SOME KEY INDREDIENTS
Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
CoQ10 is essential for life and our bodies cannot live or survive without it.
COQ10 is the driver of body energy – the cell mitochondria – which steadily degrade as we age. Our vascular system and every muscle in our bodies, especially our heart, is dependent on CoQ10.
BODY addresses the progressive decline in mitochondrial energy and CoQ10, which research suggests starts to escalate from our 30’s. The Mayo Clinic is just one of many institutions that reports on research supported CoQ10 benefits for many conditions.
CoQ10 exists in two different forms or states, each of which has a distinct function in the human body.
Ubiquinone is the ‘oxidized’ form of CoQ10 and is located within cellular mitochondria where it participates in aerobic cellular respiration and generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — the key energy source for all the body’s metabolic needs.
Ubiquinol is the ‘reduced’ form of CoQ10 found outside the cells, in the blood, and on cell membranes where it functions as an antioxidant scavenging free radicals, thus protecting proteins and mitochondrial DNA from oxidative damage.
Significantly, ubiquinone and ubiquinol form a “redox pair” which means that each form can easily be, and is readily converted to the other by the body.
(NOTE: MaxCellLife BODY uses the ubiquinone form of CoQ10 – as the body converts this to ubiquinol where needed and uses both forms. Although ubiquinol is more bioavailable, it is very unstable and is known to start converting to ubiquinone even while in its capsules, or as it is taken in the human body. In summary, we believe there is no significant advantage to using the far more expensive ubiquinol form of CoQ10.)
Is critical for body function, essential for all cells, and vital for interaction with polyphosphate compounds such as ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), DNA (dioxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid). Mg is required for over 800 enzyme functions and essential for especially calcium and vitamin D effectivity in the body, yet some 50% of us are deficient in our daily Mg needs. The Linus Pauling Institute (Oregon State University) and Healthline report the significance and major benefits of Mg.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Is a coenzyme and powerful antioxidant functioning in both the membrane and aqueous parts of cells. ALA promotes cellular energy, and further supports glutathione production and recycling, as well as vitamins C and E, and CoQ10 support. ALA serves many important body functions, one of which is the break down of carbohydrates providing energy for other organs and body muscles, where it promotes energy. ALA may also be beneficial for liver health and helps to revitalize the underlying skin structure so it can look healthier and younger. It is believed to also be of benefit to improve or prevent age-related cognitive dysfunction; and potentially prevent or slow progression of Alzheimer’s Disease as advised by Cognitive Vitality a Program of Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC)
Occurs naturally in the brain, liver, and kidney. ALC promotes memory and supports cognition while protecting the brain from oxidative stress. ALC serves an important role in carrying fatty acids across the walls of the mitochondria, where they are oxidized to form energy. Its role in fat metabolism leads it to affect cell energy metabolism, including the burning of carbohydrates. See: WebMD.
BODY is loaded with antioxidants, including bioflavonoids, essential for optimizing the body immune system. Antioxidants are compounds that prevent oxidation in the body and lead the defence against free radicals, which are the unstable molecules that can damage body cells. The health benefits of bioflavonoids are extensive, and many have been a part of herbal medicine for more than 5000 years. Extensive research and many studies support that antioxidants/bioflavonoids, as well as being therapeutic, are also known to have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties.
A natural superfood and antioxidant is included in the BODY formulation to enhance the potential for supplemental interaction and effectiveness through its contained amino acids, phytonutrients, extensive natural vitamin and mineral supply, and its reported anti-inflammatory, antiaging, and healing properties, as reported by many authorities including, the Permaculture Research Institute.
Probiotic Benefits are provided in BODY by inclusion of lactobacillus acidophilus which studies suggest may improve the body immune system, metabolism, and reduce cholesterol levels. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.”
Of significant importance, as advised by and reported in Healthline lactobacillus acidophilus may help prevent and reduce cold and flu symptoms, as extensive research supports that it can boost the immune system and thus reduce the risk of viral infections. Further studies suggested that probiotics may prevent and improve symptoms of the common cold (Pubmed 1, Pubmed 2).
The BODY formulation includes multiple essential enzymes that are vital-for-life biological molecules that significantly speed up the chemical reactions in our cells. Serving as selective catalysts, enzymes are integral to many important functions in the body such as, aiding digestion and metabolism, breaking up large molecules making them more bioavailable, and binding molecules.
Uridine monophosphate (UMP)
Is one of the most important compounds required for DNA, RNA, fat, carbohydrate, and other syntheses. UMP formation is dependent on mitochondrial reaction. This directly involves CoQ10 and is further determined by the overall mitochondrial respiratory function capacity. As the mitochondria become progressively dysfunctional during ageing, so the capacity to form UMP decreases. BODY supplementation is formulated to support the potential for UMP conversion and restoration of the body’s ageing tissue UMP requirements, by minimizing demand on the body’s natural mitochondria and CoQ10 reserve. The significance of UMP in the possible prevention of dementia is reported in recent studies supported by GM.
Mediate plant nutrient assimilation, stress responses, DNA repair, and hormone production, thus providing for plant longevity and antiaging that in many cases ranges in centuries. Exciting recent research has demonstrated cytokinin ability to repair human DNA and aging tissue as reported in ResearchGate. BODY formulation includes naturally provided zeatin and dihyrozeatin cytokinins to further support antiaging benefit potential.