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How Important is CoQ10

How Important is CoQ10  How important is CoQ10? It is used by cells for growth and maintenance, naturally made inside the body with levels decreasing as you age, however, food sources such as fish and nuts are not capable of significantly increasing levels in the body (Mayo Clinic Staff).  Coenzyme Q10 is primarily used to generate energy in cells - helping to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP) (involved in energy transfer within cells) - and serving a critical role as an antioxidant protecting cells from oxidative damage, therefore low levels of CoQ10 are associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease, brain disorders, diabetes, and cancer (Semeco).  Important for The Heart How important is CoQ10 for the heart?  Significantly lower coenzyme Q10 levels were associated with 58 deaths out of 242 patients who were studied long term with acute cardiovascular disease (Shimizu et al.). According to the American Heart Association , low CoQ10 levels are associated with increased severit

Amur Cork Bark Fights Cancer and Obesity Naturally

Amur Cork Bark Fights Obesity, Cancer, and Parkinsons Disease Bruce Marlin, CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons Amur Cork Bark (Phellodendron amurense) is from the Rutacea family native to Korea, China, Japan, and has now moved to other parts of the world like the United States, is used in Chinese, Indian, and Japanese traditional medicine (Yale Nature Walk). Has a yellow bark unique among similar species, with the females producing fruit and males fruitless (Woody Invasives of the Great Lakes).  Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Properties The alkaloids present inside the bark make it antibiotic and antimicrobial (Sturluson).  Natural Supplement Nexrutine Nexrutine is a natural supplement made up of amur cork bark which inhibits fibrosis, COX-2 and sometimes COX-1 acting as anti- inflammatory agent preventing cancer (and the scarring that goes along with many cancers), heart and gastric problems as well (Allen). Recent studies show it "inhibited the proliferation of prostate and lung canc

White Korean Ginseng Packed with Ginsenosides and BAT

Image By Ngyuen Cong  White Korean ginseng has an enormous amount of health benefits for your body. In particular the ginsenosides inside the plant which are unique to the Panax ginseng family. White Korean ginseng is really great for burning fat and losing weight, acts as an antioxidant, helps the liver, and many more. Here is a closer look into how the plant actually helps the body.  White Korean Ginseng Significantly Reduces Heart Disease During a study for type 2 diabetes, researchers found out that White Korean ginseng significantly reduced atherosclerosis which leads to heart disease and heart failure (HerbalSupplements).  Reduces Inflammation Panax Ginseng (White Korean is a part of the Panax family) significantly reduced high C- reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with high CRP levels in addition to lowering interleukin -6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor (alpha TNF -a) which are inflammatory markers (Wong). "Exhibits antiinflammatory effects against hypoxia-induced