Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring antioxidant that plays a key role in the body's energy supply process. CoQ10 is present in every cell in the body and is highly concentrated in the energy-intensive cells of the heart. Over the age of 20 the CoQ10 levels in our body begin to deplete and need replenishing through diet.
CoQ10 is particularly important to anyone using statins as a side effect of using statins is a reduction of CoQ10 within your body. In fact the use of statins can halve your natural production of CoQ10 within only two weeks.
Co Enzyme Q10
Serving Size :
1 capsule per day with food
Co-Enzyme Q10 300mg
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Capsule Shell (HPMC, Red Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide)
Iron oxide is used as a dye within the capsule shell to prevent light from going through and thus reducing oxidation - important for CoQ10.
Contains NO: Salt, Starch, Wheat, Maize, Gluten, Soy, Lactose, Yeast, Dairy products, Artificial Preservatives, Artificial Colours or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
NOT intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Not recommended for children and not recommended during pregnancy or for lactating women. If you are on existing medication please consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking ANY health supplements. Do not take with Warfarin.
Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10) is a molecule produced in the body. It aids mitochondria during energy production. It is similar to other Pseudovitamin compounds because it is vital for survival.
Several diseases are associated with low COQ10 levels, including fibromyalgia and the aftermath of a heart attack, known as post-myocardial infarction. Depression, Prader-Willi syndrome, male infertility, Peyronie’s disease, migraines, and Parkinson’s also cause a COQ10 deficiency. Supplementation of COQ10 is recommended to anyone with the listed diseases, but particularly for heart attack victims and people suffering from fibromyalgia.
COQ10 can also enhance blood flow and protect the blood vessels. This mechanism is related to nitric oxide preservation, as seen with Grape Seed Extract, Pycnogenol, and Resveratrol. COQ10 can reduce the damage oxidized Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) can do to blood vessels, as well as reduce plaque buildup in the arteries.
Several pharmaceuticals are known to deplete COQ10 levels (statin drugs are a good example).