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Apr 18 2017

LCKL 073 – Coenzyme A – The Power of It for Fat Loss, Physical Performance and Much More…

Co-Enzyme A is a critical enzyme that is needed to function the body as well as to assist in the production of Co-Enzyme Q10 and NADH. Learn about what you can do to increase your own level of Co-Enzyme A and what may be causing you to be deficient.

SHOWNOTES
  • What Coenzyme A is;
  • Symptoms of Coenzyme A Deficiency;
  • Factors that deplete Coenzyme A in your body;
  • 9 Benefits of Coenzyme A;
  • Whether Coenzyme A supplementation is beneficial;
  • What type of Supplement is the most useful for increasing Coenzyme A in your body;
  • Increasing levels of Coenzyme A in the body.
TRANSCRIPT
What is Co-Enzyme A?Symptoms of CoA DeficiencyBenefitsWill Coenzyme A Supplementation be effective?How To Increase Levels of Co Enzyme A in the body...
  • Coenzyme A is a nonprotein chemical substance which is needed for the activation of many enzymes.
  • If there is not enough CoEnzyme A in the body, it will be unable to synthesize CoEnzyme Q10 or NADH.
  • It is naturally synthesized from Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid). This Vitamin is able to be found in meats and vegetables so is provided in adequate quantities in the ketogenic diet.
  • Deficiencies of this nutrient is extremely rare but when it does occur, symptoms include:
    • Fatigue;
    • Muscle Soreness; and
    • Metabolic Disorders.
  • However, there are a number of factors which can deplete your body of Coenzyme A such as:
    • Exercise;
    • Toxic Metals; and
    • Environmental Toxins.

Lowers Stress Levels

  • It is vital to the production of hydrocortisone, which is the anti-stress hormone.
  • Therefore, a deficiency in CoA can result in depression, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, increased need for sleep and lowered immunity.
  • If you are overly stressed, Co A supplementation can be of benefit.

Increases Energy

  • CoA is required to metabolize fats, carbohydrates and proteins and is important for converting them into energy at a cellular level.
  • It is incredibly important for energy production due to the fact that it is a major part of the Krebs Energy Cycle within the cells.
  • A deficiency of this vitamin can block the energy cycle and lead to a host of metabolic disorders.
  • Co-enzyme A is classified as the ignition switch for the whole process of energy production and therefore a deficiency can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome.

Prevents Weight Gain

  • Having a deficiency in this enzyme will result in not only lack of energy therefore prevent you from exercising but will also stop the metabolism of fats, therefore causing the fats to accumulate.

Synthesizes Fatty Acids

  • Both CoA and its acyl-carrier protein are required for the synthesis of fatty acids.
  • Fatty acids are important components of many lipids, which are fat molecules that are essential for normal physiological function.
  • These essential fats include such substances as sphingolipids, which are important components of the myelin sheath which enhance nerve transmission, as well as phospholipids which are found in the cell membranes.

Helps with the Functioning of other Co-Enzymes

  • CoA is essential for the functioning of other important enzymes and coenzymes.
  • For instance, CoA is necessary to utilise Coenzyme Q10, as well as other important energy producing enzymes.
  • Without CoA, CoQ10 cannot perform its essential tasks of protecting against Heart Disease, Muscular Dystrophies, Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and HIV.

Helps Reduce Acne

  • Research has shown that CoA supplementation can actually help to reduce the risk of and/or treat the occurrence of acne.
  • A study was conducted by Dr Leung, who found that acne breakouts are observed when the body fails to produce enough Coenzyme A. Therefore, the body fails to break down the fatty acids that are responsible for the production of sebum.
  • Deficiency in CoA has been linked to the inability to break down the fatty acids and also poor synthesis of sex hormones.
  • This particular study found that supplementation with Co A was able to resolve acne over a few week period and this lasted for over 6 months.

Helps in the Production of Various Hormones and Vitamins

  • Coenzyme A is required to transform cholesterol into all kinds of hormones.
  • It is required to help with the production of Vitamin D.
  • Important for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
  • Important for the synthesis of the hormone melatonin.
  • Important for the synthesis of haemoglobin.

Assists in the Metabolism of Drugs and Toxins by the liver

Important for Acetylation Reactions

  • Protein acetylation affects the 3 dimensional structure of proteins, potentially altering their function.
  • This appears to play a role in cell division and DNA replication.
  • No, supplementing with CoEnzyme A alone will not be effective.
  • Coenzyme A is produced within the cells.
  • The digestive process will simply break down the Coenzyme A back into its components when it enters the bloodstream.
  • It is much more effective to instead take a supplement that includes its derivatives Vitamin B5 and B6/Folate (conversion of homocysteine to cysteine).
  • However, there is a supplement known as Pantethine (which will be discussed in next weeks episode) which has been found to be a much more effective way of increasing your Co A levels in your body as well as a whole host of other benefits. Make sure you listen out for next Wednesdays episode to hear more about that.
  • The best way to increase your level of CoA in the body is to ensure that you are consuming

sufficient Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid.

