In the late 1990s our founding scientists Professors Mike Murphy and Robin Smith set out to solve a major issue affecting human health. Their theory? That a targeted antioxidant molecule could overcome this issue at the very place where it happens, deep inside cells.
Our story began with a single molecule
Many people thought this was simply impossible. But Professors Murphy and Smith believed that antioxidants could be far more effective – and harnessed New Zealand’s famous ‘can-do attitude’ to get the job done.
Working at the University of Otago in New Zealand’s South Island, they created a new and unique molecule with a remarkable superpower – the ability to be absorbed directly into mitochondria, the powerhouses within cells. This breakthrough was at the forefront of the new field of targeted molecules, which we now know is vital for the cellular health revolution.
As scientists, they wanted their work to have the widest positive benefit to human health. So as the results came in and the deeper benefits of MitoQ became clear, the team pivoted and released MitoQ as a health product for everyone.
We continue to invest in and encourage world-class scientific research
Over $60 million in independent scientific research has been conducted on MitoQ in diverse aspects of human health including cardiovascular, neurological, immune and metabolic systems.
We foster only open and independent science, so all MitoQ donated to research studies is provided free and with absolutely no strings attached. Our product development team continues to explore new areas of cellular health to bring even more energy, resilience, and vitality to your cells.
With love from NZ
MitoQ was invented in New Zealand and we’re still headquartered here by Auckland’s beautiful Waitematā Harbour.
We’re proud of our Kiwi culture. We’re honest, curious, collaborative and positive. We love seeing other people energised to succeed.
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