Ortho Molecular MitoCORE Protein Blend Strawberry - 14 servings
Ortho Molecular's MitoCORE Protein Blend is a scientifically formulated blend of nutrients and protein, specifically designed to recharge cellular energy production, increase antioxidant protection, support detoxification capacity, and support immune function.
MitoCORE is a scientifically formulated blend of nutrients specifically designed to recharge cellular energy production, increase antioxidant protection, support detoxification capacity, and support immune function. Based on peer-reviewed, double-blind research, MitoCORE provides a unique blend of acetyl L-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid and N-acetyl cysteine. All have shown to support immune function and energy output. MitoCORE also includes key micronutrients and phytonutrients, including green tea, broccoli seed extract and resveratrol, to protect the mitochondria and continually recharge the cycle of energy production.
Acetyl L-Carnitine: Acetyl L-carnitine (ALC) is an amino acid that is associated with recharged cellular energy production. It has been shown to increase the flow of free fatty acids, the fuel source for mitochondria, resulting in a significant boost in energy production. With age, free radical production increases oxidative damage to the mitochondria, which can potentially decrease energy production. ALC has been shown to recharge cellular energy production and has been found, in combination with lipoic acid, to lower oxidative stress. Studies have also shown that ALC supports immune function by protecting CD4 and CD8 immune cells and by supporting the reproduction of lymphocytes for the identification and elimination of invading antigens.
N-Acetyl Cysteine: N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals and supports detoxification capacity. NAC has been shown to increase production of glutathione, an important antioxidant found in the body. In addition to its antioxidant activity, glutathione supports immune function by activating T-cells.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant and also plays a synergistic role in recharging other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, CoQ10 and glutathione. Lipoic acid also plays a key role in supporting detoxification capacity. Studies have shown that a combination of ALA and ALC helps minimize oxidative damage. Oxidative stress causes damage to DNA, RNA, proteins, mitochondrial membranes and lipids, and contributes to the functional decline of mitochondria, cells, tissues and eventually organs such as the brain.
Resveratrol: Resveratrol is a polyphenol molecule found in many plant species, including grapes and cranberries, and is found in high concentrations in wine. Polyphenols act as antioxidants that protect plants from damage that can be caused by bacteria, fungi and radiation. Resveratrol is believed to be the dietary factor behind the “French Paradox,” which is the high rate of cardiovascular wellness in the French population, despite their high fat intake. In addition to its antioxidant properties and support for cardiovascular function, resveratrol has been shown to support immune function.
Broccoli Seed Extract: Broccoli seed extract contains a high amount of glucoraphanin, a compound that is a precursor to sulphoraphane. Sulphoraphane is an antioxidant and supports detoxification capacity and immune response. Sulphoraphane has been shown to induce Phase II detoxification enzymes and raise intracellular glutathione levels.
Green Tea (EGCG): Green tea polyphenols have demonstrated significant antioxidant, probiotic- and immune-supporting properties. The hydroxyl group of green tea polyphenols increases antioxidant protection by forming complexes with free radicals and neutralizing them, minimizing oxidative damage throughout the body. Green tea polyphenols also stimulate the activity of liver detoxification enzymes, supporting detoxification capacity.
The Micronutrient “Backbone” : To recharge cellular energy production efficiently, optimal levels of critical nutrients and enzyme cofactors must be achieved. MitoCORE provides an optimized backbone of vitamins and minerals necessary for increasing energy output and meeting daily nutritional needs.
Rice Protein: Rice protein is a valuable source of branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine. These amino acids reduce the breakdown of protein and stimulate protein synthesis. In animal studies, rice protein was shown to support heart function, healthy cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity, reducing the negative impact of the Western diet fed to these animals.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.