DHC and FANCL Q10 Supplements
Posted November 15, 2009on:
Food junkie like me, I just can’t resist some unhealthy but delicious food sometimes, I doubt if I have enough antioxidant consumption from daily food to protect from stress, pollution, UV rays…, so I decided to include antioxidant supplement in my daily life.
CoQ10 (a.k.a ubiquinone) is present in all cellular membranes and in lipoproteins. Aging is generally associated with decreases in tissue coQ10 levels. For example, levels of coQ10 in the skin are low in childhood, reach a maximum at around 20-30 years of age, and then decrease steadily with increasing age. Topically applied coQ10 can penetrate into the living cell layers of the skin and attenuate both the depth of deep wrinkles characteristic of photoaging, as well as the turnover of epithelial cells. CoQ10 is also highly effective in protecting skin cells known as keratinocytes from oxidative DNA damage induced by ultraviolet light. Other health benefits of coQ10 such as stimulates body’s metabolism, improves symptoms in cardiac and congestive heart failure, significantly enhances body immune function…etc. (source and read more from here )
Alpha-Lipoic Acid got me interested after I read MD.Perricone’s theory of inflammatory, which Alpha Lipoic Acid is effective to combat inflammatory that associated with aging. DHC is doing well to develop a product that contains popular ingredient at affordable price.
Single pack of DHC Alpha-Lipoic Acid + Co Q10 contains 30 soft capsules with a cap a day for one month supply. Each cap contains 50mg ALA and 29mg coQ10. Retails 470 baht per pack but I always get the 380 baht or lower promotion price either at major Boots pharmacy or DHC Olive Spa Siam Paragon. This is great value buy to me compare to other coQ10 supplements in the market.
Fancl Coenzyme Q10 is retailing at 1300 baht per pack, 60 capsules for 30 days, 2 capsules a day with total 60mg of coQ10. Currently I only take a cap after meal in the morning and I found it boosts my energy as well. This is expensive, I only purchase this during promotion.
Ingredient list: Q10 (30mg/cap), Vitamin E (10mg/cap), Vitamin B6 (1.5mg/cap)
I have faith into the long-term benefit of taking quality supplement, together with positive cycle of good health and good skin. Healthy diet and lifestyle still the priorities because we need different families of antioxidants daily, obviously we couldn’t solely rely on supplements.
*Please stop and consult doctor if you are taking other medicines or allergy occurs, do not overdose.