5 Nutrients Your Heart and Brain Crave

Including the most powerful heart-brain nutrient of all: CoQ10

Heart With StethoscopeThe data is clear: Heart-related issues are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women, claiming 1 out of every 4 deaths.[1]

The statistics are also grim for cognitive decline. By the time you reach 80, there is a 50% chance you’ll suffer from significant brain health impairment — no better than a flip of a coin.[2]

Everyone would agree that maintaining a healthy heart and a sharp mind are vital to enjoying a long, active life. And it stands to reason that your heart and your brain require the lion’s share of your body’s cellular energy to function properly — energy that naturally depletes as you age.

Indeed, as your memory and “thinking power” depend on ample blood flow to the brain, it’s easy to see how heart and brain health are intimately connected. So it just makes sense to do everything you possibly can to give both the fuel they need to stay strong.

The latest clinical research shows that there are five key nutrients that both your heart and brain crave — nutrients that will stack the odds in your favor to stay physically energetic and mentally “with it” well into your 80s, 90s and beyond.

Topping This List Is the Most Powerful Heart-Brain Nutrient of All: CoQ10

It’s no secret that CoQ10 is considered one of the most important antioxidants in today’s advanced nutrient arsenal. It’s found in every cell of your body, and a growing mountain of evidence points to its ability to help you:

  • Support your cardiovascular system and keep your heart pumping strong[3]
  • Maintain healthy brain function and neuro-protection[4]
  • Increase cellular energy and reduce physical and mental fatigue[5]
  • Fight off harmful free radicals that accumulate body-wide[6]
  • Keep your eyes performing at their best, regardless of your age
  • Support gum and oral health[4],[7]

CoQ10’s core job couldn’t be more fundamental. This antioxidant is found in cell mitochondria, your cellular power plant, where it transforms adenosine triphosphate (ATP) into energy that powers every organ and system in your body. Over 75% of your body’s energy is produced this way.

The problem is, your body’s natural production of CoQ10 begins to drop off after you turn the corner on age 30. By the time you’re 50, your levels may be too low to support optimal heart function.[8] By 70, your levels can be so depleted enough to actually accelerate aging.[9]

And that’s before you take into account popular medications like statin drugs, which can make the situation much, much worse.

Due to Statin Drugs, Millions Have Learned About CoQ10 Deficiency the Hard Way

In recent years, CoQ10 has gained widespread attention due to the discovery that cholesterol-reducing statin drugs can trigger severe CoQ10 deficiency.

A Columbia University study found that statin drugs can deplete your body’s CoQ10 by half within 30 days.[10] So you could be suffering from a dramatic CoQ10 drop-off before you’ve called in your first refill.

And because every cell in your body uses CoQ10 to generate energy, a deficiency can really knock you for a loop. You might feel tired from the minute you get out of bed and experience:

  • Mental fatigue, brain fog, poor concentration and memory problems
  • Feelings of irritability, anxiety and moodiness
  • Aches and pains in your muscles or your head
  • A weakened immune system, making you an open target for seasonal health issues

Even scarier, CoQ10 deficiency can lead to serious cardiovascular issues, according to Mayo Clinic experts.[11] That’s not surprising, since CoQ10 is highly concentrated in your heart. Scientists have also discovered that CoQ10 deficiencies are common in people with memory loss and believe a link may exist.[12], [13]

Too Many People Write Off These Problems as Signs of Growing Older…

When they’re not!

Fatigue, irritability and a weakened immune system are often signs of CoQ10 deficiency, not aging. And if that’s the case, you can address them quickly and safely with proper supplementation.

When you consider the importance of CoQ10 for every cell in your body… the natural decline in CoQ10 levels as you age… and the depletion brought on by statin drugs and other medications, taking extra CoQ10 can make a significant difference in staying active and living a long, healthy life.

You see, supplemental CoQ10 helps create cellular energy, which in turn powers your heart and brain for optimal performance. However, this energy-producing process works best when all the necessary ingredients are working together.

How CoQ10 Works in Combination with Four Other Key Nutrients

One of the best CoQ10 “partners” is L-carnitine, another critical component in cellular energy production.

This amino acid works as a “shuttle molecule” that delivers essential long-chain fatty acids into the cell’s mitochondria for ATP production. This is a critical step, because CoQ10 then uses the ATP to create energy.

Research indicates that L-carnitine levels naturally decrease with age, which can reduce ATP, so adding more CoQ10 and L-carnitine together to your daily nutritional plan can help you make the most of your energy-producing capability.

L-carnitine is also a powerful antioxidant that helps to block free-radical damage associated with age-related memory loss. An analysis of clinical L-carnitine studies indicates that it may improve mental function and reduce deterioration in older adults with cognitive impairment.[14]

There’s a Third Key Component in CoQ10’s Energy-Building Pathway

I mentioned how L-carnitine ushers long-chain fatty acids into your cell mitochondria to help produce the ATP that CoQ10 then converts into energy.

What are these long-chain fatty acids?

