These days, you’ve been doing all that you can to stay on top of things as well as exceed expectations. However, fatigue has been creeping in, and it’s already taken a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Left unmonitored, persistent fatigue could leave you at risk for diseases, and you know just how harmful that could be.
Introducing Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an active bioenergizer that does more than just rejuvenates your mind and body. As your health partner, it helps you take care and look out for yourself better—so that you’re ready, more than ever, to take on the world. In this article, we break down five amazing potential benefits that CoQ10 can do for you.
Protects your heart
According to research, CoQ10’s antioxidant properties have the potential to fight the oxidative stress that may contribute to the onset or progression of heart failure and aging. CoQ10 has also been used to help manage cardiovascular conditions
Existing studies have shown that CoQ10 may help reduce the following:
- “Repeat heart attack risk” in heart failure patients
- The severity of statin medication-induced muscle complaints (e.g. pain, soreness)
- The conversion of cholesterol into plaque that can clog up major blood vessels
CoQ10 has also been reported to help manage statin-induced muscle complaints, such as pain, soreness, and discomfort.
Helps combat migraine attacks
Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from migraine headaches than men? The Migraine Research Foundation says that women experience migraines differently—they report more frequent episodic pain that lasts for a longer amount of time as well as chronic pain compared to men.
Findings from clinical trials report that CoQ10 may reduce the duration and frequency of episodes, as well as inflammatory markers associated with migraine headaches.
Promotes skin health
CoQ10 is claimed to shield the skin from harmful factors such as ultraviolet rays, which can otherwise speed up aging and increase your skin cancer risk. According to an article published in the Nutritional Cosmetics journal, CoQ10 is said to have antioxidant and energizing effects on the skin at the cellular level. These effects include:
- Enhancing the growth of fibroblast cells, which produce collagen
- Helping slow down cellular damage
Evidence also suggests that consuming CoQ10 supplements may help improve the following skin parameters:
- Dermis density
- Skin smoothness
- Reduce water loss and wrinkling area around the eyes
- Total wrinkle score
Improves energy and vitality
Easily demotivated from fatigue due to physical activity, or because of your period? Fatigue is also one of the most common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, a condition that affects women at some point in their lifetime.
Don’t worry—CoQ10 may help give you an energy boost. This nutrient is naturally stored in your mitochondria, the part of your cell that powers your organs to perform important functions. CoQ10 is said to be involved with your body’s conversion of complex energy sources—such as adenosine triphosphate or ATP—into much simpler molecules. ATP is crucial because, without it, energy storage and transfer in cells would not be possible.
To illustrate, a 2008 study found that healthy individuals who took 300 milligrams of CoQ10 supplements per day reported improvements in subjective physical fatigue sensation and exercise tolerance after performing strenuous physical tasks.
Aids in reducing cancer recurrence risk
Although there have been no reports of CoQ10 being successfully used as a treatment for cancer, there is evidence suggesting that CoQ10 may help preserve the cellular structure, promote their health, and ensure their health and survival—which could reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
In addition, according to the National Cancer Institute, patients diagnosed with certain cancers were found to have low levels of CoQ10 in their blood. CoQ10 has also shown the potential to activate the immune system’s response to health threats as well as protect the heart from the possible damaging effects of chemotherapy treatment.
While it is generally safe to consume CoQ10, it is still advised to consult with your healthcare provider before consuming the supplement—especially if you have any underlying medical conditions. Depending on your medical professional’s recommendations, you may need to follow specific dosage instructions or report any side effects experienced from CoQ10 intake.
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