Last week at work was quite hectic and l actually struggled with the Endo diet. lt didn’t help that there are always pastry goodies of the worst kind brought in by colleagues every day. I mean, these baddies are literally high in everything; calories, sugar, fat etc and they are just practically begging me everyday to eat them. Iron will, l might have but Superwoman l’m not and l fear one of these days…..
Anyway, back to the topic of today-CoQ10. l have been researching on this supplement for a while now and it appears to be the key for older women suffering from egg quality/quantity issues like me. CoQ10 is an antioxidant that is made in the human body. It plays a key role in producing energy in the mitochondria, the part of a cell responsible for the production of energy in the form of ATP (this is the main source of usable energy for cell activities). Antioxidants fight damaging particles in the body known as free radicals which damage cell membranes or even cause cell death. Some scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process as well as a number of chronic health problems like heart disease , diabetes, cancer etc. Antioxidants such as CoQ10 can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. It can be found in foods like meat, fish, oils, beans, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables but the amount is quite small hence the need to use supplements.
Basically, the foods mentioned above is the Endo diet (apart from meats) so it actually makes sense that this supplement is essential in tackling endo and improving fertility. University of Maryland Medical Centre recommends that endo sufferers should take CoQ10, 100-200mg at bedtime. Another doctor in Canada, Dr Robert Casper, a gynaecologist and fertility guru believes that after the age of 30, the female body begins to make less CoQ10 which in turn depletes the function of mitochondria. Simply put, we begin to age. Taking the supplement can help slow down this process and increase the quality of eggs.
There are a lot of positive reviews and much more research online but what really convinced me was the fact that there are no side effects!( l stand to be corrected). Anything that can improve my general health, egg quality and fertility with no side effects is a must in my book. We ordered Doctor’s Best CoQ10 on Thursday from Amazon.
So, just a list of my supplements-
Serrapetase- to clear my scar tissues/adhesions ,shrink my cyst and reduce inflammation.
DIM plus- to stimulate efficient estrogen metabolism
Pregnacare conception -to prepare my body for conception
and( when it arrives) , C0Q10- to improve my egg quality
Thanks for reading.