There is growing evidence that mitochondrial dysfunction is a factor in many chronic and degenerative diseases. The mitochondrial tasks of creating cellular energy and removing waste byproducts are fundamental to all biological systems. However, these tasks are complex with many failure modes. Mito-Matrix offers a comprehensive and well-balanced formulation to improve mitochondrial function, metabolism and cellular energy production.
A number of nutrients have been identified to improve mitochondrial function.
ALC is the acetylated form of L-Carnitine and the only form demonstrated to cross the blood-brain-barrier and enter the central nervous system. Research has shown that ALC can improve various markers of cognition and mood, including attention, reaction time, memory, depression and mental fatigue. ALC also protects the nerves in cases of drug-induced neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy, with extensive evidence to show that it can positively impact sperm motility and, thereby, male infertility.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is the rate-limiting amino acid needed to build glutathione, our body’s master antioxidant. This ability to up-regulate glutathione explains why it is conventionally used to protect the liver in cases of acetaminophen toxicity and why it is known as a liver protectant and detoxifying agent. In addition to its powerful antioxidant action, NAC is an effective and well-researched mucolytic agent in cases of bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is another powerful antioxidant within the body that is necessary for cellular energy production in the electron transport chain. Although CoQ10 is most well-known for its ability to improve cardiovascular conditions such as congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathies and hypertension, clinical trials have also shown that supplementation can improve parkinson’s disease, sperm parameters and male infertility, oocyte quality and female infertility, migraines and more.
Lastly, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is another nutrient that has demonstrated the ability to protect the nervous system and improve mitochondrial function. ALA is capable of increasing both intracellular glutathione levels and coenzyme Q10 levels, making it the ideal nutrient to supplement alongside NAC and CoQ10. ALA has specifically been studied for its ability to reduce blood sugar, protect nerve cells, reduce pain, numbness and burning in cases of diabetic neuropathy, and chelate heavy metals such as mercury.
Collectively, all four of these ingredients are found in Mito-Matrix to synergistically restore mitochondrial function to the cellular powerhouse that it should be. Mito-Matrix provides comprehensive mitochondrial support for patients with cognitive dysfunction, low energy, nerve damage, fertility concerns and poor recovery from environmental stressors. Mito-Matrix is particularly indicated for individuals with toxin exposure and resultant cellular detoxification deficits.