Health conditions like heart disease, brain disorders, diabetes, and cancer have been linked to low levels of CoenzymeQ10 (CoQ10). It’s production decreases as you age. So, older people are most deficient.
One of its primary functions is to help generate energy in your cells. It also is a powerful antioxidant protecting cells from free radicals. Organs with the most CoQ10 are those with the greatest energy demands, such as the heart, kidneys, lungs and liver.
An Incredible Way You Can Get CoQ10 from Food
A common belief is that because our bodies lack chlorophyll, we cannot convert sunlight into energy directly. However, science is discovering something else. After eating greens, we have chlorophyll in our bloodstream, and this chlorophyll may react with sunlight that penetrates through our skin. When this happens, it seems our body is able to create CoQ10 naturally! So you may be able to boost your CoQ10 by eating lots of greens and then getting sunshine. Of course, don’t carry it too far and get sunburn.
Here’s a video explaining this in more detail: https://youtu.be/FqDDfslIMyQ
The many benefits of CoQ10:
1. CoQ10 frequently improves heart function, increasing energy production and reducinging oxidative damage.
2. It can help to improve fertility in men and women.
3. Taken internally, CoQ10 may decrease the risk of skin cancer.
4. CoQ10 may help prevent and treat migraines.
5. It can improve exercise capacity and decrease fatigue.
6. CoQ10 can help to improve blood sugar levels.
7. It has been shown to protect brain cells.
8. It may reduce lung diseases.
CoQ10 information from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/coenzyme-q10#section3
Leafy greens and sunshine information from https://foodrevolution.org/blog/food-and-health/regenerate-coenzyme-q10-naturally