The body’s “energy factories”……

the-human-bodyHere’s something I thought you health gurus would like to read about….

Your body is made of billions of cells. Each cell contains a certain amount of mirochondria, which are bean-shaped structures that produce energy by converting fat, carbohydrate and protein into ATP (adenosine triphosphate)- energy in its stored form. This conversion can only take place with the presence of co-enzyme Q10.

The energy released from the breakdown of ATP is used to power all body functions (heart beat, muscle power, immune system etc.) Without adequate ATP stores, we could not run, walk, breathe or even have blood flow through our bodies. ATP is considered the “energy currency” of the cell. It is the molecule that gives us life.

Science has discovered a way to put new energy into ageing cells. It is an energy compound called Q10 and it comes in capsules.

Co-enzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance which cells need in order to generate energy. Your liver is able to synthesise the substance and you get limited quantities of Q10 with your food. However as a person ages, the body’s Q10 levels become reduced, leading to detectable drops in the energy levels. This is when we feel the limitations of growing old and losing our physical prowess.

Now with the discovery of co-enzyme Q10, these youthful energy levels can be restored. It does not give you a sudden ‘kick’ like you get from taking caffeine pills or ginseng. It is a permanent energy increase that can be felt from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night.

By taking a Q10 supplement from your local pharmacy, you turn back the clock and bring your cellular Q10 levels to where they were, when you were much younger.

What is important here is that you are not tampering with your body, as Q10 is a substance your cells need to generate energy in the first place. What you are doing is simply repleneshing what has disappeared.

Boosting your energy metabolism with Q10 makes you feel more alert, more awake and more on top of things. You will have more of a physical surplus, allowing you to enjoy an active life. This is essential for your quaslity of life.

As there are so many pressures on people today, a Q10 supplement could just be the thing needed to bring our energy levels back up and increase our coping mechanisms.

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