Coenzyme Q10

  1. Description: This antioxidant nutrient is found in every living cell and is essential for providing us with the energy necessary to carry out bodily functions, or they simply won’t work. As we age, levels of CoQ10 drop. Other known causes of low levels are poor eating habits, stress, and infection. CoQ10 works by improving the function of the mitochondria, which are the “powerhouses of the cells.”

  2. Benefits: It helps to increase energy, improve heart function, help reverse gum disease, and improve the immune system. Angina sufferers have reported that taking CoQ10 reduced their pain more effectively than other prescribed medications.

  3. Fun Fact: Know someone with Parkinson’s? CoQ10 can slow the rate of deterioration in Parkinson’s disease.