What is CoQ10? The Benefits to Skin & Weight Loss

CoQ10, also known as ubiquinone or coenzyme Q, is an enzyme produced naturally in the human body, found in every cell and tissue. It is involved a number of biological functions including helping to produce energy, neutralizing free radicals, and keeping cells both inside the body and in the skin healthy.

A young body has the ability to produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors such as aging and stress can lower levels of CoQ10. As a result, the ability of cells to regenerate and withstand stress declines.

Because CoQ10 decline correlates with the aging process, it is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging.

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CoQ10 Treatments

There are several important roles CoQ10 plays in your body. CoQ10 is vital for many chemical reactions in cells; in fact, it helps produce 95% of your body’s energy. Without these types of biochemical reactions, your cells would be unable to grow and divide.

Many doctors and researchers also believe this particular enzyme can help treat many illnesses and aid in weight loss. There is a great deal research being conducted on how CoQ10 can help find future treatments for a variety of ailments. There is already evidence that suggests CoQ10 can be used to treat:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure

Using CoQ10 to benefit your skin

In addition to its internal benefits, CoQ10 can also play a role in making skin look younger. CoQ10 levels decrease as you get older. Indeed, most women over thirty have below optimum levels of CoQ10 in the skin. The lack of CoQ10 results in an impeded ability to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen is important because it makes your skin firm, while elastin gives your skin flexibility. The loss of collagen and elastin causes your skin to wrinkle and sag.

CoQ10 also helps the skin by acting as a strong antioxidant. It helps to neutralize the harmful free radicals that are one of the major causes of aging. Thus, the age-related decline in CoQ10 also your skin is more prone to damage by free radicals.

Using topical anti-aging creams that contain CoQ10 can effectively help fight the signs of aging. The CoQ10 in the treatment can penetrate deeply to provide antioxidants and help create collagen and elastin.

Using CoQ10 to aid in weight loss

salmonAs you age, just as your skin changes, your whole body changes as well. You may start to find both fine lines and wrinkles on your skin and extra pounds on your body. The lack of CoQ10 can play a role not only your skin condition, but in your weight as well.

Since CoQ10 assists in the production of energy by the cells, a deficiency can contribute to lower energy levels and a slower metabolism. Many people believe that CoQ10 production decreasing with age helps explains one reason why older people may find it harder to lose weight.

Research even shows that an insufficient amount of CoQ10 is a contributing factor in some cases of obesity. Recent tests have found a CoQ10 deficiency in some of the obese subjects. When these subjects with low CoQ10 levels were given CoQ10 supplements, they were found to have an easier time losing some of the extra pounds.

The Perricone MD Nutriceuticals

Taking CoQ10 supplements can also help boost skin repair and reduce free radical damage. Like topical treatments, supplements can increase CoQ10 levels in the skin that help maintain collagen and elastin production and protect of your skin from aging. Research has even shown that CoQ10 helps reduce crow’s feet around the eyes.

Eating foods that contain CoQ10 and taking CoQ10 supplements can help maintain the level of the enzyme your body needs to stay healthy. Some of the foods that contain CoQ10 include fish, organ meats (liver and kidney), and chicken.

The Perricone Health & Weight Management supplement contains several supplements including CoQ10 that promotes total body health, weight loss, and youthful skin. It is part of Dr. Perricone’s skin and body care philosophy which combines diet, topical treatments, and nutriceutical supplements. The conveniently packaged supplements that make up the formula include:

  • Super Antioxident Vitamin
  • Tyrosine and Alpha Lipoic Acid Capsule
  • L-Carnitine Capsule
  • DMAE Capsule
  • Acetyl L-Carnitine Capsule
  • CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) Softgel
  • Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) Softgel
  • CoQ10

The CoQ10 and complementary nutrients in the Health & Weight Management formula are designed help enhance healthy weight loss and assist in increasing metabolism. In addition, it can work to decrease body fat while boosting energy levels by maximizing your body’s ability to convert food to fuel. Those attributes combined with the skin health benefits of CoQ10 make it an ideal partner to your daily health regimen.

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  1. I’d like to be a tester or more information on this supplement.

  2. I am 47 peri menopause woman. I have recently gained weight due to the effects of peri menopause symptoms, i have no energy and have many cravings and verocious appetite. No desire to move it move it. I do think there is much out of whack at this time in my life. My skin isn’t too bad but starting to show signs of aging and some loss of elasticity. I would LOVE to become a Perricone tester


  4. I’m a 42 year old female, I have hypothyroidism, and sleep apnea. I weigh 207, and am 5’2″. I have tried endlessly to lose weight, I watch what I eat, but have absolutely nooooo energy. If you think your supplements could help me, I’d love to be a tester.
    Thank you.

