CoQ10 Benefits

CoQ10 Antioxidant for Heart Health

CoQ10 Antioxidant for Heart Health

So, what are the benefits to ensuring our bodies produce enough CoQ10?

To function normally our body cells need energy, otherwise those cells cannot function well, and of course some cells will always need more energy than others.

That energy is made by tiny little ‘energy factories’ called mitochondria. Inside the mitochondria, energy is normally produced from nutrients in the food we eat.

To help it do its job, the mitochondria uses a vitamin-like substance that we make inside our bodies called Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This substance was first discovered in the 1950’s but it was British Scientist Peter Mitchell – Nobel Prize winner in 1978 – who discovered that without CoQ10, that crucial energy process cannot take place.

But herein lies the problem, unfortunately our bodies don’t always make enough CoQ10 to produce the energy we need, especially as we get older.

According to research, after the age of about 30, natural levels of CoQ10 begin to diminish. And by the age of 50, our CoQ10 levels may be less than 50%.

It is believed that as well as age, some illnesses, too much exercise and taking statins may accelerate this depletion.

Cellular energy is directly linked to so many aspects of health and there are numerous benefits to ensuring we have enough CoQ10 to keep our bodies healthy.

Many health professional believe some of the benefits we get from ensuring we produce enough CoQ10 are:

  • Protects us from harmful free radicals that accelerate aging
  • Reduces high cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Energizes our hearts and keeps it pumping strong
  • It gives our brains energy and provides mental clarity
  • Helps to treat high blood pressure and heart disease
  • Enhances immune system function
  • Stabilizing blood sugar levels of people with diabetes
  • Combats fatigue

The Benefits of CoQ10 Therefore Cannot Be Ignored.

Of course, the ideal way to get more CoQ10 into our bodies is through food.

Foods such as green leafy vegetables (like broccoli and spinach), peanuts, whole grains and eggs are great sources, as well as red meats such as beef, lamb, and pork.

However, for many that still doesn’t provide enough CoQ10 to produce the amount of energy our cells require.

Aquasource offers a high quality CoQ10 complex (i.e. with Chromium and AquaSource Algae) which is very popular.

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