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Coenzyme Q10 is called the elixir of youth. This compound prevents free radicals responsible for skin aging, stimulates repair processes, nourishes, regenerates and has a positive effect on the work of many organs. Find out why you should use coenzyme Q10.

A compound called coenzyme Q10 is an element of every cell’s mitochondium. It’s what provides them with energy necessary for proper growth and regeneration. What’s more, coenzyme as a strong antioxidant has anti-cancer properties and positively influences work of almost all organs preventing many diseases. It prevents the formation of cholesterol deposits, reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, supports the work of the immune system, nervous system, intestines, improves metabolism or appearance of the skin so it’s also successfully used in cosmetics.

Coenzyme Q10 – why to supplement and look for in cosmetics?

First symptoms which show that your body is lacking coenzyme Q10 are tiredness. Lack of energy, decreased efficiency during exercise, drowsiness, lack of concentration and frequent infections are the first symptoms that may indicate insufficient amount of the compound in your body.

Our body produces coenzyme on its own but after 30 years of age there’s less of it, so it’s worth helping yourself and eating products rich in the compound or starting supplementation.

It’s also worth looking for coenzyme in cosmetics. Thanks to it your skin will become firm, properly moisturized and wrinkles will gradually start to smooth out.

In which products you can find coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme q10 can be found in such products as:

  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Fish
  • Oils
  • Offal
  • Whole grain products

It is also worthwhile, after consultation with your doctor, to start taking additional supplements of this compound. People who work out intensively, smoke, have problems with blood pressure, diabetes or atherosclerosis should be especially interested in it. Coenzyme is also recommended in prevention of such diseases as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or heart problems.

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