Coenzyme Q10 Protects and Renews Ageing Skin


" Studies at University of California at Berkeley showed that coenzyme Q10 protects skin cells from UV-induced damage and ageing."

What is Coenzyme Q10?

Discovered by Professor Fredrick L. Crane at University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1957, coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance naturally present in our body particularly in the heart, brain, kidney and liver. Also known as ubiquinone, it plays a key role in generating energy and protecting our body from free radicals. Without coenzyme Q10, there won't be enough energy generated for the vital organs in our body to function properly. 

The natural sources of coenzyme Q10 include beef, fish, chicken, soybean oil, canola oil, nuts, sesame seeds, broccoli, cauliflower, orange, strawberry and egg. Frying reduces the coenzyme Q10 content in foods by 32%, while boiling helps preserve it.

The Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 Protects and Supports Our Heart

Our heart needs a constant supply of energy to function. A study involving 424 patients over a 8-year period by Professor Karl Folkers (University of Texas) and cardiologists Peter Langsjoen (Langsjoen Clinic, Texas) showed that coenzyme Q10 improves the condition and quality of life for people with heart failure. Studies in Japan and Italy have showed the same results too.

The human heart beats about 60 to 100 times a minute or 100,000 times a day, pumping blood to all the vital organs including our skin. The skin cells in our body depend on the blood supply for nutrients in order to function and regenerate damaged cells. To promote cell renewal in ageing skin, apply the award-winning Bio-Collagen Serum to freshly cleansed face and neck every morning and evening. Formulated with coenzyme Q10, 24-karat gold and resveratrol, this ultra anti-ageing facial serum helps restore the youthfulness of the skin.


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Coenzyme Q10 Improves The Condition of Gums

In the US and Japan, coenzyme Q10 have been used successfully for the treatment of gum disease for many years. A daily supplement of coenzyme Q10 helps improve the condition of gums. The recommended daily dose of coenzyme Q10 is 30 to 50 milligrams. It is a fat-soluble substance, therefore it should be taken with a meal containing fat for optimum absorption.

Coenzyme Q10 Protects and Helps Repair The Skin

Topical application of coenzyme Q10 helps reduce skin ageing caused by UV radiation, free radicals, pollution and oxidative stress.

Studies at University of California at Berkeley showed that coenzyme Q10 works synergistically with vitamin E to protect the skin from UV damage and ageing while also reduce the risk for skin cancer.

UV radiation is one of the major causes of wrinkles, dark pigmentation spots and other signs of ageing. To reduce prominent signs of ageing in the skin including photoageing, apply Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream on top of Bio-Collagen Serum twice a day. Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream is an award-winning anti-wrinkle cream that has been specially developed for perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal skin. Formulated with coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, niacinamide and n-acetyl glucosamine to instantly calms ageing skin and gradually renews the appearance of the skin.


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The Levels of Coenzyme Q10 in Our Body Decline With Age

Our body makes its own coenzyme Q10, however, this ability declines with age. In addition to the declining levels of coenzyme Q10 in our body, the sebum production in the skin declines with age too. Perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal skin is prone to dryness and prominent signs of ageing. To instantly restore skin's moisture levels and reduce the signs of ageing in dry skin, gently massage 4 to 6 drops of Bio-Collagen Face Oil into the skin on your face and neck after you apply face serum. Follow with face cream to lock in the moisture for longer. Bio-Collagen Face Oil has been formulated with coenzyme Q10, vitamin E complex and squalane to shield the skin from environmental damage and restore softness and elasticity. 


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Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips. 

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