I’m sure you’ve heard of them: They’re omega-3 fatty acids, most notably DHA and EPA. These omega-3s represent a third critical component to the cellular energy process that does so much to “power up” your cardiovascular health, thinking skills and overall health and vitality.

Studies consistently show how EPA and DHA help support your heart and circulation, maintain healthy cholesterol and triglycerides, and promote a healthy inflammatory response throughout the body.[15] They also help protect your brain as you age.[16]

Fish oil supplements are one source for omega-3s, but there are significant concerns about chemicals and toxins, such as mercury, found in many brands. And since our oceans are getting more polluted by the day, this problem is only getting worse.

You may have seen ads recommending flaxseed as an alternative because it’s rich in alpha-linolenic acid, which the body can convert to EPA and DHA, but only under the right circumstances. Today, however, many experts are recommending a better plant-based alternative: algae-sourced omega-3s that provide high levels of EPA and DHA, are free of toxins like mercury and offer earth-friendly sustainability.

Other Important Players in Heart and Brain Health Support

Another vital nutrient to support optimal heart and brain health is resveratrol, the famous “red wine” antioxidant found in grape skins and red grape juice. More than 4,000 studies have explored its benefits and the evidence is impressive, not only for your heart and brain, but for your entire body.

This powerful antioxidant helps fortify the delicate artery walls — the endothelium — against free-radical damage. This is critical because your endothelium produces nitric oxide, which opens up blood vessels for optimal circulation so your blood flows freely and easily, as it should. And this helps your heart do its job with less strain.

This circulation-boosting benefit of resveratrol also helps give you a mental edge by supporting blood flow to and within the brain. A study by UK researchers found that neurological blood flow does indeed increase after resveratrol intake.[17]

Finally, studies consistently confirm the importance of vitamin D for cardiovascular health and brain function. Multiple studies show that “low D” is a risk factor for heart problems. According to Dr. Michael Holick, a vitamin D expert and author of The Vitamin D Solution (and a member of the Live in the Now Advisory Board), this deficiency can raise your risk of cardiovascular problems by up to 50%.[18]

What’s more, a 2014 study at the University of Exeter Medical School found that adults with vitamin D deficiency are significantly more likely to develop severe memory loss. Even moderate deficiency can raise your risk by 69%.[19]

Getting ample vitamin D is absolutely critical. That’s why it’s so alarming that up to 75% of adults may be deficient, largely because so many of us don’t spend enough time outdoors.

So Many Health Benefits Are Concentrated in These Five Nutrients

There is no doubt that CoQ10 with L-carnitine, omega-3s, resveratrol and vitamin D make a powerful team to promote heart health, cognitive function and overall well-being. If you’re taking one or two of them, that’s good — but you could be missing out on the powerful synergistic lift you get when you combine all five together.

I urge you to conduct your own research on these nutrients, and you certainly have the option of buying each one separately. However, if you’d prefer the savings and convenience of a single premium-grade formula that provides therapeutic levels of each ingredient, I strongly recommend a new cutting-edge formula called MAX-Q10™ ULTRA.

You see, in addition to my work with Live in the Now, I also run Stop Aging Now, a company that has been making premium-quality supplements for over 20 years. Working with my Scientific Advisory Board, I handpicked the nutrients found in MAX-Q10 ULTRA because they are the “A-Team” when it comes to supporting heart and brain health. And as far as I know, no one had ever combined them into an affordable and convenient one-a-day supplement.

The Supercharged CoQ10 Formula for Optimal Heart and Brain Support

MAX-Q10 ULTRA contains 200 mg of Kaneka Q10® trans-form CoQ10, which is in fact, bio-identical to the CoQ10 produced naturally within your own body.

That’s why trans-form CoQ10 is the form most often used by scientists in clinical CoQ10 research. After all, why waste time and money studying an inferior grade of the nutrient. They want to see optimal results just like you do.

The amount you get in every capsule, 200 mg, is at least double the amount found in most CoQ10 formulas. We provide this potent daily serving of trans-form CoQ10 because it’s more effective for you. CoQ10 is entirely safe to take — so it pays to take levels that can make the biggest difference.

MAX-Q10 ULTRA also includes BioPerine®, a patented black pepper extract that has been shown to improve CoQ10 absorption by more than 30%.[20] It boosts bioavailability of other nutrients as well, which makes it an ideal addition to combat absorption problems that often occur as we grow older.

In addition to 200 mg of the world’s best CoQ10, MAX-Q10 ULTRA also provides you with:

L-Carnitine (200 mg). This amino acid is found mostly in red meat, which means you may not get enough if you’ve cut back on meat like so many people have. Indeed, vegetarians consume as little as 10 mg a day. The 200 mg of L-carnitine in MAX-Q10 ULTRA delivers a level comparable to what you could get from a 12-ounce steak.[21] That’s a good daily amount because your body will use and store what it needs and flush out any excess that it doesn’t.

life’sOMEGA™ (100 mg). This unique algae-based omega-3 formula is a great source for the EPA and DHA needed for optimal cardiovascular and brain health. It’s a breakthrough, in my opinion, because it’s free of unwanted toxins and heavy metals that can be found in low-quality fish oils, and it’s a superior EPA/DHA source compared with other plant-based omega-3s.

