5 Nutrients for Mitochondrial Health

Optimizing your mitochondrial function means you are giving your body the advantage of efficient energy production. That means potential benefits for your brain, heart, muscles, and more. Here are some top supplements known to support mitochondrial health.

1️⃣ Alpha lipoic acid (ALA). ALA is a powerful antioxidant and a cofactor for many enzymes that are active in the mitochondria, helping to optimize cellular energy production.

2️⃣ Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 is critical in the final step of energy production in the mitochondria. With so many mitochondria concentrated in the heart muscle, this nutrient is also extremely important for heart health.

3️⃣ Acetyl-l-carnitine. Acetyl-l-carnitine plays an important role in fatty acid metabolism inside the mitochondria. It has shown in studies to support mitochondrial synthesis and energy production.

4️⃣ NAD. NAD stands for nicotinomide adening dinucleotide. It plays a critical role in energy production in the mitochondria. Supplements that can be taken orally to support NAD+ levels include nicotinamide riboside and nicotinomide mononucleotide (NMN)

5️⃣ Resveratrol. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that is concentrated in red wine and purple grapes. By supporting antioxidant defenses, it helps to minimize the damaging effects of free radicals on the mitochondria.

When we work with people, we take an individualized approach. We often recommend only some of these supplements or have products that include several ingredients (who wants to take handfuls of pills every day?). To learn more about how we can help you optimize your health!