Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) is a vitamin-like substance, also known as ubiquinone that is found throughout the body but especially in the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. CoQ-10 was first identified in 1957 and the “Q-10” refers to the chemical make-up of the substance. CoQ-10 occurs only in small amounts in meats and seafood and so, is often obtained in the diet through the use of supplements. CoQ-10 is called ubiquinone, derived from ubiquitous, which means “everywhere at the same time.” The name is appropriate because every cell in our body requires CoQ10, so it is required for ideal health. However, as we age body stores of CoQ10 diminish and some theorize that reduced CoQ10 might be responsible for poor health and our susceptibility to degenerative diseases as we grow older.
CoQ10 is required by every cell in our body and is key to the chemical reactions that produce cellular energy. An automobile engine with poor spark plugs will sputter and choke with carbon. Like a cellular spark plug, CoQ10 ignites the cell’s oxygen to produce energy. If our cells don’t burn oxygen properly, damaging compounds such as free radicals (abnormal oxygen molecules) are formed. A misfiring automobile will eventually break down. Similarly, insufficient CoQ10 will break down our health, resulting in cardiovascular disease, cancer or other degenerative diseases. An antioxidant and free radical quencher, CoQ10 protects the body while maintaining cellular energy.
Used extensively in Europe and Russia and Japan, many people use coenzyme Q-10 for treating heart and blood vessel conditions such as congestive heart failure, chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, and heart problems linked to certain cancer drugs.
Energy & General Health:
Coenzyme Q-10 also plays a role in helping to increase energy. This is because coenzyme Q-10 has a role in producing ATP, a molecule in body cells that functions like a rechargeable battery in the transfer of energy. Coenzyme Q-10 been tried for treating inherited or acquired disorders that limit energy production in the cells of the body (mitochondrial disorders), and for improving exercise performance.
Immune System Health:
Some people have also used coenzyme Q-10 for strengthening the immune systems of people with HIV/AIDS, male infertility, migraine headache, and counteracting muscle pain sometimes caused by a group of cholesterol-lowering medications called “statins.” It is also used for diabetes, gum disease (both taken orally and applied directly to the gums), breast cancer, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, increasing exercise tolerance, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and Lyme disease.
Recommended Use or Purpose:
Helps to maintain and/or support cardiovascular health. An antioxidant for the maintenance of good health.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each Softgel Capsule Contains:
- Coenzyme Q-10 100mg
- Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopherol) 5IU
Recommended Dose (Adults):
Take orally 1 softgel capsule a day with a meal or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.