  5. I would love to be a tester for my weight and skin problems. I’m 48 and have suffered with skin problems most of my adult life and of course now I have belly fat that just doesn’t want to go away.

  6. I have recently heard about the benefits of CoQ10 and would love to test your product to discover whether the claims are true. I am 54 years old, have chronic skin rashes on my hands that are interfering with my everyday life, have begun awaking nightly with the need to empty my bladder, pain between my shoulders and neck area, loss of energy, increase in weight. I have heard all of these conditions can improve with CoQ10 supplementation. Nancy

  7. I will love to try Co Q10.

  8. CoQ10 is amazing and it just makes sense that it is good for so much. I would love to become a tester for Dr. Perricone because I’m getting older and would benefit a lot from CoQ10.

  9. I have read about the health benefits of Carnitine and ALA. Also in the past I have taken CQ 10 for receding gums and have noticed a marked improvement. I have told lots of friends about this benefit.
    I’m a 61 year old who tries to keep fit and eat a healthy diet.
    I’d love to test the product, particularly as it combines excellent anti-ageing supplements with CQ 10 which I already believe has real benefits.

  10. I’m 48 and have had problems losing weight for many years. A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and gained around 20 pounds in about 9 months time. I would like to be a tester for this product.

  11. I would like to be a tester to help me with all my medical problems.

  12. I’m 80 pounds over weight and have tried so many diets and none have worked. I want to try coq10 to help me loose weight so how much of coq10 should I take. I also have migraines and want to see if it helps me with them too

  13. I’m 60 years old and would love to be a tester. I’m unable to loose weight even though I try to watch what I eat. I also suffer from fatigue and would like to have my skin texture improve.

  14. I would like to be tester.


  16. I am in my mid 30′s and in the past 2 years I have seen a decrease in my skins vitality. Lack of energy has shown it’s self in that time as well. I was at least 50 lbs over weight after having my 3rd child and couldn’t loose the weight from 5 yrs after. I changed my diet, activity and sleeping habits. I started to see the results with some weight loss after the 5th yr. I tried so many products and vitamins for wrinkles and saw little or no results.I started taking supplements for CoQ10 and over the counter lotions after reading some of the research available. I have seen some results, but not sure the quantity or quality of them. I would be very interested in becoming a tester for Perricone to evaluate the benefits available from this line.

  17. I have issues sleeping. I have hypothyroid an for 3 years I can’t get my weight under 200 pounds. I’m only 5’3″ an my energy is almost none. I’d enjoy testing some of ur products!


  18. I am 47 years old and have noticed some changes happening in my skin — some lines that were not there before. I need to lose 15 pounds and I am wanting to reverse this aging process as I am also entering peri-menapause. I want to age gracefully and would love to test the Perricone product.

  19. I am 65 and have gained weight steadly since 2004 and now weigh over 240. I am only 5′ 1″ tall. I have tried losing weight but it just isn’t going so I would love to be a tester. I read an other article and it said if you were on statin drugs they don’t recommend this. HELP!!

  20. Just started taking coq10. I hope it provides all the benefits stated!

  21. I’m 40 years old and starting to have noticeable effects of aging on the skin; some lines in my forehead, sunspots on my face, little dryness to the skin and also some bags under the eyes. I would love to be a Perricone tester for new skin products.

  22. I am in my early thirties and intrigued while also shocked at how the aging process has increased and crept up on me in even the past year. I am getting married next year and want my skin to be glowing and my mum swears by Dr Perricone. I would like to be a tester and spread the word amongst the slightly younger generation!

  23. I would like to be a tester for coQ10 to help with my sikn. I am 54 years old, and notice my skin very dry .Thank you.

  24. Would very much like to be a tester for the coQ10 to aid with my weightloss and my skin. I am 51 years of age and would like to reverse my years by representing the products of Dr. Perricone! Thank you

  25. Interesting… just went on this website to see the effects of coq10 as a moisturizer I just ordered thru another website… Didn’t know I could test it first…. I’m 53 & I sometimes take coq10 supplements.. I used to be more consistent but for some reason I’m not anymore… I thought I’d try it as a skin supplement since I’m not consistent w/taking the supplement but I am consistent w/putting moisturizer on every morning sooooo. what is this test taking deal… is it a moisturizer or a supplement…. I’m interested… I may want to be a Perricone tester….let me know…

  26. I have been taking a CoQ10 supplement for a month. I did notice that during my time of the month, I didn’t get as much hormone acne. I would love to understand more about all supplements but it can get so frustrating trying to figure out what will work, am I taking too little or too much, & if I am doing right for me.

