What is CoQ10?
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10), also called Vitamin Q, is a naturally occurring enzyme found in every cell of the body. Ubiquinone, an alternate name for CoQ10, is from ubiquitous, meaning "found everywhere".
CoQ10 plays a key role in producing energy in the part of a cell responsible for the production of high energy for the fuel responsible for muscle contraction. In fact, it is found in every single mitochondrial cell – and about 95% of your body’s energy is reportedly produced by these cells. It is essential to good health, and plays a particularly important role in radiant, youthful-looking skin. It is a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals in your body and helping to prevent their damaging effects on your skin. Your body produces this vital nutrient, however, as you age, your body's production of CoQ10 begins to gradual decline after the age of 20, inciting the aging process of the skin. By increasing this important enzyme, topical applications of CoQ10 have been shown to reduce the signs of aging skin.
Lowered levels of CoQ10 tend to cause a diminished production of collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules, and skin may also be more susceptible to free radical damage. Topical applications of CoQ10 boosts skin regeneration and repair, while aiding free radical damage caused by exposure sun, pollution and smoking. An added benefit is CoQ10's relatively small molecular size, making it easily absorbed by the skin.
Valid scientific studies supporting the effects of CoQ10 indicate that CoQ10 has the effectiveness to prevent many of the detrimental effects of photo-aging (the skin damage and premature aging resulting from sun damage to the skin). (1) Another study indicates CoQ10's ability to decrease 'crow's feet' around the eyes with long-term application. (2)
Whether in your 20s or your 80s, there is an overwhelmingly vast amount of scientific research that points to CoQ10 having a substantial impact on your health.
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1) Coenzyme Q10, a cutaneous antioxidant and energizer
2) Modulation of oxidative stresses in human aging skin
6/25/2011 10:10:42 pm
Great monograph on CoQ. Nice work.
I think this is good information. Because there are a lot of people out there that do not pay a lot of attention to their skin, or think anything about skin care at all. I just read where skin bleaching, and people attempting to lighten their skin color is increasing all over the world, including places like China, Japan, and India. In Jamaica it has become such a problem that the government started an educational campaign that basically says if you are going to do it then learn <a href="http://www.lightenskinnaturally.com">how to lighten skin naturally</a> instead of using potentially dangerous skin bleaching chemicals. I know anything to do with skin color is going to be a highly sensitive issue but I think these people are doing it for all the wrong reasons.
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