Would you like to have more energy, an uplifted mood, better health and slow the aging process a bit? Many people still are unaware of CoEnzyme Q10, which is known to be extremely effective for support of cardiovascular health and energy levels in general. Being one of my favorite nutrients, I’m happy to say over the past several years many more health benefits of CoEnzyme Q10 have been discovered. CoQ10 is naturally produced in the liver and is absolutely vital for all processes requiring energy in your body. Although it’s found in small amounts in certain foods these levels may easily be insufficient for optimal health, especially as we grow older. Also, certain prescription drugs, most notably the cholesterol-lowering statins, significantly reduce CoQ10 production in the liver.

Older humans are known to have anywhere from 50-80 percent less CoEnzyme Q10 compared to that of young adults, which makes it one of the most important nutrients for anyone over the age of 40 to supplement with. Although our body makes a small amount of CoQ10 and we can get a little from certain foods like sardines and organ meats (which few people eat...just ask them!), as we get older this may not be enough to meet our energy needs.

Note: This article is not prescriptive, and is not to be construed as medical advice. Do not begin CoQ10 or any other nutritional supplement without first consulting your doctor. Rusty Improta is a nutritional consultant and owns Rusty’s Vitamins, located at 5 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, 717-334-8212.

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