Aging is a complex process that involves molecular and cellular decline which affects tissue function over time, making you frail and susceptible to disease and death (1). Aging is a continuous process that begins from the fetal stage and continues throughout the entire life. Physiological changes occur slowly over time within the body (2).
Major risk factors for aging and age-related illnesses like osteoarthritis, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline, obesity, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, & cardiovascular (CVD) include oxidative stress, systemic low-grade chronic inflammation, and the impairment of hormonal, fibrinolytic, and immune status (2).
As one cannot stop aging or prevent age-related declines but there are ways to increase the likelihood that one will live a healthy life. Small modifications in nutrition & lifestyle can make a big difference in promoting healthy aging. It is more important to take early steps to maintain your health by approaching healthy aging than to deal with age-related declines & diseases in the later stage of life.
Reaching the age of 40 is an important milestone in life from a health perspective. It’s a time when the body’s overall health is at great risk, so it’s the perfect time to address problems before they get worse.
Why body needs extra support?
Environmental stressors, modern lifestyle, inflammation, infections & several diseases & age are some of the factors which are responsible for oxidative stress & free radical production. Increase ROS (Reactive oxygen species) production leads to an imbalance that can cause cell & tissue damage. Therefore it needs to be managed as early as possible (3).
CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant and plays a unique role in the process of generating ATP (cellular energy) (4).
The body may experience a shortfall in synthesizing sufficient CoQ10 due to various factors such as aging, inadequate dietary habits, stress, and infection. These conditions can impact the body’s ability to produce an adequate amount of CoQ10. As we age, our ability to synthesize CoQ10 from food decreases, leading to a deficiency in CoQ10 (5).
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