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.