Sunday, 25 November 2018

C0Q10 – The Beauty Enzyme

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has been used by the beauty industry for decades, but what makes it so special?

C0Q10 is a type of antioxidant (see my blog on antioxidants) made by the body and the highest levels are found in the skin. It’s also known as Ubiquinone. It’s required by every single cell, enabling each one to convert nutrients into energy for numerous biological processes. Levels peak between 20 and 30 years of age, then gradually diminish, so taking a supplement can help to safeguard levels.

A study by Italian researchers published in the Biofactors Journal, suggested that oral consumption may be more effective than topical.

Other benefits include:
·         Enables cells to convert nutrients into energy for bodily processes
·         Helps other enzymes to digest food properly
·         Fights free radical damage which can impair cell’s DNA
·         Helps increase absorption of other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E
·         Defends against muscle breakdown
·         Helps address heart conditions

In a small study by Functional Food Research Labs and H&BC Research Labs found that taking 60mg a day of CoQ10 in just two weeks;
·         Reduced wrinkle area by 33%
·         Reduced wrinkle volume by 38%
·         Reduced average wrinkle depth by 7%
You can find CoQ10 in our Advanced Nutrition Programme Skincare Ultimate Box, Jane Iredale Liquid Mineral Foundation.