Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vital nutrient in the human body. CoQ10 is widely distributed in the human body and serves as a cofactor for the production of cellular energy in most human cells. As the name implies, a coenzyme is a factor that helps the function of an enzyme; enzymes are small proteins in the body that carry out nearly every chemical reaction. CoQ10 is made in our body and therefore for most people it is not essential to eat CoQ10 or take supplements, however CoQ10 status can become depleted because of various health conditions, medications and environmental factors.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a compound that helps to generate energy within the cells, which is why it’s so important in combating heart disease, poor brain function, and even cancer. The human body is supposed to naturally produce CoQ10, but it decreases with age. Therefore, we need to supplement as we get older. Recent research out of Kashan University of Medical Sciences (Iran, Nov. 2017) shows CoQ10’s benefits to diabetics.
We hear that calcium is essential to strong bones, and that the best source of calcium is dairy products. But is that the whole story? How should you get the calcium you need?
As a teenager, I remember TV commercials featuring celebrities and athletes proudly wearing milk mustaches, gazing into the camera, and asking, “Got Milk?” That campaign ran from 1993 to 2014 and made a strong and lasting impression on consumers. But is the message valid?
When we eat food, most of it is broken down by our body’s system into a simple sugar called glucose. Glucose is our main source of fuel for our ENERGY. After digestion, the glucose reaches our blood stream, where it is available for our energy. BUT insulin is needed for glucose to get into your cells, so that fuel can be transformed to ENERGY.
1. Soothe sore muscles. An Epsom salt bath is a great after-workout soak and a wonderful way to relax and relieve stress. Dissolve 2 cups of salts to a warm bath. Soak for 10-15 minutes for best results.
2. Exfoliate skin. As we shed our skin naturally, dead skin cells buildup can clog pores and cause blemishes. Your face needs to be exfoliated along with the rest of your body. Mix a teaspoon of Epsom salts in your hand with a little warm water. Scrub your face with the mixture; then rinse clean; you can exfoliate your body in the shower. You can even make a lip balm with equal parts organic coconut oil and Epsom salts.