Gut Health

10 Ways CoQ10 Keeps You Young, Happy, and Healthy

If you’ve been feeling rundown, like your body’s just not functioning at 100%, you may be running low on a crucial nutrient that doesn’t get enough attention:

Coenzyme Q10, commonly called CoQ10.

You won’t find CoQ10 on most nutrition labels or in most multi-vitamin supplements. In fact, considering how essential CoQ10 is to your life and health, it’s baffling that you don’t hear more about it.

“CoQ10 is essential for the health of virtually all human tissues and organs.”

Coenzyme Q10: The Essential Nutrient

When you’re in great health, it’s easy to get enough CoQ10 through diet, your body’s natural production, and highly bioavailable supply provided by the beneficial bacteria in your gut microbiome (the trillions of bacteria that live in your gut). And you need all of that CoQ10 to feel young, energetic, and healthy.

Here are ten important ways CoQ10 helps you feel great every day.

  1. CoQ10 Creates Energy

Every cell in your body needs energy to function, and they count on CoQ10 to deliver it. Your body uses CoQ10 to create a compound called ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that carries energy through your cells. No cell, tissue, or organ can function at 100% without ATP. So when your CoQ10 levels are running low, your cellular energy drops – and your overall fatigue increases. 

Your heart, liver, and kidneys need the most CoQ10

  1. CoQ10 Protects Against Premature Aging

Your cells are constantly bombarded by free radicals (rogue compounds that cause oxidative damage to your cells), and that makes them age much faster. CoQ10 offers powerful antioxidant protection, shielding your cells from free radical damage that can make you look and feel older. That’s why CoQ10 is your body’s favorite anti-aging nutrient.                 

  1. CoQ10 Keeps Your Heartbeat Steady and Strong

Your heart works hard. It takes a lot of energy to keep your blood flowing smoothly all the time, and there are a lot of things, from high cholesterol to calcium overload, that can make it harder for your heart to get the job done. Your heart counts on a steady supply of CoQ10 to keep beating. CoQ10 has even been shown to help treat heart failure – both improving symptoms and reducing the risk of premature death.

4. CoQ10 Boosts Exercise Performance

To exercise you need energy – and for that, you need CoQ10. Your muscles can’t function properly without plenty of CoQ10 on board. CoQ10 reduces the oxidative stress that builds up in your muscles during exercise and boosts the energy supply to your muscles, so you can work out without getting drained. 

5. CoQ10 Helps Stabilize Blood Sugar

When your cells are low on energy, they can’t process sugar properly – and that can lead to high blood sugar. CoQ10 helps your cells accept the right amount of sugar, bringing it into the cells where it belongs… and out of your bloodstream where it doesn’t. CoQ10 helps keep blood sugar levels under control over the long haul. 

6. CoQ10 Keeps Your Brain Quick and Sharp

Your brain is always busy and it uses a lot of oxygen – which makes it especially vulnerable to oxidative stress . CoQ10 protects brain cells from oxidative damage, keeping your memories clear and your mind sharp. It also makes sure your brain gets all the cellular energy it needs for clear, quick thinking.

7. CoQ10 Helps Prevent Cancer

Oxidative damage is a main risk factor for cancer. CoQ10 acts as a powerful antioxidant, battling free radicals to prevent oxidative damage and keeping your cells normal and healthy. Studies show that people with low levels of CoQ10 face a higher risk (up to 53.5% higher) of developing certain types of cancer 

8. CoQ10 Lets You Breathe Easy

Your lungs deal with oxygen all the time, and that leads to increased oxidative damage. Without enough CoQ10 to neutralize the constant oxidative stress, your lungs can’t handle their #1 job, making it harder for you to breathe easy. Lung diseases (including asthma  and COPD have been linked with low levels of CoQ10, and boosting CoQ10 can improve lung function

9. CoQ10 Fights Depression

Without enough CoQ10 to provide cellular energy and antioxidant powers, you’re more likely to develop depression. Studies show that restoring and maintaining healthy levels of CoQ10 can reduce symptoms of depression and their severity.  Plus, boosting levels of CoQ10 can help relieve the overwhelming fatigue that often comes with depression. 

10. CoQ10 Keeps Migraines Away

Low energy in your brain cells can lead to severe headaches and migraines – and once you’ve had a migraine, you don’t ever want another. CoQ10 improves cellular energy and reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, all of which can prevent and treat migraines. Studies show that boosting CoQ10 levels can reduce migraine severity, relieve migraine pain, shorten migraine time, and decrease the number of migraines you’re hit with 

Why You May Not Be Getting Enough CoQ10

Your body normally makes plenty of CoQ10, but there are a lot of things that can interfere with that.

Production naturally slows as you get older. Many diseases can lead to deficiencies, because tissues hit by illness tend to hoard CoQ10, and that doesn’t leave enough for the rest of your body. Certain nutrient deficiencies (vitamin B6 deficiency, for example) make it hard for your body to create and use CoQ10. An unbalanced gut microbiome, where bad bacteria outnumber good bacteria (a condition called dysbiosis), won’t produce enough CoQ10 or let your body properly digest and distribute CoQ10 from food sources.

And then there’s the drug problem – possibly the biggest depleter of CoQ10. Dozens of common medications can mess with your CoQ10 levels. Those CoQ10 thieves include:

  • Acid blockers
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Diuretics
  • Beta-blockers
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Diabetes drugs
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs, especially statins

And when your body’s supplies of CoQ10 run low, it’s tough to build them back up through diet alone.

That’s why you need to make sure your body has access to the best CoQ10 pipeline: Your gut microbiome.

Boost Your In-House Source of CoQ10 with Spore Probiotics

Some of your body’s key supplies of CoQ10 come from your gut microbiome – but only when it’s in healthy balance.

When your gut microbiome is out of balance and in a state of dysbiosis, meaning that bad bacteria (pathogens) outnumber beneficial CoQ10-producing bacteria (probiotics), your body has two problems:

  1. You won’t have enough CoQ10, because there aren't enough probiotics to produce it
  2. Your body won’t be able to digest and process the CoQ10 it does have properly, because pathogens interfere with full nutrient absorption 

Rebalancing your gut microbiome with spore probiotics takes care of both of these issues in a single step. Spore probiotics restore and maintain healthy balance in your gut microbiome, clearing out pathogens and clearing space for a wide variety of CoQ10-producing beneficial bacteria. Plus, spore probiotics themselves produce CoQ10, helping make sure your body has enough of this crucial nutrient on hand.

Just Thrive Probiotic contain four clinically proven strains of spore probiotics:

  1. Bacillus subtilis
  2. Bacillus coagulans
  3. Bacillus clausii
  4. Bacillus indicus HU-36

Bacillus indicus HU-36 produces RDA levels of carotenoids/antioxidants right inside of the intestines, exactly where they need to be absorbed . So the bacillus indicus in Just Thrive produces CoQ10 right at the site of absorption! 

Boost your CoQ10 levels today with Just Thrive Probiotic.