Beautiful, youthful skin is something most of us want into our later years. What are the secrets of keeping our skin young looking, fresh and healthy as we travel through the years? Vitamin Q is one of natures beauty secrets. What is this special vitamin? And what can it do for our skin?
First discovered in 1957 by Dr. Frederick Crane, Vitamin Q is also known as coenzyme Q10, or coQ10. 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, Parkinson’s disease 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 ageing takes place.
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, by using a quality skin care product which contains the ingredient.