Most people have heard about vitamins A,C,D,E and of course vitamin B, but what about vitamin Q? Vitamin Q is otherwise known as CoQ10 or coenzyme Q10 and it is synthesized by the body. CoQ10 is instrumental in transporting energy to the cells in your body and it acts as an incredibly powerful antioxidant. This makes CoQ10 an invaluable substance as it helps to fight free radicals that cause you to look older before your time.
While your body can produce this miracle vitamin, the ageing process, certain medicines and stress can interfere with your body’s ability to produce CoQ10. Scientists conducted tests on rats and the results were that the rats which were fed CoQ10 lived longer than the placebo group. Such tests have not been conducted on human beings, however it has been proven to help people with certain medical conditions.
As you get older, your skin will start to sag, become thinner and lose much of its elasticity. This will happen quicker if you have spent lots of time in the sun without any protection. Thankfully there are quality skin care products out there that contain CoQ10 which will help retard your skin’s ageing process.
CoQ10 can be used orally to assist with hypertension and certain heart conditions. It helps people with atherosclerosis as it reduces the amount of oxidised fats in the body. It improves heart rhythm which in turn lowers the incidence of angina and increases exercise tolerance in heart patients. Tests conducted on animals have revealed that hypertension levels improved and that it actually reversed damage to the myocardium.
Once you hit 20 years old, your levels of CoQ10 begin to decline. CoQ10 levels have been found especially low in patients with neuro-degenerative disease and strokes. It therefore makes sense for patients suffering from these conditions to increase their CoQ10 levels. Scientists have conducted studies on animals with the Huntingdon Chorea gene and discovered that the animals which were fed CoQ10 had fewer brain lesions than those animals who did not receive CoQ10.
As mentioned earlier, CoQ10 helps to energize your cells. Cells with reduced energy can lead to a slower metabolism which causes weight gain. Research has shown that subjects with lower levels of CoQ10 are more prone to weight gain. Here are some foods that contain significant levels of CoQ10:
There is no doubt that using CoQ10 topically and taking oral softgel CoQ10 caps is beneficial to for your health. If you are serious about your health and your skin you will start using CoQ10 based creams to care for your skin.
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