Are you feeling fatigue? Aching muscles? Memory fog? Elevated blood pressure?
You may suffer from Coenzyme Q10 deficiency.
Coenzyme Q10, otherwise known as CoQ10, is made naturally by the body in every cell’s energy centres: the mitochondria. CoQ10 are important energy sparks in your mitochondria which produce fuel your body needs for cell growth and healthy maintenance. CoQ10 also acts as an antioxidant, protecting your cells from potentially harmful effects and protects our muscles in our hearts and skeletons. It’s enzymatic nature also supports healthy digestion. It is also used to maintain healthy skin due to its antioxidant effects. Our body’s natural ability to produce Coenzyme Q10 declines with age and is further depleted using certain popular cholesterol lowering1-7, beta blocker and blood pressure medications*. Lack of Coenzyme Q10 may weaken the heart muscle and cause feelings of tiredness. Traditional Coenzyme Q10 supplements have been challenging to enter through the cell membranes where it is needed, but no longer with Liposomal Coenzyme Q10‘s protective fatty membrane surrounding its nutrients. This provides a protective barrier against digestive processes and delivers nutrients to the cells.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) Benefits:
- Heart muscle and heart antioxidant support
- Energy support (Coenzyme Q10 aids in up to 95% of the bodies energy production)
- Ageing support as it fights free radicals at the cellular level
- Blood pressure support after 12 weeks or longer consistent usage
*Do not stop or reduce any prescribed medication without consultation with your medical doctor.
*Use caution with Coenzyme Q10 if taking diabetic or blood thinning medication. Always consult with your doctor prior to starting any new dietary supplement regime to check for interaction.
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