Resveratrol (50 mg). Our premium-grade resveratrol is sourced from the superior Japanese knotweed, which provides a much higher concentration of resveratrol than can be derived from grapes and other sources — one daily dose is equal to over 200 glasses of red wine, without any of the side effects of alcohol, of course.

Vitamin D3 (800 IU). Vitamin D3 is the most potent and natural form of vitamin D, and getting enough of this vitamin is essential for heart health, cognitive function and immune resistance. MAX-Q10 ULTRA makes sure this health-enhancing nutrient is part of your dietary intake each and every day.

I believe MAX-Q10 ULTRA is the finest CoQ10 formula on the market today. I know of no other formula that provides this powerful array of nutrients, each in clinically researched amounts — all in one easy-to-swallow softgel per day.

However, I always urge my readers to do their own research in order to make the best supplement decisions for themselves.

What to Look for When You Compare MAX-Q10 ULTRA with Other CoQ10 Formulas

The fact is, many companies fill their formulas with inferior ingredients or they skimp on quantities in order to pad their bottom line. If you’re looking at any CoQ10 formula, make sure you answer these questions:

Does it feature premium-grade trans-form CoQ10? MAX-Q10 ULTRA provides trans-form Kaneka Q10®. Cheaper CoQ10s may only be 20% as absorbable as Kaneka Q10® — which means you won’t get the benefits you deserve.

Is the CoQ10 yeast-fermented? Make sure to check to see if the CoQ10 is made using yeast fermentation, which is widely considered the most effective form. This is a patented process used by only the most reputable, higher quality producers of CoQ10.

Do ingredient quantities measure up? Other CoQ10 formulas provide as little as 50 mg per daily serving. MAX-Q10 ULTRA gives you a full 200 mg of trans-form CoQ10 plus potent clinical levels of L-Carnitine, Omega-3, Resveratrol and Vitamin D3, all in just one softgel per day.

Does it include BioPerine® black pepper extract to enhance bioavailability? CoQ10 can be difficult to absorb. MAX-Q10 ULTRA includes this proven absorption booster that helps get the CoQ10 and other nutrients into your bloodstream. The research behind BioPerine® is so cutting edge, very few supplements include it.

Is it made in the USA? MAX-Q10 ULTRA is produced in the USA, using the finest ingredients from around the world. And I personally inspect the facilities on a regular basis to ensure the highest quality.

Is it backed by a 365-Day Money-Back Guarantee? MAX-Q10 ULTRA is guaranteed for a full year. I’m so convinced that you’ll love this formula and the benefits it provides, that you can return it any time within a year for a full refund if you don’t like it. Even if you’ve taken every softgel, you’ll still get a 100% refund.

Is it affordable? MAX-Q10 ULTRA is available for as little as $19.95 per bottle (which lasts a full month), more than 3 times less than buying these high-quality ingredients separately. Plus it ships for free, so there is truly NO RISK.

I Personally Guarantee Your Satisfaction with MAX-Q10 ULTRA

MAX-Q10 ULTRA can make a big difference in your daily health and energy levels, while providing the powerful nutrients you want to support cardiovascular vitality and brain health for a lifetime. That’s why so much scientific research went into this complete and high-potency formulation. You won’t find another formula like MAX-Q10 ULTRA anywhere else.

And if you’re not delighted with the results you personally experience with MAX-Q10 ULTRA, I’ll gladly refund 100% of your money — up to a full year after purchase. That way, you don’t risk a single dime.

I’m that sure you’ll quickly feel the amazing benefits.

You’ll Begin Feeling the Difference Very Quickly

With this fast-absorbing formula of Kaneka Q10®, L-carnitine, life’sOMEGA™, resveratrol and vitamin D3, you’ll begin experiencing the benefits almost immediately… especially if you’re low in one or more of these important nutrients. Very quickly you can expect to be enjoying:

  • More energy and stamina to sail through each day
  • Sharper mental focus and less mental fatigue
  • Greater overall sense of well-being and vitality
  • Improved cardiovascular function
  • Better eye, skin and oral health

You’ll also feel confident that you’re taking a big step in protecting your heart and brain from dreaded conditions that can develop as you age.

When You Add It All Up MAX-Q10 ULTRA Is a Great Value

You could spend a small fortune every month if you bought the premium-grade nutrients in MAX-Q10 ULTRA separately.

The Kaneka Q10® with BioPerine® alone can cost you $30 for a month’s supply.

Adding 100 mg of life’sOMEGA™ complex and 50 mg of Resveratrol can raise the total by $25.

And the 800 IU of Vitamin D3 and 200 mg of L-Carnitine would put another $15 on your monthly tab.

That’s $70 each month, plus the inconvenience of taking five pills at a time instead of one, just to get what MAX-Q10 ULTRA provides at an unbelievable price — as low as $19.95 per bottle.

MAX-Q10 ULTRA could be just the energy- and health-boosting solution you’ve been hoping for. I hope you’ll give it a try.

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