Can Coenzyme Q10 help you to look younger?
Looking younger and feeling better takes on many forms. The list of supplements available is staggering all with their own claims of how they benefit your health. Then there are the supplements that make the claims to benefit your physical appearance. The key to getting the correct supplement that can do both for you comes from an understanding of the supplements themselves.
For many years, Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, has been used as a health supplement combating many types of aging diseases. It has only been in the past few years CoQ10 has been used as an anti-aging agent with amazing results.
Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10
The health benefits of CoQ10 are well known and very well documented. The use of CoQ10 is claimed to help in cases of congestive heart failure, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, headaches, high blood pressure, periodontal disease, and even muscular dystrophy. The supplement gains most of its benefit from helping people overcome the symptoms of aging and life-threatening chronic health conditions. In addition to this, the enzyme also helps to boost energy levels and accelerate recovery after exercise.
The main reason for the health benefits of CoQ10 is two-fold. First, it is one of the essential pieces of the biochemical puzzle that produces biological energy (ATP) inside our cells. Secondly, CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant, which helps to neutralize harmful free radicals in our body, which is one of the causes of aging.
Under perfect conditions, our body can produce as much CoQ10 as required. However, various factors such as aging, stress and some medications, lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of our cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines especially as we age and our levels of CoQ10 falls.
Skin Benefits of CoQ10
When free radicals attack our cells, they cause oxidation. When this oxidation happens in the cells of our skin, it forms wrinkles and fine lines. Furthermore, in most people over the age of 30, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are well below optimum. This results in a reduction in the production of collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules which keep our skin looking youthful and wrinkle-free.
When CoQ10 is used in a skincare product, such as the Skindulgence BioCell Mask, it helps to increase the levels of CoQ10 in the epidermis of the skin, as CoQ10 is a small molecule that can easily penetrate into the skin and go to work eliminating free radicals. As the free radicals are eliminated the increased levels of CoQ10 boosts the skin’s ability to repair and regenerate.
The application of CoQ10 is further enhanced by the Skindulgence BioCell Mask as it is contained in the pre-set mask. This feature is important as CoQ10 like vitamin C can be inactivated by oxygen from the air. The proprietary blend of minerals, moisturizers and antioxidants ensures your face gets exactly what it needs to eliminate the free radicals, replenish and rejuvenate youthful and healthy skin cells.
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