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Ubiquinone or Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 for short) is an oil-based vitamin substance that is found in the mitochondria and is also an antioxidant involved in several biological functions, such as helping produce energy, neutralizing free radicals, and keeping cells inside the body and in the skin healthy.
CoQ10 is an antioxidant, meaning that it protects your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are molecules that are produced when your body is exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Free radicals can play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.
Why We Love CoQ10
CoQ10 is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging since its decline correlates so well with the aging process. In most people over thirty, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are below optimum, which results in less ability to produce collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules. It is a small molecule that can easily penetrate into skin cells to boost skin repair and regeneration and reduce free radical damage.
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Under perfect conditions, the body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors, such as aging, stress, and some medications can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines. That's where the CoQ10 cream comes in.
Most people take it as a dietary supplement, but what those people don't know is that CoQ10 can have incredible benefits when applied topically. It has been found to assist cells in building collagen and elastin, therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also has properties that allow it to prevent or reduce oxidative damage to tissues and may be more effective than Vitamin E at preventing this damage.