  • Take a supplement of Pantethine, which is the active form of Vitamin B5.
  • Consume foods rich in Vitamin B5 such as:
    • Chicken Livers;
    • Sunflower Seeds;
    • Salmon;
    • Avocados;
  • As you can see these top foods are ones we do recommend on the ketogenic or low carb diet.
  • Decrease the level of toxins you are subjected to as environmental and nutritional toxins can deplete your body of high levels of Coenzyme A.
  • If you are a heavy exerciser, make sure you supplement with Pantethine as exercise can also deplete your body of this vital enzyme.
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Apr 10 2017

LCKL 072 – Biohacks 101 – Fasting – Other Benefits…

Within this episode you will discover 5 other benefits of fasting, including digestive health, inflammation, energy, skin health and lifespan extension.

SHOWNOTES
  • How Fasting Improves Digestive Health;
  • How Fasting Decreases Inflammation;
  • How Fasting Increases Energy;
  • How Fasting Improves Skin Health; and
  • How Fasting Extends Lifespan.
TRANSCRIPT
Other Benefit #1 - Digestive HealthOther Benefit #2 - Lowered InflammationOther Benefit #3 - Increased EnergyOther Benefit #4 - Better SkinOther Benefit #5 - Promotes Longevity
  • Fasting has been used by many celebrities as a way to detox your body for many years.
  • Fasting gives your digestive system a rest from breaking down and absorbing the food.
  • Fasting has also been shown to help restore the cyclical fluctuations of gut microbes and therefore may have a protective effect against obesity and metabolic syndrome.
  • Our bodies are designed to go for a period of time without food.
  • Fasting allows time for bacteria to reset the environment. Digestive microbes are active in the process of digestion, and therefore by giving gut bacteria time without food, it sets off a mechanism that forces the bacteria to work on their own populations.
  • It is during this period that the health and diversity of the gut bacteria is maintained.
  • Fasting has been shown to be effective in treating IBD according to a research study done on patients doing Ramadam. In this study that was published in the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology in 2008 men with ulcerative colitis had a mean score of colitis activity index of 3.5 before Ramadam and this decreased to 1.7 after fasting.
  • Fasting has been shown to be a powerful therapy for treating inflammation.
  • In a study that was published in the Nature Medicine Journal described how Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) directly inhibits a powerful inflammasome known as NLRP3. This inflammasome has been directly linked to several disorders such as autoimmune disorders, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, alzheimers disease and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Studies have found that inhibiting NLRP3 also reduced inflammation in the body. The three main ways that have been found to lower this inflammasome are fasting, the ketogenic diet and high intensity exercise.
  • There are many reasons why it is suspected that fasting can help with energy levels, however I am going to go over 2 of them.
    • Fasting initiates the production of beta hydroxybutyrate (i.e. Ketones). Ketones are a by product of burning fat and your brain absolutely loves them. These ketones will make you feel energetic and more alert. Once your body starts burning fat while fasting, the body will also start producing ketones and therefore make you feel good.
  • Orexin – This is a very important neuropeptide that does two important things. The first thing it does is keep you awake and then it also increases your appetite if you don’t eat. As long as you don’t eat, these levels of orexin in the brain will spike, keeping you awake and increasing mental energy. When you sleep your brain uses melatonin to help put you to sleep. The orexin system and melatonin system interact. If Orexin levels are high during the day and then you go to sleep the melatonin levels will be really high at night, therefore causing you to sleep deeper than normal. Fasting will expose you to higher orexin levels during the day, increasing energy and therefore exposing you to more melatonin at night. This will cause your sleep to be deeper and the deeper your sleep the less sleep is required.
  • Water fasting can improve skin tone. Since the skin is well hydrated it may heal itself and renew itself faster.
  • Water fasting has also been shown to help speed up scar healing and help with skin conditions like acne.
  • Some findings indicate that short term fasting may inhibit certain skin conditions and detoxify skin impurities.
  • Contact Dermatitis – Fasting has been shown to benefit Contact Dermatitis, which is a type of skin irritation that has resulted from a specific object or substance. They found that in studies with mice, the dermal swelling reduced after a short fasting period of 48 hours.
  • Hives – A study that was published in the Journal of Dermatology found that a fasting period of only 11 days was able to alleviate chronic urticaria. However, the hives returned within 3 days of breaking the fast.
  • Acne and Eczema – Studies have shown these conditions may clear up much more quickly with short term fasting. When the body is able to properly filter and eliminate wastes through the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, the quality of the skin secretions will increase, therefore helping to prevent and treat acne.
  • There are a number of ways that fasting can promote longevity:
    • Firstly, by reducing the incidence of chronic disease;
    • Secondly, by reducing free radical damage. When more fuel is consumed than what is needed then the cells leak electrons which react with oxygen, therefore producing free radicals. These free radicals damage your cells and your DNA and are linked to an increased potential for illness and disease. Studies demonstrated that fasting in mice with lymphoma reduced the amount of free radicals, increased their longevity and reduced the death rate.
    • Thirdly, because of its autophagy and mitophagy response. This is a critical process that happens when your body begins to eat itself in an orderly pattern to remove damaged parts from your body. This process allows you to clean house and keep your body healthy.
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Please note that this information is not intended for medical purposes or to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. It is for informational purposes only to help guide you on your journey towards optimal wellness.

