Top 7 benefits of CoQ10
CoQ10 is short for Coenzyme Q10 is a compound that our body produces naturally and found in some of the foods we eat. (beef, chicken, rainbow trout, sardines, mackerel, sesame seeds, pistachio nuts, broccoli, cauliflower, oranges, strawberries and eggs.) In some cases a supplement form is needed to increase levels of CoQ10 as the food only contain small amounts.
In its active form it goes by the name ubiquinol and it is in every cell of our body with the most concentrated forms in our heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas.
See below for my top 7 benefits of CoQ10
There have been many studies on the benefits of peppermint oil and it’s one of the most widely used essential oils. It has a long history of use, often being referred to as one of the worlds oldest medicines. It a definite must for every home!
Have a read below of the benefits when used orally and topically.
Iron is an essential mineral that is vital to our health. Because it’s essential we need to make sure we are including iron rich food in our diets. Iron is mainly found in our red blood cells and plays a crucial role in the formation of haemoglobin which is the primary transporter for oxygen from our lungs to our body tissue. Men can store up to 3 years worth of iron in their body, but woman can only store 1 year supply of iron.
To increase your iron intake
Aloe vera is perennial succulent plant that originates from Northern Africa. There are over 400 different aloe species that can be found around the world with aloe vera being the commonly used for medicinal purposes which dates back hundreds of years. If you walk into any health store today you will find it in many different forms, from gels, lotions, tablets to refreshing drinks.
Aloe vera is made up of fleshy green leaves that contain a ‘gel’ which is what will come to mind for most when they think of the plant. The gel contains antioxidants, antiviral, anti fungal, anti inflammatories and antibacterial properties. Interestingly aloe vera contains 20 amino acids, including 8 out of the 9 essential amino acids.
Aloe vera is most commonly know for its use in wound healing and sunburn, but it has quite a few benefits when taken as a supplement or drink.
When taken internally aloe vera can help with the below.
Following up on my previous blogs on Amino acids and BCAAs I would like to focus on L-carnitine. It’s formed from the amino acids lysine and methionine. Both of these amino acids are essential, meaning our body cannot make them so we need to make sure we are getting them though our diet or supplement form. Examples of food groups that contain L-carnitine are Dairy, meat and poultry.
As mentioned in my previous blogs amino acids are the building blocks for protein and make up a large part of our muscle and tissue. L-carnitine supplements have gained popularity in the health and fitness world for their ability to increase muscle performance/endurance and their link to body fat loss. L-carnitine can be found in many different forms (powder, liquids, capsules or even injectables)
A few of the benefits of supplementing with L-carnitine - please see below
Many studies done over the years have shown L-carnitine t
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