CoQ10 Supplement May Help Reduce Wrinkles
While wrinkles are a naturally occurring part of aging, many people look for ways to reduce them. A recent study suggests that taking a high dose of CoQ10 may help reduce wrinkles around the eyes and other parts of the face.
Participants in the study included 32 healthy people with an average age of 53 who were given either a placebo, 50 mg of CoQ10, or 150 mg of CoQ10 daily for 12 weeks. At the conclusion of the study, the researchers noted reduced wrinkles around the eyes in both CoQ10 groups. Additionally, they also noted reduced wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and lips in the higher dose group.
Researchers from the Institute of Cosmetics in Ljubljana, Slovenia, conducted the study. It was published on August 22, 2016, in the journal BioFactors.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that fuels the pumping of blood to and from the heart, and protects cells from being damaged and destroyed. Previous studies have linked CoQ10 with improved cognitive health and reversing the effects of aging.
After the age of 20 our bodies become less capable of naturally producing CoQ10. If you want to increase your CoQ10 intake, try adding oily fish, organ meats such as liver and hearts, and whole grains to your diet. You might also consider taking a high quality, high potency supplement. Be sure to choose a supplement that is made with ubiquinol rather than ubiquinone.