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It's All in Your Head

2 min read

Man with brain circuitry

Each and every function your body conducts is orchestrated by the various glands in your  limbic system. This little piece of information alone, makes it very clear why we need to support and strengthen the brain.

 One of the best ways to support the brain is through the use of Coenzyme Q10, which is a vital component in the chain of metabolic chemical reactions which produces energy within cells. There are many medical studies that demonstrate Coenzme Q10 benefiting the brain when taken as a supplement, as one of it's vital roles is in oxygen utilization and energy production. Without oxygen and energy (ATP), there would be no possibility of life.

 What are the signs of a Coenzyme Q10 deficiency?

Studies in both animals and humans have associated significantly low levels of Coenzyme Q10 with a wide variety of illness and diseases. Since Coenzyme Q10 directly impacts the brain, and the brain controls the body, a Coenzyme Q10deficiency has been associated with various problems including angina, arrhythmia, heart failure and high blood pressure, problems with blood sugar regulation, gingival (gum) health, and stomach ulcers have also been associated with Coenzyme Q10 deficiency. Additionally, common side effects of low Coenzyme Q10 include fatigue and aching joints and muscles.

Black and white brain

Certain disorders in the body are also directly correlated to low Coenzyme Q10 levels including:

  • Mood disorders – depression, anxiety, personality disorders
  • Brain function – ADHD, focus, concentration, memory
  • Digestive disorders – IBS, Crohns, Colitis, candida, malabsorptionHormonal disorders – Infertility, endometriosis, irregular periods, estrogen dominance
  • Metabolic disorders – Obesity, weight gain, diabetes, insulin-resistance

 How can we optimize the brain?

The solutions are always the same, when it comes to optimal health, you have to follow a proper lifestyle. This includes:

Proper diet – whole, healthy, real foods. Plenty of color and variety. Lots of fresh water

Healthy lifestyle – Exercise, movement, nature, relaxation, time spent with loved ones

Support – Add Coenzyme Q10 to your supplement regimen.  Your brain takes "a lion's share" of energy to function properly and Coenzyme Q10 fuels your cells mitochondria, providing this much needed brain power.

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Proper diet includes a wide variety of nutrients. Here's a brain boosting superfood recipe for you!

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