Pep Up And Go

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Q: My doctor has recommended the supplement ubiquinol, but I am not sure why. Could you explain?

A: This is one of my must-take supplements. Ubiquinol is the antioxidant version of a nutrient called Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10 for short), which is vital for energising every cell in your body, for muscle function and to fight off damaging free radicals. As we get older, our levels of CoQ10 diminish and it becomes harder for our bodies to access ATP (adenosine triphosphate) – the ‘fuel’ in mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells. Taking ubiquinol provides CoQ10 in the active state that your body can use immediately.

For me, it is like turning on a light switch: I feel much more energetic in the mornings, and when I get tired, it’s normal fatigue, rather than the ‘running on empty’ exhaustion I used to experience. Read More…