Do you believe in the Fountain of Youth?
I do. But not in the way you think.
For me, the Fountain of Youth isn’t a magical spring that brings youth back to those who drink or bathe in its waters.
Instead, it’s an internal source of youthfulness and vitality that can be developed and tapped into using the right vitamins and nutrients.
Anyone can do it. Today, I’m going to show you how.
Let’s face it. Everyone wants to look younger. That’s especially true for the patients at my anti-aging and wellness clinic in South Florida. But my patients aren’t interested in disfiguring plastic surgery or harsh chemical skin treatments.
Instead, they’re looking for natural ways to obtain a fresher, more vibrant appearance – and that’s what I give them.
For years, I’ve been showing my patients the remarkable, anti-aging benefits of coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10.
The research supporting CoQ10’s anti-aging properties is compelling…
Almost 20 years ago, German doctors revealed that applying CoQ10 to your skin builds antioxidant defenses and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.1
In another study, researchers took skin samples from both young and senior volunteers.
When they applied CoQ10 to the skin of seniors, it became vibrant. The tiny mitochondria, the little power plants in each of your cells, were suddenly energized.
This boost in energy production keeps older cells functioning more like younger cells. And younger cells are critical to making skin look younger.
Another study showed that CoQ10 helped skin rebuild by stimulating collagen production.2 Collagen is a protein that keeps skin supple and hydrated. When skin is sufficiently hydrated, it stays smooth and unwrinkled.
For these reasons, much of the attention on CoQ10 has focused on its external Fountain of Youth effects. But it also has potent internal benefits that are often overlooked…
Research also shows CoQ10’s powerful rejuvenating effect on your muscles, including the most important one: your heart.
Low blood levels of CoQ10 have been associated with chronic heart failure. CoQ10 supplementation has been used to combat this silent killer.
And in an Australian study, giving CoQ10 to a group of mature adults led to a change in the volunteers’ muscle make-up. After just four weeks, they had more fast-twitch muscle fibers, and fewer slow-twitch fibers.3
In other words, their muscle make-up became more like that of much younger people.
When you were young, your body produced plenty of CoQ10 to handle all the stress and toxins that life threw at it. But as you get older, it’s not so easy.
In fact, your body stops producing CoQ10 naturally around the time you reach the age of 35. Your cells lose some of their antioxidant defenses… and the ability to create the energy they need to function properly.
By restoring the youthful energy levels inside your skin cells, CoQ10 supplementation helps you look and feel younger.
So now that you know what CoQ10 can do for you, will any old supplement do?
No, all supplements are not created equal…
About 90% of the CoQ10 in your body is in a form called ubiquinol. This is the active” form your body can absorb and use best.
The trouble with most brands of commercially available CoQ10 supplements is that they use a cheaper form – known as ubiquinone. This form of CoQ10 is extremely difficult for your body to absorb.
So the label says the pill contains X amount of CoQ10. And it probably does. It just never reaches the cell membranes and walls where it’s needed most.
Studies show ubiquinol is at least four times more available to your body than ubiquinone found in ordinary CoQ10. And ubiquinol raises your plasma levels of CoQ10 much higher for much longer.4 This means there’s more available to your cells when you need it.
To tap into your personal Fountain of Youth, I recommend that you use a topical application containing CoQ10 for your skin. And be sure to take a supplement for heart health.
Just make sure it always says “ubiquinol” on the label.
As a supplement, I recommend taking ubiquinol, this super-charged form of CoQ10, with PQQ for peak performance.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
1. Hoppe, U., et al, Coenzyme Q10, a cutaneous antioxidant and energizer,” Biofactors. 1999; 9(2-4): 371-378.
2.bMuta-Takeda, K., et al, Coenzyme Q10 protects against oxidative stress-induced cell death and enhances the synthesis of basement membrane components in dermal and epidermal cells,” Biofactors. Sep-Oct 2009; 35(5): 435-441.
3. Linnane, A.W., et al, “Cellular redox activity of coenzyme Q10: effect of CoQ10 supplementation on human skeletal muscle,” Free Radic Res. Apr 2002; 36(4): 445-453.
4. Evans, M., et al, “A randomized, double-blind trial on the bioavailability of two CoQ10 formulations,” Journal of Functional Foods. 2009; (1) 65–73.