CoEnzyme Q10 100 mg (140 Sgels)
- Improve Cardiac Function
- Speed Heart Recovery
- Boost Immune System
Coenzyme Q10, commonly known as CoQ10, is a member of a family of compounds called ubiquinones. Ubiquinones are water-insoluble substances involved in electron transport and energy production in the mitochondria of cells. It is believe that supplemental CoQ10 may have cardioprotective, cytoprotective and neuroprotective activities, among others.
Coenzyme Q-10 (CO Q10) is found naturally throughout the human body. Small amounts of it are obtained from eating meat and seafood, but the majority is created directly by the body. Although nearly all body cells make it, coenzyme Q-10 is concentrated in the muscles and in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Approximate 50 percent of the body's stores of coenzyme Q-10 are found in the mitochondria of the cells. Mitochondria are components of cells that transform dietary carbohydrates into energy. While coenzyme Q-10 is involved in strengthening body membranes, its main function is to carry electrons that are needed in the energy generation process.
For individuals suffering from congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or angina, Coenzyme Q10 may ease symptoms and improve cardiac function. Some doctors also recommend it after heart surgery to speed recovery with a minimum of permanent damage. Some health practitioners contend that Coenzyme Q10 can stave off hardening of the arteries by discouraging the build-up of plaque on artery walls. Others suggest that it can boost the immune system, helping to prevent the spread of cancer. It has also been recommended for a host of additional disorders ranging from high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, and fatigue to Alzheimer's disease, Bell's palsy, Huntington's disease, Ménière's disease, muscular dystrophy, and deterioration of the retina. However, there is no conclusive clinical evidence to support its use for these conditions.
A number of studies have gone as far as to suggest CoQ10 as a useful adjunctive therapy in the treatment of congestive heart failure. CoQ10 has been approved in Japan as drug for use in congestive heart failure since the early nineteen seventies. Several studies have shown a strong correlation between severity of heart disease and CoQ10 deficiency.
Given its effect on the heart muscle, researchers have studied CoQ10 for possible effects it may have in people with heart arrhythmias. While most studies have proven inconclusive preliminary research has reported improvement in diabetics with premature ventricular beats - a form of heart arrhythmia.
Some researchers now believe that CoQ10 may also be useful for modulating blood pressure. A number of preliminary trials have reported that CoQ10 reduced blood pressure in individuals with hypertension, after about 2 to 4 months of treatment.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that acts as a defense against free radicals and helps the human body preserve vitamin E, the major antioxidant of blood cholesterol and cell membranes.
CoQ10 is absorbed by the small intestine and transferred into the lymphatics; from there it enters the blood stream. Absorption of CoQ10 is poor. In fact, it is believed that over 60 of an oral dose of CoQ10 is excreted in the feces. Absorption of CoQ10 is highly variable and depends in large part on food intake but also on the amount of lipids present in the food. Absorption of CoQ10 is lower on an empty stomach and greater when taken with food of high lipid content. Since absorption of CoQ10 is poor, high quality supplemental CoQ10 has been recommended for maximum potency.
Take one Liquid Soft Gel 2 times daily.
Servings Per Container: 140
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