Co Q-10: Coenzyme Q-10 Supplements
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Deep within the mitochondria of our cells is the molecular powerhouse which is the source of all energy. Each cell in our body contains a natural compound called coenzyme Q10 (usually shortened to Co Q-10) which miraculously mixes and mingles glucose and fatty acids to produce fuel.
The fuel produced by Co Q-10 is adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It is difficult to overstate the importance of ATP to our health and fitness. In addition to providing cells with energy, ATP produces protein, operates our muscles, and performs numerous important biological processes and functions. It is also a potent antioxidant.
Unfortunately, natural influences like stress, exercise, aging, and statin medications reduce the amount of Co Q-10 in the body. (Note: Coenzyme Q-10 is not intended to serve as a replacement for statin therapy, nor should you discontinue taking any prescribed medications while supplementing with Coenzyme Q-10.)
The beneficial properties of Co Q-10 were first reported by scientists in the 1960s.You may at times see Co Q-10 referred to as ubiquinone, which is taken from the word ubiquitous meaning “existing or being everywhere at the same time.”
Since Co Q-10 is fundamental to the production of cellular fuel and energy, it is viewed by scientists as indispensable to other areas of human health and fitness. Co Q-10 may support blood flow, work as an antioxidant, and promote heart health.
Strictly speaking, there is no dietary requirement for Co Q-10 since the body typically produces what it needs. It can, however, be obtained from both food and supplements if needed. The richest dietary sources of coenzyme Q10 are trout, liver, tuna, chicken, salmon, whole grains, beef, and pork.
The structure function claims made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These dietary supplement products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.