Five reasons why you should take Coenzyme Q10

Five reasons why you should take Coenzyme Q10

With medical breakthroughs occurring every day and supplements available at the click of a button, just about everyone is looking for a magic pill that does it all. One simple pill to heal all of our ailments, make us look younger and rejuvenate us from head to toe. Unfortunately (as is usually the case), it seems like it would be easier to attain a car made of solid gold and the ability to fly... except that this time, it isn’t. Just like every hero in every feel-good movie ever created, it turns out everything we need has been inside of us all along - just maybe not enough of it.

 

Introducing Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – a naturally occurring vitamin-like substance our bodies produce. It produces energy for every cell, tissue and organ. Maintaining high CoQ10 levels is critical to sustaining optimum health. Without enough CoQ10 to power our cells, our bodies become more susceptible to illness and injury. Simply put, if you don’t have enough, your body won’t work properly. Unfortunately as we get older, we tend to produce less of it – most people over the age of 40 are deficient.


If you’re not already convinced, here are five more undeniable reasons why you should take CoQ10.

#1. It keeps you young
Since nobody can find the Fountain of Youth, aging is an inevitable part of life. There are many benefits that come with getting older (cheaper car insurance for one), but our bodies tend to suffer. As we age, our bodies not only produce less CoQ10, they becomes less efficient at utilising what they do make – accelerating the inevitable. Taking a CoQ10 supplement optimises cell function and actually increases your antioxidant intake. This magic combination slows down the aging process on the inside as well as the outside, allowing you to enjoy the wisdom of your years with the body of someone much younger.

#2. It gives you more energy
Lack of energy or fatigue is one of the top health complaints reported by adults. Often associated with a hectic lifestyle or getting older, a lack of CoQ10 is often the culprit for depleted energy levels. Interestingly, CoQ10 supplements are one of the main things prescribed to people with Chronic Fatigue – though with their ability to enable cells to function as efficiently as they did when you were younger, everyone can benefit from taking CoQ10 supplements.

#3. It brings out you inner athlete
The aim of the exercise game is to improve your VO2 max – or rather the maximum rate your heart, lungs and muscles can effectively use oxygen during exercise. The better your VO2, the better your overall performance. Increased CoQ10 not only improves workout capacity and oxygen transport, it helps prevent damage to muscles that can occur as a result of intensive or endurance exercise. We can’t all be Usain Bolt, but you can get a lot closer to it with a little extra CoQ10.

#4. It offsets the side effects of medications
As if age, lifestyle and illness wasn’t depleting our CoQ10 levels enough, various medications lower them further. Tricyclic Anti-depressants, Beta blockers (blood pressure medication) and Statin drugs (for lowering cholesterol) not only lower CoQ10 levels, but often have side effects including muscle pain, general soreness or weakness, digestive problems, memory problems, blood glucose elevations (including diabetes), and a spectrum of other issues. Adding a CoQ10 supplement to the mix increases energy and vitality, and offsets the unwanted side effects of these medications.


#5. It’s good for the old ticker
It stands to reason that the cells in your body that require the greatest amount of energy also have the greatest need for CoQ10. With our hearts working at a rate of around 75 beats per minute, pumping five litres of blood through our body every minute, heart cells require a lot of energy to work properly. When they’re depleted in CoQ10, your heart doesn’t work efficiently and your entire body feels it. Statin medication depletes the body of CoQ10 even further, so if you’re taking anything like that it’s really important to balance it with a CoQ10 supplement.

CoQ10 is beneficial for everyone, particularly people who suffer from low energy, cardiovascular problems or have a weak immune system. If you’re interested in trying it for yourself, check out Good Health CoQ10.

 

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