Combining Nutrients and Completing the Nutritional Jigsaw
Your body creates millions of new cells every day. Your nutritional intake helps decide whether they will be healthy – or gradually accumulate damage.
Nutrients do not work in isolation. The combination of a wide range of nutrients from your food – including supplements – is a key determinant of your health.
Co Enzyme Q10 / Co Q10
Co-enzyme Q10 is found in every cell in the body. Co-enzyme Q10 plays a key role in producing energy in the mitochondria, the part of a cell responsible for the production of energy from food sources. 95% of your energy is generated this way. Therefore, those organs with the highest energy requirements – such as the heart, liver and kidney – have the highest CoQ10 concentrations.
As we age, levels of Co-enzyme Q10, begin to decline, particularly in the heart. At the age of 80, for example, CoQ10 levels may be less than half what they are at 30.
CoQ10 is also found in relatively small amounts in a wide variety of foods, with the highest amounts found in organ meats such as heart, liver and kidney, as well as beef, sardines, mackerel, peanuts, sesame seeds, olive oil and avocado.
CoQ10 is an important antioxidant which helps inhibit the oxidation of body lipids and proteins. Additionally, it regenerates other antioxidants such as vitamin E.
For a full explanation of how CoQ10 can be part of an overall and comprehensive health programme, use this link to Chapter 9 of Dr Clayton’s best-selling book, Health Defence.