Article posted by BR Natalie
We've all seen them out there, products called Co-Q10 or Co-enzyme Q10, or even just Q10 - but what actually is this weird sounding ingredient?
Well, did you know that all of us have some Q10 already? Co-Enzyme Q10 (or just Q10 to save some space) is a vitamin like enzyme that is actually present in every human cell. In short it gives "energy" to your cells. It helps to the process that converts food into energy and, perhaps more excitingly, it is also a powerful antioxident.
Antioxidants fight damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Scientists believe free radicals can contribute to the aging process, as well as other health problems.*
As we age, the levels of Q10 that are naturally in our body decreases, however, the good news is, that you can top up your levels of Q10 in a number of different ways, either by eating foods high in Q10, taking it in an oral supplement such as a vitamin or using it as a topical aplication in a cream, lotion or serum.
There is also evidence to demonstrate that Q10 may be very beneficial when it comes to holding the effects of ageing at bay. Many of the large beauty houses have research that shows significant reduction in wrinkle depth when products containing Q10 are applied to the skin.
So there you go - the short and sweet version of why you should think about incorporating Co-Q10 into your beauty regime!
What's your experience with Co-Enzyme Q10? Are you a fan? Or have you never tried it? Or maybe you're not a fan? Get chatting below!