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Monday, September 22, 2014

CoQ10 with Enhanced Mitochondrial Support

The mitochondria are the cells energy powerhouses, and CoQ10 is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function. CoQ10 is required to convert the energy from fats and sugars into usable cellular energy. Yet, the body's production of CoQ10 declines significantly with advancing age.

More people than ever before are supplementing with CoQ10. One reason is the increased awareness that "statin" drugs used to lower LDL and cholesteraol deplete CoQ10 levels in the blood and possile the tissues. What most doctors don't know is that aging may diminish CoQ10 levels in your body faster than taking Statin drugs.

CoQ10 is notoriously dificult to absorb. When it comes to choosing a coQ10 supplement, you want to choose one that contains ubiquinol instead of ubiquinone. Studies show that ubiquinol absorbs up to 8 times greater than ubiquinone, and higher levels of ubiquinol remain in the blood stream for far longer than ubiquinone.

The Importance of Water

The brain is composed of about 75% of water, 10% lipids (fats), 8% protien, 2% soluble organics, 1% carbohydrate and 1% inorganic salt.

 

How much water your body needs a day is easy to calculate: take your body weight and multiply it by 67%. As you can see from the composition of the brain we all need to drink more water and eat less carbohydrates. This should help us stay smarter and thinner.

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THE FACTS ABOUT PROTEINS AND FATS

FUNCTIONS OF PROTEINS:

  • Proteins are required for building and repair of body tissues (including muscle)
  • Enzymes, Hormones and many immune molecules are proteins.
  • Essential body processes such as water balancing, nutrient transport and muscle contractions require protein to function.
  • Protein is a source of energy.
  • Protein helps keep skin, hair and nails healthy.

FUNCTIONS OF FAT:

  • Fat provides needed energy.
  • Fat is needed so our body can absorb the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and prevents deficiencies of these vitamins.
  • Provides back-up energy if blood sugar supplies run low
  • Provided insulation under the skin from the cold and the heat
  • Protects organs and bones from shock and provided support for organs.
  • Fat surrounds and insulates nerve fibers to help transmit nerve impulses.
  • Fat is part of every cell membrane in the body. It helps transport nutrients and metabolites across cell membranes.
  • Our body uses fat to make a variety of other building blocks needed for everything from hormones to immune function.