Have you heard of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)???? It’s a naturally occurring enzyme that is produced in the body.
It is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. Back to science class….cells are the basic unit of life.
CoQ10 levels have been reported to decrease with age and to be low in patients with some chronic diseases such as heart conditions, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. If your taking prescription drugs you may also experience lower levels of CoQ10.
Now, are you familiar with free radicals???? Free radicals contribute to the aging process. As well, the process of degenerative diseases, even some cancers. CoQ10 is responsible for batting free radicals and reducing the chances of developing health issues.
Let’s first go to our foods for sources of CoQ10:
Organ meats (ewww, liver)
Vegetables and Grains (MUST be unprocessed and fresh. FRESH as in local and just picked)
Hopefully by now you are supplementing with fish oils. What about a CoQ10?
It has been unclear whether replacing “low CoQ10” with supplements is beneficial.
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With that being said, allow me to introduce you to USANA Spotlight Product of the Week:
It’s all about energy—especially energy on a cellular level. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that plays a crucial role in creating energy in the cells. Coenzyme Q10 helps convert food energy into cellular energy. There is also a concentration of coenzyme Q10 in the heart and organs with high-energy demands. USANA combined alpha-lipoic acid with coenzyme Q10 to create CoQuinone 30, a fantastic supplement of these energy-supporting nutrients. The benefits associated with these nutrients include sound muscle function, healthy nerve function, and good cardiovascular health. As you age, your body naturally produces less coenzyme Q10. Fortunately, the proprietary CoQuinone 30 formula is clinically proven to deliver more CoQ10 to the blood stream than competing products.