Benefits of CoQ10
CoQ10 is an antioxidant that is naturally produced in our body and is found in every single of cells, but it decreases with age and in today generic lifestyle, stressors and dietary habits, we are even more depleted.
CoQ10 helps to protect our cells from free radical damage thus lowering oxidative stress and plays a vital role in our metabolism.
For those that travel a lot, supplementing with CoQ10 especially when you’ve landed, helps combat the free radical damage (damage from radiation) you get from often going through metal detectors and being on aeroplanes all the time. Excessive amounts of free radicals lead to cell damage which can interfere with regular cell functioning.
Another primary function of CoQ10 is that it helps generate energy in our cells by being involved in creating ATP (adenosine triphosphate) – this involves energy transfer within cells.
Research also suggests that it helps with fertility for women as CoQ10 protects the eggs from oxidative damage. When a woman is deficient in CoQ10, the body becomes less effective at protecting the eggs.
Because CoQ10 is an antioxidant and protects us from free radicals, it also helps to keep our Skin young and protects the damage done from UV rays.
On the topic of free radical damage, CoQ10 is also beneficial to brain health.
In a nutshell:
2. Protects our cells from free radical damage
3. Lowers oxidative stress
4. Assists in the creation of ATP
5. Might improve fertility
6. Keeps skin young
7. Brain health