Eating enough to get through the day is not a problem for most people, but getting all the nutrients you need to function at your best can be a challenge. Hectic modern lifestyles leave little time for meal planning and prep, and all too often we resort to fast and processed foods to stave off hunger on the fly.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential element needed by every cell of your body. CoQ10 deficiency has been associated with diabetes, metabolic disease, heart disease, cognitive decline and premature aging.
Your body makes its own CoQ10 from the foods you eat, but levels decline significantly as you age, accelerating the aging process. Supplementing via IV infusion is a safe, fast and efficient way to optimize your CoQ10 levels, to fight oxidative stress, support mitochondria and put the brakes on aging.
What is CoQ10 and How Does it Work?
CoQ10 is a coenzyme, meaning it helps other enzymes to work properly. It also helps your body to get the most from antioxidant Vitamins C and E. CoQ10 plays a vital role in energy production within the cellular mitochondria — energy powerhouses where carbohydrates and fats team up with oxygen to produce ATP, the energy molecule.
Your body makes CoQ10 from the foods you eat and stores it in the mitochondria, with the highest concentrations found in cells of the heart, liver, pancreas and kidneys, vital organs that keep you alive. As with NAD, another essential coenzyme, CoQ10 levels decline as you age, leaving your cells more vulnerable to oxidative stress and aging.
Foods with the highest concentrations of CoQ10 include red meat, fish, poultry and eggs. With many people steering away from animal sources of nutrition and toward plant-based diets, CoQ10 deficiencies are not uncommon. Inadequate CoQ10 has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer and cognitive decline.
CoQ10 supports human health by:
- Facilitating conversion of fats and carbohydrates to energy (ATP) in the mitochondria
- Protecting cells from oxidative damage by free radicals
- Optimizing absorption of essential nutrients like Vitamins C and E
- Helping to transport electrons to support metabolic processes
Low CoQ10 levels promote aging by impairing mitochondrial function and reducing your body’s ability to combat oxidative stress and DNA damage. Statin drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol have a destructive effect on CoQ10, resulting in muscle fatigue and heart problems. People with low CoQ10 also tend to have low Vitamin B levels, as both come from the same dietary sources.
Benefits of CoQ10
CoQ10 provides multiple health benefits, including:
- Helps to synthesize ATP from fats and carbohydrates to sustain natural energy
- Protects cells by combating oxidative stress from free radicals, warding off disease and aging
- Supports heart muscle function and wards off heart disease
- Combats DNA damage that accelerates aging
- Helps to regulate cell pH levels and reduces the risk of cancer
- Slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease and supports cognitive health
- Supports male fertility
- Helps mitigate fibromyalgia symptoms
- Taking CoQ10 during cancer treatment can protect the heart from DNA damage caused by chemotherapy, and it prolongs survival time in end-stage cancer
How to Boost CoQ10 Levels
Increasing your dietary sources of CoQ10 is the best way to boost CoQ10 levels on an ongoing basis. To avoid harmful substances and ensure high quality, select meats that are grass fed and humanely raised, wild-caught (not farm-raised) fish, and poultry and eggs from pasture-raised birds.
If eating more animal products is not an option, supplementing with CoQ10 is a viable alternative. But how do you know which form of CoQ10 is most effective? Oral supplements must pass through your digestive tract and be absorbed by your liver before being made available to your cells. In the process, much of their potency is lost, and some of it passes right through your system and gets flushed by your kidneys.
CoQ10 IV therapy is a quick, safe and highly effective way to deliver CoQ10 to the cells that need it most. When infused by IV drip, CoQ10 quickly enters your bloodstream, to be carried to cells throughout your body. Regular CoQ10 IV therapy helps you combat oxidative stress that destroys DNA, impairs health and promotes aging.
CoQ10 IV Therapy in NYC
Urban living can be brutal, and maintaining good health is an ongoing challenge for busy New Yorkers. InVita Wellness offers a wide variety of nutrient IV cocktails and IM nutrient injections to help prevent nutritional deficiencies and optimize overall health. Because CoQ10 is a nutrient and not a drug, there are no negative side effects from CoQ10 IV therapy or CoQ10 booster shots, and you don’t need a prescription. For all-natural solutions that promote health and combat aging, contact InVita Wellness today.
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