Most of us would have heard about CoQ10 and perhaps even bought it as a stand alone supplement. It is perhaps one of the most important anti-oxidants that our body can produce naturally, but as a stand alone supplement CoQ10 may not be that effective. It is reliant on the vitamins with the vitamin B group to make it function.
CoQ10 forms a vital part of the Choleslo natural remedy as it does support both healthy liver and heart function. To understand it function, you must first of all understand the purpose of antioxidants, what they are, how they function and where they come from.
Antioxidants – What Are They
There are many different types of anti-oxidants, and we still have a lot to learn about their function and influence within the body. First of all we need to know what antioxidants are and what they do.
An antioxidant is a substance or an enzyme which is capable of neutralising something which most scientists refer to as free radicals. Free radicals can best be described as molecules or atoms which can cause a lot of cell damaged when left to roam our bodies unchecked. They damage cells and are associated with the aging process but more importantly body inflammation. A lot of this activity takes place within the liver, and in turn affects the heart through the circulatory system.
Antioxidants are the body’s weapon against free radical damage, and we need a lot more of them than the recommended daily dosage.
The wonderful thing about antioxidants is that they are just like people – they come in all shapes and sizes. You will find them working away in your body in the form of vitamins, enzymes and even many mineral forms such as magnesium.
No single antioxidant is sufficient, our bodies need a whole gang of antioxidants which can work together as a team. Together they form an army of workers which become the various lines of defense.
The Lines of Defence
It may sound strange to talk about lines of defence when it comes to the body, but this is very much how our body works. The body has various built in systems which are meant to deal with the hoards of infections and negative influences we have to deal with on a daily basis. Over time, the body has build up its on strategy. Fortunately for us the body’s strategy is very flexible and adaptable. Believe it or not, but we are still a work in progress and the organism we call our body is learning all the time.
If, our body was not able to learn and adapt, we would never be able to resist disease or fight off disease. When our body finds a problem it will immediately spring into action and start taking the necessary measures. For instance it will start to manufacture antibodies and will also releases small armies of anti-oxidants.
The first line of defence consists of antioxidants enzymes which all contain one atom of selenium, zinc, copper, iron and manganese. It may sound straight but our body does rely very much on small amounts of these metals to function well.
The second line consists of micronutrients which we absorb through our diet. They include vitamins A,B,C, Co enzyme CoQ10, flavonoids and carotenoids. After that we have the third line which is actually formed within the body. The elements in this group consists of oestrogen, melatonin, lipoic acid and many others. Tryptophan is an amino acid which scientists are very interested in, and that we need to learn more about. It seems to work with anti-oxidants, and may make them more effective.
The problem is that very few of us eat a diet which is rich enough in all of the elements that we need to make our army of defence soldiers work well together, and this is one of the reasons we often need to go on the attack with natural remedies. However, it is important to understand what those remedies do and how they function.
In the case of Choleslo, you will see that the main ingredients are reliant on working together. When a natural remedy is formulated correctly, it will help to bring the troops together and make them work as one unit. This can only be achieved with the correct balance, and when it comes to dealing with fats and cholesterol balance, this is more important than at any other time.
However, it is important to recognise that lifestyle such as smoking and exercising affect the way free radicals and antioxidants operate within the body.