Mitochondrial Myopathy

What Is Mitochondrial Myopathy?

Mitochondrial diseases affect the mitochondria of the cell, specifically the mitochondria of the muscles. Muscular and neurological issues are typically the result of the condition and include muscle weakness, exercise intolerance, hearing loss, balance and coordination issues, seizures and learning deficits.

Mitochondrial myopathies are caused by mutations in the genes. While myopathies are inheritable, family history of the condition is not always present. Either way, the condition often affects different individuals in different ways.


Natural Treatments for Mitochondrial Disease

Treatments of mitochondrial issues are directed at the affected cells and preventing symptoms as well as associated conditions. Supplements help speed and sustain the production of energy in the cells and boost the immune symptom. Specific supplements including coenzyme Q-10, vitamin C and melatonin are particularly effective.

Coenzyme Q-10

Coenzyme Q-10 is a substance similar to a vitamin that is found in every cell of the body. When used as a supplement, this substance supports the body’s cell growth and maintenance. Additionally, this component serves as a natural antioxidant eradicating the body of free radicals and other toxins.

Vitamin C

An especially important vitamin, vitamin C is helpful for treating a number of health conditions including low immune function and strength issues. Vitamin C also serves as an antioxidant eliminating free radicals and other toxins in the system.


Melatonin is a natural hormone that aids in the regulation of sleep. When used as a supplement for treating mitochondrial myopathy, melatonin helps treat symptoms including insomnia and other regulation issues. Melatonin also supports the strengthening of the immune system.

Mitochondrial myopathies affect the mitochondria of the cell, particularly the muscular cells. The condition may involve muscle weakness as well as several other symptoms; however, natural treatments, particularly supplements, prevent further degeneration and support effective function.