Why is vitamin D important?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone, that is essential for the human body. Its main source is synthesis in our skin that is dependant on sun exposure (UVB radiation). Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus, normal blood calcium levels, maintenance of normal bones, muscle function, teeth, function of the immune system and has a role in the process of cell division.
What is betaglucan?
Betaglucan (or beta-glucan) is a soluble fiber found naturally in cereal grains, yeast, and certain mushrooms and sold as a supplement. A polysaccharide—a large molecule made up of multiple sugar molecules—beta-glucan may offer a number of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, improving blood sugar management, and boosting the immune system. Beta-glucan from yeast is usually used in products for immune support.
Why is vitamin C important?
Vitamin C, also knows as ascorbate or ascorbic acid is an essential vitamin, found in various foods. It is especially important for immune system support. It also functions as an antioxidants and contributes to prevention of oxidative stress.
What is coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is fat soluble molecule, present in every cell of our bodies. It is one of the most important micronutrients in our bodies and without it, we couldn’t exist.
The problem is that body synthesis of Q10 starts declining after the age of 20. The fall is especially significant in our hearts and other key organs. We could partly substitute natural CoQ10 with food (like nuts, red meat, sea fish etc.), but content of CoQ10 in food is far too low to sufficiently substitute endogenous synthesis of CoQ10. CoQ10 also gets ruined with cooking and drying.
Besides aging, lifestyle also has an important impact on synthesis of CoQ10. Smoking, alcohol and some medications (statins for cholesterol) also lower level of CoQ10. It is therefore important and recommended by experts to consume CoQ10 with supplements.