  27. Hello!
    I am 52, have noticed so many changes, :(…. I am young at heart and mind but yes have gained that weight that everyone says happens after 50 and changes in my face. I would love to test and represent Dr. Perricones products!

  28. I am a slim 61 year old, doing my best to be my best, and to age with grace and dignity with out surgical intervention. I must watch what I eat to maintain weight and I exercise regularly, both strength and cardio. I have noticed a big difference in my skin, not only face but entire body since taking CoQ10. My only health issue is low thyroid which is corrected pharmaceutically. I retired from corporate life at 56 and watch what I spend. I am curious about your products but, frankly, they are very expensive. Testing would provide a benefit to me financially and hopefully physically.

  29. I would love to become a tester for wrinkles and weight loss!

  30. I would love to test your products!

  31. i am interested in the coq10,, for skin and for the extra energy. im 42 and notice changes to skin and just want to try and keep my skin looking young . would like to become a tester. thank you

  32. I’m excited that Coq10 has such great benefits, esp. for high blood pressure, which has been an issue lately. Dr. Perricone always offers the best advice and ideas for anti-aging. Love him!

  33. I would like to be a tester for your COQ10 supplement,as I’m 50 I have noticed my energy is quite low and changes in my skin. How do I sign up?

  34. I would like to be a tester. When my boyfriend of 7 yrs was killed. I gained 40 pounds after his death . I’ve tried dieting pills ect. I can’t seem to lose it . So if this really does what you say it can ? I would like to be your tester thank you Stacie valeriote

  35. I took Coq10 which i bought at walmart for years before i had heart surgery in 2005. I only took 100 mgs per day. I took it for its heart muscle strengthening affect. I wasn’t aware that it also helps to lose weight. I must have needed to take it in a much higher dose and maybe more often for the weight loss effect. I would like to try your supp;ement.

  36. i just wanted to know how much coq10 should i take, i am a 53 year old female. i like to take it as an indiviual pill

  37. There have been clinical studies on the benefits of coQ10 aiding in the promotion of healthy gums-which makes sense because the health of the gums has been linked to the overall health of the body, and plague build up on the gums can actually end up in the arteries. The bodies health- from the skin- to the gums- to the internal organs are all connected and it looks like CoQ10 could be a promising supplement with anti-aging benefits inside and out.

  38. I would love to be a tester. I want to look younger and have more energy and loose weight. It seems the older I get the harder it is to loose weight.

  39. i would love to become a tester.

  40. I would like to know more about becoming a tester

  41. What do I have to do to become a tester?
    Please sign me up, let me know how to do it?
    My skin gets lots of attention from me, but sun damage and crepey-ness needs help!

  42. I would love to become a tester of the product.
    My skin could use a big boost and the energy
    levels I have last for a 2 hours daily, then
    I’m in a slump, constant fatigue.
    sign me up please
    how do I do it?

    c. roberts

  43. Hi,
    I am a Pilates instructor and would love to be a tester for Dr. Perricone.
    Thank you,

  44. I would love to be a tester… I have skin damage, need to lose weight and have more energy.

  45. [...] Coenzyme Q-10 [...]

  46. Hi All. That supplement sounds like very important to take with all those ingredients.

    It looks like CoQ10 shows more benefits by the day. It is been reported that it may play a role in cancer prevention.

    The only problem is that doctors in real life are way behind this news and they don’t recommend it as much as they should.

    If you want to read more ,please visit http://www.omega-3-fish-oil-wonders.com/cq10-and-heart-disease.html

    Best wishes,
    Alfredo E.

  47. I would LOVE to be a tester for this product! Dr. Perricone’s skin products have worked great for me but I also need help with my weight(belly fat),metabolism, appetite control and an energy boost is needed as well. The older I get the harder it is to manage my weight REALLY need help in this area. GOD BLESS!

  48. [...] CoQ10 [...]

  49. I’ve recently been taking a similar supplement (I think!) called NADH, and I’ve actually lost some weight. I was surprised because I started taking it simply for more energy. So, I would be very interested to try your product!


  50. I love that CoQ10 not only helps with visible aging, but can also help prevent heart disease and aging of the brain.

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