Today’s post is about the supplement CoQ10 and how it can improve skin health.I started taking this supplement several weeks ago and fully intend to keep it in my supplement stash.
What is Coenzyme Q10?
CoQ10 is an antioxidant. I’m pretty sure that you have heard of antioxidants and are aware of how we need them to fight damaging free radicals that wreak havoc and cause damage to our skin. CoQ10 is something we produce naturally in our bodies, but as we age and encounter factors such as stress, illness etc, we produce less of this wonderful antioxidant leaving us more vulnerable to cell damage and leaving cells less able to regenerate. This is why it makes perfect sense to supplement our bodies. You can find oral supplements at health food shops, online etc.
The Benefits of CoQ10 for Skin
It’s always good to protect your skin as much as possible with a constant supply of antioxidants both internally and externally in your skincare products. Dr Perricone (Dermatologist) is a huge fan of this supplement and although I was familiar with this supplement it was reading his book ‘The Wrinkle Cure‘ that made me take the plunge and finally invest.
In Dr Perricone’s words:
“In addition to its internal benefits, CoQ10 can also play a role in making skin look younger. CoQ10 levels decrease as you get older. Indeed, most women over thirty have below optimum levels of CoQ10 in the skin. The lack of CoQ10 results in an impeded ability to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen is important because it makes your skin firm, while elastin gives your skin flexibility. The loss of collagen and elastin causes your skin to wrinkle and sag”.
Another Additional Benefit
Other benefits of using this are said to be weight loss as it can apparently help to speed up a slow metabolism. CoQ10 assists in the production of energy by the cells. When we are deficient in CoQ10 it can mean that our metabolism is slower. You can read more on this on Dr Perricone’s blog.
Have I Noticed the Benefits?
I can find it difficult to pinpoint exactly what is working, because I do so many different things. However, this has got a lot of backing and it makes perfect sense to me that this is a supplement that is extremely beneficial, especially as I’m in my late thirties and I want to do as much as possible to protect not only my skin but also all of the cells in my body. It’s not just about skin health, but health in general and wanting to live a long and healthy life. When I was researching on the internet I found a lady writing about the supplement and saying that although it isn’t the cheapest supplement, it’s worth the investment and she can see the difference in her skin when she looks in the mirror.
If you think you’d like to give it a try, you can follow the link to the ones that I bought, HERE.
For a 30 day supply HERE.