Micelle formulated Q10 - Scientific background
Everyone wants to avoid aging
Nowadays, scientific studies are suggesting that a great breakthrough can be expected in the prevention of aging over the next 15-20 years. However, every journey begins with the first step and these first steps need to be taken today!
An important step towards the solution
In the case of the skin, we have used antioxidants so far to protect collagen and other compounds in the skin. These compounds are produced by the cells of the skin and are located outside the cells. Wrinkles and the thinning of the skin develop in areas in which the amount of collagen and the hyaluronic acid that binds water is decreased. This reduction doesn't just arise due to the necrosis of fibres. The necrosis of cells that are responsible for their production has a more important role in the reduction process, as the release of these important compounds is also reduced to a greater extent due to the necrosis of cells.
Why is Q10 beneficial?
Other antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E) cannot substitute Q10, as Q10 is the only compound able to inhibit or slow down the destruction of mitochondria and the apoptosis of cells.
Why should Q10 be applied in the form of small particles (micelles or liposomes)?
There are two reasons for applying Q10 in the form of micelles or liposomes:
- Q10 itself is not water-soluble. It can only be found in the membranes inside cells. Liposomes are cell membrane models that are made from lipids of the cell membrane, mostly from lecithin isolated from soya. Micelles are much smaller and sometimes contain other compounds as well. However, both types are "water-soluble" on their own, which means that they can freely move in water-based fluids, such as the extracellular space.
- The other significant advantage is that scientific studies have revealed in recent years that these particles with a diameter of just a few 10 nm to a maximum of 100 nm can enter into the cells more easily due to their size and thus the Q10 packed into these particles can more effectively reach the mitochondria in cells. The skin is also an important part of the immune system, as it protects the skin from harmful external effects and the penetration of damaging materials. This important role also acts to inhibit the absorption of beneficial active agents too. The extremely small micelles provide a solution for this, as they enable more efficient, freer movement of Q10. Q10 can only be more effective than other antioxidants if it can successfully enter the cells and reach the mitochondria.