The Benefits of COQ10 for Heart Health

A supplement which has been growing in popularity in recent years is Coenzyme Q10.

This naturally occurring substance helps to maintain heart health and enhance the body’s natural immune system. It is incredibly versatile and is taken as a daily supplement by people around the world because of its energising and healing benefits. Although it occurs naturally in the body, taking a supplement can ensure that your levels don’t drop too low.

People who suffer from lethargy or general feelings of being run down may benefit from a Coenzyme Q10 supplement. It is also believed to help prevent migraines when taken daily. Many older people take Coenzyme Q10 supplements to help maintain good general wellbeing because our bodies’ natural supply of this essential substance can deplete as we age.

As an antioxidant, Coenzyme Q10 helps protect your body against the harmful effects of toxins and also aids the absorption of beneficial vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants are sometimes credited with boosting weight loss, possibly due to their energising effect on the body helping increase the fat-burning benefits of exercise.

While Coenzyme Q10’s effects on the body have been widely studied, it is also said to have great benefit to your skin when applied topically, for example, in a face cream. Its antioxidant properties are believed to help to repair environmental damage from free radicals and reduce wrinkles, making skin appear firmer and more youthful looking. It is for this reason that Coenzyme Q10 is used in several high end moisturisers, so it’s worth looking for if you’re seeking an anti-ageing cream.

Similarly to skin, Coenzyme Q10 is included in some shampoos and conditioners, because of its revitalising properties. It promotes elasticity, making hair look more healthy and being an antioxidant it can increase vitality and shine as it helps prevent and repair environmental damage. Shampoos and conditioners containing Coenzyme Q10 are usually fairly expensive, but are a great idea for luxury hair care if you want to have something indulgent.

Coenzyme Q10 is similar to a vitamin, and is sometimes called Vitamin Q. It can be bought as a standalone supplement or as an ingredient in a multi supplement. It is sometimes found in a combined Omega 3 and Coenzyme Q10 capsule as both of these supplements are beneficial for heart health, and are often taken in conjunction with one another.

About Lisa Goldberg

Hello! And Welcome to my blog, Health News From Your HealthCoach. Having been in the health and fitness industry for the last 16 years, I know that diet and nutrition information can be overwhelming and ever-changing. Over the years I have been asked many of the same questions. “How can I lose weight?” “How can I maintain my weight loss?” “What kind of vitamins should I take?” ” What’s the best alcohol to drink when I’m dieting?” I will address these questions and many others in Health News From Your HealthCoach. My Bio I am a nutritionist with a Masters degree in clinical nutrition from New York University. I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist through the American College of Nutrition, and a Certified Dietician/Nutritionist through New York State. I am also a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise. My company, HealthCoach, has been delivering healthy lunches to trading desks at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and JPMorgan amongst others, since 2004. I counsel my HealthCoach clients and private clients on weight loss, behavior/lifestyle modification and overall health and wellbeing.
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