co enzym q10 voed je cellen van binnenuit insentials

Co-Enzyme Q10: boost your cells from within

The solution: coenzyme Q10. But what exactly is it?

Coenzyme Q10 (also called CoQ10, Q10 or ubiquinone) is a vitamin-like substance produced by the human body, and is billions of years old. Therefore, it is an essential element for our cellular energy: it was there from the beginning and regulates cellular (aerobic) energy via ATP in our mitochondria (our energy factories). In this way, coenz Q10 has an influence on as many as 21,787 genes! For that reason, coenz Q10 is used as the way to keep your energy up to par via support of mitochondrial activity.

Preservatives, heavy metals, pesticides, food antibiotics, E numbers, dyes, light and air pollution, stress, toxins in vegetable crops and consumption of anti-nutrients, is associated with poor health.

Nutrition is a determining factor for micronutrient availability and for minimising the effect of toxins. Currently, deterioration in food quality leads to low availability of vitamins and minerals and an estimated 2 billion people (according to WHO) suffer from deficiencies of essential vitamins and minerals. Nutritional deficiencies persist and have health implications for several generations.

So in terms of diet and supplements, we need to look not only at supplementing essential vitamins, but also at antioxidants, to help neutralise accumulation of all these toxins and thus improve our energy balance!

This is due in part to AGEs: Advanced Glycation End Products: toxic end products created by a fusion between glucose and proteins when there is too much oxidation. Proteins start to saccharify in our cells, as it were, and thus cause inflammation, cell ageing and rigidity or hardening of the skin. Everyone ages, but AGEs accelerate the normal ageing process. So antioxidant supplementation is needed, and not just externally via creams! This Q10 must come from within and be in our cells! 

Q10 is also an 'antioxidant': a substance that prevents oxidation and thus the formation of free radicals in our body. Free radicals are aggressive, harmful substances that can help lead to disease and cancer, for example. Q10 might also generally promote resistance and have an impact on inflammation.

You also often see it as an additive in beauty products (just look at all the day creams you can buy). This too has a reason! As we saw, coenz Q10 is an important antioxidant. When free radicals and toxins accumulate under the skin (due to the wrong cosmetics, air pollution, poor diet, etc,...) the skin starts to weaken and age faster.

Under certain circumstances (recovery from illness, obesity, stress situations, medication use, inadequate diet), the body's own synthesis of coenzyme Q10 may be insufficient to cover existing needs. From the age of 40, conversion to the active form of Q10 (ubiquinol) also decreases. And the influence of diet on coenzyme Q10 status also appears to be minimal. Hence, coenzyme Q10 is considered an (semi-)essential nutrient that is best supplemented through supplements.


Oxidative stress combined with micronutrient deficiency affects genetic flexibility and our health. Nutrition should be a source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, macronutrients, flavonoids et al. In order to neutralise toxins in our body, antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C, but especially coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), should be balanced. Deficiencies or altered concentrations can affect detoxification ability and have a major impact on our cell function, ranging from energy, inflammation to cell aging.

So the Insentials philosophy with the right diet and support with the Smart Insentials vitamin, which from now on also contains Coenz Q10, can help against obesity (especially belly fat), diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, wrinkles and age spots, cellulite, accelerated general ageing and much more.

Co-Enzyme Q10 is the new ingredient of our modified, innovative Smart Insetials vitamin. Available in the shop from now on!