After reading this blog we hope that you’ll be just as excited as we are about Coenzyme Q10!
COQ10 otherwise known as ubiquinone or ubiquinol is a nutrient that is used by every cell in your body.
CoQ10 has some major functions within the body: COQ10 is an amazing antioxidant and even improves the function of OTHER antioxidants in your body! COQ10 helps your cells grow, keeps your cells alive longer, is anti-aging, improves focus, attention, mood, energy, metabolism… (we can go on)!
COQ10 is so important and essential that your body makes it. But you still need some outside sources of COQ10 to have a healthy level in your body. If you’re savvy in the kitchen, you may be eating COQ10 and not even know it. Meat and fish are excellent sources of CoQ10, but don’t worry vegetarians, you can get COQ10 in your diet too! Veggies like spinach and broccoli as well as peanuts and whole grains have loads of COQ10 but relatively less amounts than in non-vegetarian sources., but these sources have significantly smaller CoQ10 than meat and fish, so supplementation might be necessary (Borekova, et al., 2008).
Typically we recommend COQ10 100 mg to 300 mg in divided doses every day for best results.
The answer is a resounding YES! COQ10 is like the spark-plugs in your car. If you have ever felt brain-fog, lethargic, tired, unmotivated, or depressed it might simply be due to a lack of the COQ10 spark that your brain needs. We see that COQ10 helps improve concentration, mood, memory, aids in AD(H)D, lifting depression, and it’s even neuroprotective, which means it can help prevent neurological diseases from occurring. If that’s not impressive, we don’t know what is!
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