Our bodies are like well-oiled machines and like complex systems they need energy to run properly. Coenzyme-Q-10 (also known as ubiquinone), a vitamin-like substance, is present in most red blood cells and is responsible for the body’s own production of energy. Discovered in 1957 scientific studies have linked it to a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure and slower aging. Studies in mice show it increases their life span by 25 percent.
According to the Mayo Clinic, CoQ10 levels decrease with age and are found to be low in patients with some chronic diseases such as heart conditions, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson's disease, cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. Some prescription drugs may also lower CoQ10 levels.
In the past, all CoQ10 supplements used the ingredient ubiquinone, which has to convert to another substance once it gets into your system - ubiquinol. But there's a problem, according to board-certified anti-aging doctor Al Sears, M.D. of Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
"Your body’s ability to convert the old style [ubiquinone] starts to decline after age 45. As a result, your body doesn’t get the full effect. And in many cases – if you’re 50 or older – traditional CoQ10 won’t give you the chance to stay young into old age."
Researchers from Japan have discovered a way to skip this conversion step and deliver the more absorbable ubiquinol into the blood. But why does better absorption make a difference? The answer is in the design of your cells. Dr. Sears explains, "Most people think of cells as little blobs of microscopic material. But their power and complexity is far more wondrous than you may imagine. Each cell in your body, and you have trillions of them, is like a tiny micro-city." And, he says, these "micro-cities" need energy to survive, just as a city needs a power plant to provide electricity. "When you give your cells the energy they need, they know what to do with it. They can use it to fix what’s broken and preserve the organs that keep you alive," maintains Dr. Sears.
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