Being over 60 can be alarming especially when you look in the mirror. How many times have you wondered who that hag is looking back at you? She doesn’t jive with how you feel inside. Instead, she’s an optical illusion who is playing a dirty trick on you. Fortunately, there is a multitude of ways to slow down aging and we’re lucky to live in an age of remarkable technologies.
I was recently asked to try a new product on the market called MitoQ (my-toe-Q) that targets mitochondria, which are the cellular batteries inside your body. Now I know you aren’t here for a chemistry lesson so I’ll try to explain how they work as simply as possible.
How Mitochondria will slow down aging
Mitochondria are special structures inside the cells of animals, plants, and fungi that help cells function by giving your cells energy. They affect metabolism, protein synthesis, self-replicate and keep us alive. They’re responsible for 90-95% of the energy your cells create and produce 90-95% of free radicals. That’s why it’s important to protect them. As we age, they become more vulnerable and less effective. When they aren’t functioning properly, they cause organ deterioration, premature aging, and disease.
Once our body’s mitochondria lose their protection, we may find ourselves becoming tired and sick. Wrinkles start to appear as well as fine lines, dark spots, dull skin and less elasticity.MitoQ is a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant that was developed in New Zealand at Otago University, Dunedin. It’s a newly discovered form of CoQ10 that is scientifically proven to get inside the mitochondria in our cells. It helps them breathe, repairs damage done by the environment and revitalizes organs. This not only helps us feel younger but may even allow us to live longer.
My personal experience with MitoQ
I’ve been taking MitoQ’s antioxidant supplements and using their Skincare serum for several weeks now. Although I’m awful at remembering to take supplements, I was intrigued with the idea that they would power up my cells and keep my organs healthy. My entire body has been taking a beating in the last decade from stress and menopause, so I thought it would be a good idea to give MitoQ a try.
I’ve never been low energy but after using the products, I immediately felt more alive. My initial concern was that “getting more energy” was going to speed me up and make my blood pressure spike. That’s something to worry about post-menopause. I’m happy to report that I didn’t feel jittery or weird at all. Instead, I had a sense of being wide-eyed and alert but still calm.
What I’m really excited about is the skincare serum. When I opened my sample box I saw an elegant container. Everyone loves pretty things. I squirted some of the rich, yellow cream and the dispenser worked beautifully. Faulty containers have been an issue in some of the products I’ve tried in the past. When I applied the serum on my face it was silky smooth. My face felt moisturized and soft all day long.
My skin has always been extra dry and I usually need an extra moist cream during the day and in the evening. MitoQ serum is rich without feeling greasy. It can be used by itself or with other products and makeup. My skin had been feeling dull but now it glows and is more supple.