Besides vitamins and minerals, there are many other important micronutrients that our bodies need for optimal health and wellbeing.
Coenzyme Q 10 is an important antioxidant and vitamin-like substance found throughout the body, but especially in the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. It is made by the body; however, as we age, the level of CoQ 10 production decreases. CoQ 10 is beneficial for the heart, blood vessels, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, asthma and energy production in the body.
Also important are antioxidants and phyto-extracts. They help neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. Look for a supplement that contains carotenoids, such as lutein, lycopene, astaxanthin and standardized extracts of herbs and berries.
Another important micronutrient is omega-3 fatty acid. Its benefits have been verified by a number of studies and include support for cardiovascular system, neurological function, healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels and many others.