You are able to gain access to the downloadable pdf transcript within the Inner Circle Membership or within the Patreon Membership Area.

 

Jan 20 2017

LCKL 045 – Co-Enzyme Q10 – Powerful Energy Supplement You May Require to Combat Fatigue, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and More…

Co-Enzyme Q10 is a fat soluble nutrient that is important as an antioxidant and for the correct functioning of the mitochondria, and therefore in production of energy. It has also been found to be useful in combatting diabetes, insulin resistance and PCOS.

  • What CoEnzyme Q10 is;
  • The main sources of CoEnzyme Q10;
  • 17 Symptoms of CoQ10 Deficiency;
  • 4 Factors that reduce your synthesis or production of CoQ10;
  • 7 General Benefits of Co Enzyme Q10;
  • How CoEnzyme Q10 Affects 9 Different Conditions (As Researched):
    • Liver Injury;
    • PCOS;
    • Heart Failure;
    • Myopathy;
    • Migraines;
    • Parkinson’s Disease;
    • Diabetes Mellitus;
    • Peridontal Disease; and
    • Cancer
  • Correct Dosages of CoEnzyme Q10;
  • 4 Drugs that are contraindicated with Coenzyme Q10.
WHAT NEXT???

Please note that the What’s Next segment is composed of steps you can take if you would like to advance your knowledge on this episode and/or one little request from me. However, there is absolutely no pressure for you to do so…

  1. Sign up for the FREE Inner Circle Membership. By doing so you will receive a whole host of free products and content such as free ebooks, free videos, free webinars (coming soon…), free courses (coming soon…), newsletters and much more… By signing up for this membership you will also get a discount on all upcoming courses. As new lead magnets or content becomes available it is added to this membership area and you have nothing to lose – It is FREE… For instance, this week I have added 1 new report entitled “5 Offal Recipes You Should Include In Your Weekly Menu” and 1 new ebook entitled “The Beginners Guide to Essential Vitamins” which I think you might be interested in…
  1. Check out episode number 43 and start to integrate more organ meats in your diet and/or take some of the dessicated liver I recommended. This will ensure you are getting a good dose of Coenzyme Q10. You can also go to http://www.lowcarbketoliving.com/onlinestore and find a coenzyme q10 supplement that is able to be sent internationally.
  2. Go to ITunes and Rate/Review my podcast. This really helps other people see my podcast so that they can see if my podcast can help them. Plus, please share this episode with anybody you think may benefit…

 

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living Inner Circle – “5 Offal Recipes You Should Include In Your Weekly Menu” and “Beginners Guide To Essential Vitamins”

Jens Recommended Online Store that delivers Internationally

Dessicated Liver Capsules

LCKL 043 – The Benefits of Organ Meats – Eat The Whole Animal

Dec 28 2016

LCKL 035 – 13 Benefits of Taking Acetyl L Carnitine – Potent Fat Burner and More…

Are you looking for something extra that may help you with your athletic performance or maybe help you with that slumped energy? Are you wanting to kickstart that fat loss or get over that plateau? If your answer to these questions is a resounding yes, then this episode is for you. I will discuss what this amazing supplement is, the dosage you should be taking to receive optimal benefits as well as 13 different benefits it promises.

  • What Acetyl L Carnitine is;
  • What dosage of Acetyl L Carnitine you should be taking;
  • How Acetyl L Carnitine helps prevent you from storing fat – especially visceral fat, and helps you to burn fat at the same time;
  • How Carnitine can help regulate blood glucose control;
  • How Carnitine is particularly effective at enhancing athletic performance and improving recovery after heavy exercise sessions;
  • How Carnitine can help build more and better quality muscle;
  • How 8 Other Conditions/Functions are improved with the consumption of Acetyl L Carnitine;
  • The most common nutritional sources of Acetyl L Carnitine (Hint: Great for us on Keto); and
  • Much Much More…
WHAT NEXT???
Please note that the What’s Next segment is composed of steps you can take if you would like to advance your knowledge on this episode and/or one little request from me. However, there is absolutely no pressure for you to do so…

1. Sign up for the FREE Inner Circle Membership. By doing so you will be notified once the book is out and you may even snag yourself a FREE copy.

2. Get your own Acetyl L Carnitine supplement and Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplement. I have sourced reputable supplements from amazon so you can click the links or else go to the local health food shop and they should be able to help you out. As fatty acids help to get the carnitine into the cells (as discussed in this episode) without the use of insulin, I have sourced out a good quality omega 3 supplement for you to use.

3. Go to ITunes and Rate/Review my podcast. This really helps other people see my podcast so that they can see if my podcast can help them. Plus, please share this episode with anybody you think may benefit…

FULL PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living INNER CIRCLE

Acetyl L Carnitine

Omega 3 Fatty Acids