Ubiquinone, also known as coenzyme Q10, is a vitamin-like molecule with antioxidant properties that plays an important role in energy production.
Magnesium is a mineral that’s integral to almost every metabolic function in the body. As one of the electrolyte minerals (along with potassium, sodium, chloride, calcium, and phosphorus), it’s responsible for carrying electrical charges between cells to regulate fluid levels, muscle contraction, and heartbeat.
It can’t be stressed enough how necessary Magnesium is for a healthy and functioning body. Absence of this important nutrient can result in serious illness and complications. According to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine a magnesium deficiency makes you twice as likely to die compared to other people.
It might surprise you to learn that there’s a very good chance you’re deficient in a significant mineral – and that mineral is magnesium. There’s no easy way to check your magnesium levels effectively – magnesium deficiency is often diagnosed by symptoms. But even those symptoms (fatigue, muscle soreness, low testosterone levels, increased inflammation in your heart, and even loss of hearing) only show up in extreme cases, and, as we’ll see, may be tied to other conditions.
Statistically speaking, you’re probably deficient – and you had no idea until now. Magnesium deficiency is strongly associated with common illnesses like depression, migraines, impaired glucose tolerance and irregular heart rhythms.
Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for depression and major depressive disorder with seasonal patterns, since people tend to get affected by the blues as the days get shorter (5). The phenomenon is referred to as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) (6).
“A range of factors appear to increase the risk for the development of depression, and seem to be associated with systemic inflammation; these include psychosocial stressors, poor diet, physical inactivity, obesity, smoking, altered gut permeability, atopy, dental cares, sleep and vitamin D deficiency,” writes researchers in a 2013 BMC article (7).