Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10) is a substance, which helps the body in converting food into energy. CoQ10 is an effective nutrient for boosting immunity because it is a natural anti-oxidant. It forms an important line of defense against the creation of too many free radicals in our body. If left uncontrolled, free radicals can damage the cells of our immune system.
Under normal circumstances, our body produces enough CoQ10 to meet its needs. However, a deficiency in CoQ10 occurs due to:
While the human body synthesizes CoQ10 naturally, you can also get it from external sources. Sources of CoQ10 include salmon, beef, chicken, peanuts, sesame seeds, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower etc. Additionally, you can also opt for CoQ10 supplements. Consult your doctor to find out the required dosage of CoQ10 supplements for your needs.
Apart from CoQ10, there are a whole range of foods, which are useful for boosting the immune system. Read our article on immune system boosters to find more.
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