What are the secrets of keeping our skin looking fresh and healthy as we travel through the years? CoQ10 is one of natures beauty secrets. What is this special vitamin? And what can it do for our skin?
What is CoQ10?
First discovered in 1957 by Dr. Frederick Crane, CoQ10 is also known as coenzyme Q10, or Vitamin Q. A coenzyme is an important particle that is in all cells in the body, which helps other enzymes function efficiently.
CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant which our bodies depend on.
Deficiency in this coenzyme has been linked to migraines, gum disease, blood pressure, weight loss, eye health, heart health, and skin ageing. CoQ10 is highly present in all our cells when we are young, but it decreases as we grow older.
CoQ10 neutralizes free radicals (unpaired electrons that try to connect to other electrons, and in the process can damage important cells in our body, and in effect cause ageing). It also supports energy levels and is taken as an energy booster and as an antioxidant supplement.
When your energy level and antioxidants are depleted the process of skin aging takes place.
As we age, our mitochondria naturally start to slow down and produce less CoQ10, and therefore energy- as much as 10% less every decade.
How does CoQ10 support your skin?
Used to combat ageing, especially in the skin, CoQ10 can make a real difference and has been scientifically proven to enhance skin appearance, as it not only stops cellular deterioration, but repairs it too. Since it is already a part of the body’s cellular structure, when using it you are not applying a potentially toxic substance to the skin, but using a safe and natural treatment to restore it.
It energizes, protects, stimulates and rejuvenates the skin, and in turn, when used - makes our skin look younger.
CoQ10 plays a significant role in protecting our cells and mitochondria from internal and external free radical associated cell damage. As CoQ10 is present in our cells and mitochondria already, maintaining healthy skin is as easy as keeping the levels of it up.
How do you keep your levels of CoQ10 up?
There are two ways to do this, from the inside and from the outside. By supplementing with CoQ10 and using a sknicare product with CoQ10 in it, you can provide a double punch of cellular rejuvenation. The problem is, most CoQ10 products are ineffective.
CoQ10 is exclusively produced by the mitochondria and essential for our well-being. But, as we know, our bodies make fewer of them as we age. While ordinary supplements can help, most CoQ10 is too large to enter the mitochondria- its tough double membrane deflects them away.
CoQ10 bounces off the mitochondria as it is too large the pass through the double membrane.
Luckily, due to some break-through technology, scientists have found a way to get CoQ10 into the mitochondria. By reducing the size and bonding with a positively charged ion, the CoQ10 becomes Mitoquinol.
By empowering our mitochondria, our cells may start to act like they did when we were younger, and the damage caused by aging may be slowed.