Anti-Wrinkle Protection: Coenzyme Q10

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Coenzyme Q10 was discovered in 1957. This vitamin-like
substance, present in every cell of the body, is vitally
important for cell functioning: it plays a major role in
energy production and is a powerful antioxidant.

Doctors and researchers around the globe have been
investigating CoQ10, and now it is used for a variety
of ailments and as a part of preventive care:
* CoQ10 is needed for anything that requires energy:
heart and liver functioning, sperm production, muscle
activity
* it boosts immune system
* shown to be effective in treatment of gum diseases
* lowers blood pressure
* it is used for cancer treatment and was noticed to reduce
tumors.

Human body has the ability to make its own CoQ10, but after
the age of 20 the production level declines, but the demand
grows. Foods highest in coenzyme CoQ10 include beef,
spinach, sardines, albacore tuna, and peanuts. Unfortunately,
high temperatures that we use to cook meals will affect the
coenzyme. That is why older people and those who want to use
CoQ10 for therapeutic effect will benefit from taking it as
a supplement.

How effective is CoQ10 in skin care?

Wrinkles appear when skin loses its elasticity. This is due
to decreased collagen production and collagen crosslinking.
Everyday life, cell metabolism, exposure to sun and other
environmental factors, toxins, cigarette smoke – all result
in production of free radicals. Those overactive pesky
molecules or atoms have odd electrons on their orbits and
try to find a balance. They either give away the odd electron
or find a pair for it, thus making another molecule unstable,
turning it into another free radical.

While this process is natural and unavoidable as a part of
metabolism, too many free radicals cause dangerous chain
reactions that destroy cellular compounds and can damage
DNA, proteins and lipids (fats). When it comes to skin aging,
free radicals interfere with collagen production and cause
premature aging.

Coenzyme Q10 has exceptional antioxidant properties.
Studies show that it can effectively counteract free radical
damage and provide significant protection against UVA-induced
depletion of cell membrane. In other words, it will prevent
damage to collagen and elastin production process and help you
avoid wrinkles.

CoQ10 is so powerful, it is able to reduce cancer tumors
and minimize stroke consequences that are due to suddenly
increased levels of free radicals. So when applied topically,
it can provide extra protection for your skin and produce
a dramatic anti-wrinkle effect.

Note: Information in this article is not to be taken as a
medical advise. Always consult your doctor if you need
professional help.

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