Help for Those Winter ‘Blahs’! (Or: How to Stop Being a Couch Potato – Take Coenzyme Q10)

Alas, we've all been there .........For many people winter is the season of depression, low energy, or what some people euphemistically refer to as “the blue meanies” or “the winter blahs.” In other words, they have succumbed to the couch potato syndrome. Ugh. We’ve all been there.

Waking up to fresh snow on the ground and frigid temps again this morning, it seemed like a good day to talk about how winter takes its toll on us and one way we can offset that.

If you feel slow and sluggish this winter it may just be the season — but it may also be that your cells are running out of fuel. Add more of the right kind of fuel to feed your cells, and voila, you’ll have a bounce in your step again.

While many factors contribute to our energy level, at the cellular level our energy is determined by how well our mitochondria are working. The mitochondria are the “power houses” in our cells, and when not properly nourished can’t produce cellular energy … hence that fatigue feeling.

To be well-nourished, our mitochondria need a substance called adenosine troposphere, or ATP. ATP not only fuels the mitochondria in our cells, but is also important in numerous bodily functions, including muscle contraction and the production of protein.

To produce ATP, our bodies need Coenzyme Q10 (also known as CoQ10). When we are young, our bodies produce plenty of Coenzyme Q10, but aging, stress, and disease can all interfere with the production of this vital coenzyme. The result is low energy, which is the most common health complaint among people of all ages.

When your body stops making enough Coenzyme Q10, the result is that you feel tired. Your heart and immune health can also suffer, as Coenzyme Q10 plays a vital role in both of these bodily systems as well. Luckily, you can bolster your internal supply of this crucial coenzyme by taking it orally as a supplement. Coenzyme Q10 tends be very low in the average diet, so to get the levels necessary to boost your energy, you need to take it in a form that is dense and easily absorbed by your body.

I’ve found Simplexity Health’s Coenzyme Q10 to be one of the best on the market for two reasons:

1. It is mixed with nutrient-rich AFA blue green algae.
2. It is emulsified in organic, cold-pressed flax seed oil.

Research shows that in this form (oil-based rather than powdered), your body more readily absorbs the Coenzyme Q10, which means you get more bang for your buck. Plus, both flax seed oil and AFA blue green algae are excellent sources of essential fatty acids which are crucial not only for a healthy body, but also a healthy mind.

Clinical studies worldwide demonstrate that Coenzyme Q10 is essential for energy production at the cellular level, and that it strongly supports both heart and immune health. And, clinical studies aside, people who start taking Coenzyme Q10 for the first time are usually very pleasantly surprised at the amazing boost in energy they feel. That’s good enough for me … and my animals (they need CoQ10 too). In fact I think I’ll go take some right now.

If you want heart and immune health, as well as the ability to beat that awful couch potato feeling, I’ve got two words for you: COENZYME Q10!

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If you want to read more about or order some Coenzyme Q10, you can do so HERE.

Original blog post written by Alan Joel, my friend, mentor, and teacher of many years.

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