles. Fine lines, scars, skin discoloration, red areas, brown spots and UV spots were also reduced.
MitoQ is a mitochondria targeted form of Coenzyme Q (CoQ10). It’s designed to accumulate within mitochondria to protect against oxidative damage. Studies have proven MitoQ to be 847 times more effective than CoQ10. CoQ10 is an essential chemical component in the working of the mitochondria. It plays an important part in energy production and also as an antioxidant that prevents the generation of free radicals.
Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of the cells. They generate the energy that our cells need to do their jobs. Some of our cells have thousands of mitochondria and others don’t have any. Muscle cells and certain organs need more energy so they have lots of mitochondria. Your skin is your body’s largest organ.
Quantity as well as functionality or our mitochondria decrease as we age. The chemistry of the mitochondria is also the primary source of free radicals that result in age related oxidative damage. Mitochondria use oxygen to break down carbohydrates and fat to release energy in a form the cell can use. By doing this disruptive free radicals are released that contribute to oxidative damage.
CoQ10 levels decline with age. Research has identified CoQ10 supplementation to be a promising anti aging therapy. But CoQ10 is poorly absorbed when ingested. MitoQ supplements solve this problem by delivering the antioxidant directly to the mitochondria. MitoQ supplements help to support mitochondrial function and also reduce free radical damage.
MitoQ supplementation has huge potential to help with dysfunctional mitochondria associated conditions.
A MitoQ clinical trial has shown MitoQ supplements to reduce liver inflammation in hepatitis C patients.
Another MitoQ clinical trial showed a reversal in multiple sclerosis symptoms after only two weeks of treatment.
The MitoQ antioxidant skin cream study made use of VISIA skin and complexion analysis. The VISIA analysis detects damage and signs of ageing on and beneath the surface of the skin that is not visible to the human eye. The study participants then made use of the MitoQ antioxidant skin cream every day for 8 weeks.
After the 8 weeks, another VISIA analysis revealed a reduction of red areas in 69% of the participants. Skin texture improved and wrinkles reduced in 62% of the participants. Appearance of UV spots reduced in 46% of the participants.
This is a sponsored conversation written by A Health Blog on behalf of MitoQ. The opinions and text are all A Health Blog’s.
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