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Be 80 and Have Heart Health of 25

80Latest research has broken the record! Now we can reverse the age-related damage to our arteries, restore more youthful cardiovascular function and effectively reduce the risk of heart disease.  As the new antioxidant discovered targets the specific structures called mitochondria by the University of Colorado.

This antioxidant reverses endothelial dysfunction, commonly known as a negative side effect of aging.

According to the Journal of Physiology, funded by the National Institute on Aging, carried a research on old mice (equivalent to 80 years old humans). The mice were given MitoQ, antioxidant added water for four weeks. Here’s what happened?

The old mice’s arteries functioned similar to the mice half their age—equivalent to humans of ages 25 to 35 years old!

According to Rachel Gioscia, the author of this study: MitoQ completely restored the arteries endothelial functions and the old mice arteries looked very young.

How MitoQ Turns Artery Aging Around 

MitoQ affects the endothelium, a thin layer of cells that lines our blood vessels. This layer helps to dilate the arteries by producing nitric oxide. But as we age this nitric oxide needed for dilation is destroyed by another natural substance produced by our body, superoxide— which is a reactive oxygen species.

According to Ryan, the superoxide is kept in check by your own body antioxidant, so it cannot do any problem. But as we age the reactive oxygen species outnumber the antioxidant defenses of your body.

Also the superoxide reduces the amount of nitric oxide produced by your body. Thus, resulting in oxidative stress and less blood vessel dilation, sorry news for your heart health.

A Vicious and Dangerous Cycle 

Mitochondria as I mentioned earlier is a major source of superoxide in aging cells. That extra superoxide can attack the mitochondria itself, which produce more superoxide, thus giving a rise to a dangerous and vicious cycle.

Research has proven that antioxidant supplement can curtail this cycle and improve vascular function in patient with cardiovascular disease.

I would advise you to consider MitoQ (antioxidant which is a molecule added to coenzymes Q10), as it directly target mitochondria and restores arteries dilation process, so they can work like the arteries of a young person.

MitoQ is available in supplement and cream forms online and in health stores worldwide.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic