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Habits for Better Health: Stack immunity odds in your favor

Promote better health from within your cells. Sponsored by MitoQ

Right now everyone is looking for ways to strengthen their immune system, anything to keep our body’s defenses in fighting form.

Researchers have identified a new way to help keep your immunity strong from within your cells.  Dr. Mark Menolascino, Medical Director of the Meno Clinic, joins our Laura Cavanaugh to discuss how to proactively protect your immune system through this breakthrough in cellular science.

This all revolves around mitochondrial health. Cellular health and overall health are interlinked. Every cell in your body has cellular batteries called the mitochondria, which is responsible for converting the air we breathe and the food we eat into energy. Every cell in your body needs the energy to carry out its function, whether it’s to promote organ function and recovery or to help the immune system protect you. Your entire body needs those energy powerhouses called mitochondria to be the best they can be.

By age 30, these important mitochondria are declining year after year. In medicine, we know the health of mitochondria reflects the health of so many conditions. When the mitochondria slow down, so does our power supply. We may feel more sluggish, take longer to recover and are more vulnerable to illness.  When mitochondria are unable to function at their best, this can be a significant cause of many serious health conditions, including seven of the top ten health conditions. Poorly functioning mitochondria are associated with diseases and conditions like heart disease, diabetes, dementia and arthritis. You need the mitochondria to help you protect that tissue, regenerate that tissue and help to provide the protective mechanism so those conditions don’t get worse.

There is also evidence to suggest that the mitochondria, in addition to powering our bodies so we can thrive each day, may also be linked to our immunity. The energy source for immune cells is mitochondria. Strong and happy mitochondria are essential to keep your immune system functioning at its best.

MitoQ is the first and only form of the antioxidant CoQ10 that can get inside the mitochondria at significant enough levels to help keep them powered up. The pharmaceutical-grade supplement is designed to be more effective than regular CoQ10, which is too big to get inside the mitochondrial membrane. MitoQ targets the membrane and fills depleted CoQ10, which helps limit free radicals.  It is a smaller, positively charged molecule that is able to work like a homing missile to go inside the mitochondria to do its job most efficiently. MitoQ helps create cellular energy and helps support immunity.

Performance is mainly driven by the health of your mitochondria. You can help your mitochondria be their best to be your best.

You can’t stop cells from aging, but you can slow down the process and proactively protect yourself by strengthening your immune system from within.

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This segment is sponsored by MotiQ.