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3 Reasons Why You Need CoQ10

This vitamin-like substance is also called ubiquinone, sound familiar? Probably not for most, let's try its more common name, Co-enzyme Q10 or CoQ10. One of its most important jobs is creating energy in the body (known as ATP), this occurs mainly in the heart, liver, and kidney. You get part of your daily dose of CoQ10 by eating meats, fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. This is yet another testament to a well balanced diet of whole foods to provide us with our needs of obtaining the proper vitamins and minerals. Your body also makes it naturally. But how do you know if you need more?

3 Reasons Why You Need CoQ10

  1. Your on a “statin” drug : Your high cholesterol made your doctor put you on a drug, that maybe decreasing your CoQ10 by as much as 40%. Most of your cholesterol, approximately 75% is made in your liver with the remaining being diet derived. One out of every 6 adults in the USA have high cholesterol. CoQ10 can also be beneficial for those who have hypertension and/or other heart concerns.
  2. You have “gum” disease: Oral and topical application of CoQ10 has shown improvement in the health of gum tissue. Perhaps you have bleeding gums with brushing or flossing, or they are swollen or painful ? Hopefully you are keeping up with those dental cleaning and exams. Your gum health is indicative of your overall health, and especially important if there are heart issues. Diseased gums can cause a diseased body!
  3. Your skin will be protected and youthful: UV damage can contribute to skin appearing more aged. “CoQ10 is also highly effective in protecting skin cells known as keratinocytes from oxidative DNA damage…” Elastin and collagen are also partly dependant on CoQ10 status, which when their production decreases, can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

There are many other benefits that CoQ10 can provide, another being cancer prevention and treatment as it boosts the immune system. Remember a diet full of fruits and vegetables is your best source of obtaining all the nutrients that will keep you healthy. Supplements are to be used as an addition, to healthy diet, not a substitute.

Antioxidants are important because they combat free radical damage. This is essential to health and well being as it is like the sweeper of the chimney. Free radical damage occurs every day in our body, and is a part of body processes. You can test your antioxidant status in several ways; one of the fastest and most effective ways is with the Biophotonic Scanner. This machine was recently featured on the Dr. Oz show. Click here to find a scanner near you.

Change your habits and diet, and you will change your life!

Cheers to your health and happiness!


In Good Health & Beauty,
Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Soleil Medical Spa
Dr. Alisha N.D.

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