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You work out every day, get 8 hours of sleep, meditate, walk outside and love your leafy greens – by rights you should be bursting with energy! But sometimes no matter how healthy your lifestyle you might feel like there is something missing, and maybe there is…
After my last trip back to the UK to visit friends and family I just couldn’t get my energy levels to where I wanted them to be, and where they needed to be for me to thrive in all the areas of my busy life: running a business, being back at school, working out, seeing friends, and taking care of my loved ones. All those things that us busy, modern women do and make it look effortless, but that behind the scenes takes so much work.
I dialled in my diet, delegated business tasks, balanced my workouts and prioritized sleep and self care. But no matter how hard I tried I was exhausted by lunchtime every day, which is incredibly hard to admit for someone who is considered an expert in healthy living
So I jumped into the research to find out what I might be missing in my battle for all day energy – and I found that missing piece in the form of a tiny but mighty antioxidant called Coenzyme Q10, an essential element of our body’s energy production system.
What exactly is Coenzyme Q10?
Co-enzymes are essential compounds in the body that are neither vitamins or minerals, but that control and activate enzymatic processes.
Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10) is an energy nutrient and antioxidant whose key role in the body is as a co-factor in the electron chain, to help our mitochondria (the ‘power plant’ housed in every cell of our body ) produce ATP, or our ‘energy currency’. It is a key nutrient for cardiovascular health as our hearts are one of the most metabolically active organs in the body – beating on average 115,200 times a day!
It is also one of the most abundant lipid (fat soluble) antioxidants, and is important in combating the destructive effects of free radicals and the degeneration of our DNA.
Can I get Coenzyme Q10 from my diet?
The highest levels of CoQ10 are found in animal proteins, especially in organ meats such as heart and liver. Plant based sources of CoQ10 include extra virgin olive oil, peanuts, sesame seeds and pistachio nuts, but for those struggling with energy levels, or who wish to improve their cardiovascular and antioxidant health a great quality supplement such as New Chapter’s CoQ10+ Food Complex can be highly beneficial.
Why should I choose New Chapter’s CoQ10+ Food Complex?
New Chapter’s CoQ10+ Food Complex uses whole food nutrients to combat oxidative stress and support cardiovascular health.* I only recommend supplements that have been clinically proven to be effective, so I love that its benefits have been scientifically proven by both human and in vitro testing, and its dual cultured CoQ10+ has been proven to provide superior antioxidant activity over its chemical isolate counterpart.* It also has 150% better absorption than typical CoQ10, and is naturally fermented with probiotics to enhance absorption. *
And it’s easy to add into your already busy day – you only need to take it once daily, and it’s so gentle on the digestive system you can even take it on an empty stomach.
Where can I buy New Chapter’s CoQ10+ Food Complex?
You can find New Chapter’s CoQ10+ Food Complex in your local health food store, Whole Foods, CVS, on Amazon, or at www.newchapter.com.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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