Ubiquitous Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10, also known as Ubiquinone, is a vitamin like substance which plays a vital role in the body’s energy supply mechanism, acting in conjunction with enzymes to convert sugars and fat into energy, hence the name co-enzyme Q10 or short CoQ10.

Coenzyme Q10 is present in every cell of the body. CoQ10 is ubiquitous in the mitochondria of every cell, but becomes depleted with age, illness, intense physical exercise and modern lifestyle. Therefore a coenzyme Q10 supplement is strongly recommended for diabetics, people with heart and circulation problems, and people suffering from low energy levels.

nuts are a rich source of Q10

Nuts are a rich source of CoQ10

The human body is able to synthesize a limited amount of coenzyme Q10 in the liver, with the remainder being obtained from the diet. Rich sources of coenzyme Q10 include oily fish and nuts.

Latest research shows that coenzyme Q10, already recognised as a therapy for heart disease and improved energy levels, can also help improve blood pressure and glycemic control in Type 2 diabetics.

Coenzyme Q10 also has been shown to be very effective for people with Parkinson’s disease and particularly for patients who take cholesterol lowering statin drugs, which are known to deplete CoQ10 in your body.

There is a lot of debate about a newer form of coenzyme Q10 called Ubiquinol, which is supposed to be more effective than Ubiquinone. However there are a number of problems with the claim that Ubiquinol is superior. > Position Paper by Viridian Nutrition.

Magnesium Citrate for Cramps

Tired? Having trouble sleeping? Muscle tension, spasms or cramps?

Studies show that 75-95% of Irish people are deficient in magnesium. When your body has the proper amount of magnesium, you will sleep better and handle stress better, which in turn increases your overall health and well-being.

Magnesium is important for nerve and muscle function, hormonal health and the health of bones and teeth. Magnesium is necessary for more than 300 known body functions.

magnesium-foods

Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium is necessary for every major biochemical process, such as digestion, energy production and the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It is also needed for bone strength, muscle strength and proper functioning of the heart and nervous system.

Magnesium handles excess calcium in the body, gradually dissolves calcium deposits, giving a new lease on life and instant relief to many symptoms of magnesium depletion and magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium supplements have been shown to be better absorbed in a liquid, colloidal form and Magnesium citrate is more bio-available than other magnesium preparations. (University of Reading 2003)

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Arnica Gel for Muscle Pain

The healing properties of Arnica are widely known and it has been used since the 11th century. Arnica grows in the mountainous regions of central Europe, where shepherds reported that sheep and goats would eat Arnica after a fall.

Even the most severely injured animal would soon be back on their feet fully recovered. The shepherds themselves then tried Arnica and, finding it helped to speed recovery from injuries, spread the word of its success.

Generally the herb is now taken internally only as >a homoeopathic remedy, mainly after injury; mental and physical shock; after operations, visits to the dentist, childbirth, etc.; Arnica is best known as an effective treatment for sprains and bruises.

arnica gel

Arnica gel

Arnica gel can be used externally for aches and pains after physical pursuits such as cycling and gardening and for rheumatism and arthritis.

Arnica gel improves the local blood supply and accelerates healing. Arnica gel is made from freshly harvested, organically cultivated Arnica flower tincture.

Arnica’s herbal use as an anti-inflammatory was not widely known. Newest research is proving that Arnica is a very effective anti-inflammatory when applied topically. It helps with painful inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, stiff or sore joints, fibromalgia and RSI.

Research published in “Rheumatology International” demonstrates that Arnica gel is as effective as ibuprofen for topical treatment of osteoarthritis of the hand.

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