Mitochondria: Energy Centers of Your Cells

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Why are your mitochondria so important for health and longevity?
Air Date: 3/18/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Greg Macpherson, CEO of MitoQ
Greg-MacphersonGreg Macpherson is Chief Executive Officer of MitoQ Ltd. He completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at University of Otago School of Medicine in 1992. Subsequently he has been owner and director of a number of start-up businesses that include New Zealand’s largest residential care services pharmacy, NZ’s first robotic dispensing laboratory, a pharmaceutical wholesaling company and a software development company. He has been a partner and board member of a pharmacy chain associated with one of NZ’s leading retailers. Currently he is a shareholder and director of Pharmacy Direct, NZ’s leading online pharmacy and is CEO at MitoQ Ltd.
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Mitochondria: Energy Centers of Your Cells
Mitochondria are the energy centers of your cells and tissues.

The energy made by the mitochondria is in the form of a chemical called adenosine triphosphate or ATP for short. ATP is an energy currency that every cell in your body can use. Basically, it keeps you alive.

As you age, your mitochondrial health can suffer. You're not as efficient at fending off free radical damage and oxidative stress, which can negatively impact your organs and bodily systems.

Greg Macpherson, CEO of MitoQ, a new CoQ10 option for boosting mitochondrial health, joins Dr. Susanne to explain how your mitochondria work and why it's so important to keep them healthy.