The Healthy Cell Secret
The Healthy Cell Secret
ARTICLE BY | Michele Olson
Ask any American consumer if they are interested in good health, and they would most likely say, “yes!” Surveys show that people who use supplements are extremely interested in general good health and healthy aging. That’s why it’s surprising many health enthusiasts know very little about CoQ10, the shortened name for Coenzyme Q10. Once you know the facts, you’ll realize how essential it is for good health in a multitude of ways.*
What is CoQ10?
CoQ10 is a powerhouse nutrient stored in the mitochondria of the cells—the part of the cell tasked with producing energy and helping the cell to thrive and work properly. It’s CoQ10 that helps take fat and other nutrients you eat and turns them into usable energy. Without the presence of CoQ10, that energy conversion doesn’t happen! Working as an antioxidant in the body, CoQ10 defends cells against damage from harmful free radicals.*
Don’t I Have Enough?
Since humans make CoQ10, and it is in some foods, why is a supplement necessary? Because time and life choices contribute to CoQ10 depletion in the body. Environmental toxins, stress, and unhealthy diets are factors but so is the use of statin drugs.* CoQ10 should be on every statin user's must-have list.
We need CoQ10 in a variey of ways throughout the body. It has been clinically studied and proven to help maintain a healthy heart and support the cardiovascular system. It gives the heart and blood vessels a healthy boost. But CoQ10 doesn’t stop there. While supporting energy production within the cells, CoQ10 also helps neural connections, healthy brain function, and overall cognitive health.* There are also benefits for the liver and kidneys, and CoQ10 is an excellent asset to oral health. Adding a CoQ10 supplement to the practices of brushing and flossing is a great idea for supporting the longevity of gums and bone around the teeth.
In the overall health “big picture,” CoQ10’s ability to support cellular energy and reduce the risk of oxidative stress is a gateway to supporting all kinds of healthy bodily functions.*
How Do I Choose a CoQ10?
Consider three things when choosing a CoQ10 supplement.
Terry Naturally® CoQ10 products fit all those requirements and are available in three different formulas to fit everyone’s unique needs.
This is the same form shown to have remarkable abilities in clinical studies. Ubiquinone is the first and most clinically studied form of CoQ10— a wise choice not only good for your health, but also easy on your wallet. Individuals who are not efficient converters in the body of ubiquinone into the active form called ubiquinol, can turn to a bioactive form.
Bioactive Ubiquinol CoQ10
This is a bioactive form that requires no conversion by the liver, making it the ideal choice for those individuals who are not efficient converters of ubiquinone.
This chewable form features a unique delivery system that enables more CoQ10 to be carried through the digestive system and absorbed by the body. Research shows this delivery system enhances the absorption of CoQ10 by 8 times (800%) compared to standard CoQ10 forms.* It’s also a good choice for someone who doesn’t want to swallow tablets.
Now that you know the score on CoQ10 for heart health, brain health, healthy aging, and so much more, this might be your new motto: If my cells are healthy, I am healthy.
CoQ10 is a great asset to help you achieve that goal.*
ABOUT | Michele
Michele is a mom, wife, and grandmother who has been writing about the world of natural medicines for over twenty-five years. A professional voice talent, watercolor artist, and author, Michele enjoys conveying all that is possible in natural health through multiple communication styles—including a good laugh.