Life is meant to be lived to the fullest, yet stress, inadequate sleep and unhealthy lifestyle choices can slow you down, zapping your energy and speeding up the aging process. Thankfully, for as long as you’re alive, it’s never too late to turn your health around. Two powerful coenzymes that work as antioxidants in your body, CoQ10 and Glutathione, can help restore energy, put the brakes on aging and improve your metabolic health for a more vibrant happy life.
What Are Coenzymes and Antioxidants, and How Do They Affect Human Health?
All metabolic processes are the sum of numerous chemical reactions that take place throughout your body, day after day. Coenzymes are non-protein organic molecules that bind with a protein molecule to create an active enzyme. Coenzymes enhance the actions of enzymes, helping them to catalyze metabolic reactions. Coenzymes like CoQ10 and glutathione play vital roles in multiple metabolic processes.
When your digestive system breaks down food, or when you are exposed to environmental toxins like cigarette smoke or radiation, you produce molecules with unpaired electrons called free radicals. Free radicals rob other cells of electrons, causing chain reactions that do oxidative damage to your cells. Free radicals are thought to play a role in heart disease, cancer and aging. Antioxidants like CoQ10 and glutathione are organic compounds that protect your cells from free radicals by inhibiting oxidation.
The Benefits of CoQ10
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is naturally present in the human body, but your CoQ10 levels quickly decline as you age. High concentrations of CoQ10 are found in your heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. CoQ10 plays a critical role in the healthy function of your heart and cardiovascular system.
Benefits of CoQ10 include:
- Supports your mitochondria, the powerhouses of your cells that produce ATP, the energy molecule. Mitochondrial dysfunction is a major factor in the aging process.
- Works as a protective antioxidant for your cell membranes and lipoproteins.
- Improves cardiovascular function and protects against heart disease.
- Enhances energy and stamina during physical activity.
- Supports brain function.
- Promotes healthy vision and hearing.
- Supports regeneration of smooth supple skin cells.
- Fights cellular damage from free radicals.
Boosting your levels of CoQ10 through diet and supplements can profoundly improve your overall health and quality of life.
The Power of Glutathione
Glutathione is often referred to as a powerhouse molecule because of the critical role it plays in numerous metabolic processes. Glutathione protects your cells’ mitochondria from heavy metals, organic toxins, and free radicals. It also boosts the performance of other antioxidants, including CoQ10, vitamins C and E, and alpha lipoic acid.
Your body produces its own glutathione from the proteins cysteine, glutamate and glycine. People with poor or low-protein diets are often deficient. Like CoQ10, glutathione levels decline with age. Many people are deficient in glutathione due to stress, environmental toxins, processed foods, injuries, infections and radiation therapy.
- Protects against oxidative compounds that damage cell membranes
- Neutralizes toxins and supports the detox process
- Supports energy production in the mitochondria
- Lightens and brightens skin, and promotes regeneration of healthy skin cells
- Promotes brain and heart health
- Fights chronic inflammation
- Supports a strong immune system
- Enhances athletic performance
Glutathione production is enhanced by a healthy diet that includes a broad range of leafy green and cruciferous vegetables, allium-containing foods like onions, leeks and garlic, and protein foods like organ meats, eggs and seafood.
The Best Ways to Boost CoQ10 and Glutathione Levels
While eating a nutrient-dense diet is always a good idea, it can be difficult to get all the nutrients you need to support adequate levels of CoQ10 and glutathione, especially as you age.
Glutathione IV therapy and CoQ10 injections offer safe, effective and minimally invasive solutions for optimizing your levels of these important antioxidants. Boost your energy, slow the effects of aging, get glowing healthy skin and fight metabolic disease with regular supplementation.
Because injections and IV therapy bypass your digestive tract, these powerful antioxidants quickly travel to cells throughout your body, going right to work to fight free radicals and support your metabolism.
Advanced Cryo NYC is Manhattan’s premier clinic for nutrient injections and therapies. Our professional staff prides itself on providing the best possible care, to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Contact Advanced Cryo today, or leave a request on our website to schedule your next nutrient therapy session.