Coenzyme Q10, known as CoQ10, or Q10, is a compound found in every cell of our body.
Its biological function is to produce energy, neutralise free radicals, and keep our cells healthy, inside our body and in our skin.
Coenzyme Q10 is essential for the daily activities that maintain life and energy.
It's fat-soluble, able to stabilise cellular membranes.
It protects our skin from the UV damage
It neutralises free radicals (responsible for premature ageing)
The lack of CoQ10 can play a role not only in your skin condition but in your weight as well.
As we age, our skin and our whole body changes.
A CoQ10 deficiency may result in a slow metabolism and low energy resulting in weight gain. Fine lines and wrinkles may appear on our skin along with extra kilos on our body.
Reduced levels of CoQ10 slow our natural production of collagen and elastin. Collagen makes your skin firm, while elastin gives your skin flexibility.
How do you increase your levels of Coenzyme Q10?
The best natural foods sources are:
Organ meats: Heart, liver and kidney.
Some muscle meats: Pork, beef and chicken.
Fatty fish: Trout, herring, mackerel and sardine.
Vegetables: Spinach, cauliflower and broccoli.
Fruit: Oranges and strawberries.
Nuts and seeds: Sesame seeds and pistachios
Legumes: Soybeans, lentils and peanuts.
You can also use supplements – both internally as capsules* and also on the skin in the form of serums and masks. When applied to your skin CoQ10 boosts skin repair and regeneration.
*Always check with your health professional before taking supplements.