Sleepy? Sleepless? Read on, grasshopper.


Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
March 29, 2017
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Need some extra energy and a bit of help getting though the holidays?

Now that Thanksgiving is over, get ready for weeks of constant boozing at holiday parties and your boss giving you copious amounts of work to finish before the New Year. This “joyous” season can leave your system ravaged and your brain crying out for help. Not to mention the overwhelming desire to push those “holiday cheer” spreaders face down into the snow…

Before you get all Grinchy and arrested for assault, try a little CoQ10.

Coenzyme Q10 is nature’s energy booster and stress reducer – and something most of us don’t get enough of.


Dr. Peter Mitchell, PhD, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry when he discovered CoQ10 and it’s role in the cell’s metabolism of energy.

Mitochondria are our little power plants living inside each cell. They are the primary sites of oxygen use in the body and are responsible for turning the food we eat into energy production. CoQ10 assists the mitochondria in their everyday workload. It helps them to be more efficient – and couldn’t we all use a bit of that during the holidays?

A powerful antioxidant, CoQ10 is a potent protector against the free-radical damage that we will be forcing upon ourselves with bad food, sugar, lack of sleep and the borderline-alcoholic behavior that most of us exercise this time of year. It protects against heart disease and cancer and is used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome in Japan and Europe.

How to take it: Start with one 30mg capsule, once a day. You can up the dose to twice a day if you’re just not “feeling it” after two weeks. CoQ10 is best absorbed when taken with oils, so try to take it with a meal.

Now go out there, ditch the bah-humbug attitude, get in the holiday spirit, and smile brightly as your family lovingly quizzes you about where your life is going.