COENZYME Q10 (CoQ10), also called ubiquinone, is a vitamin-like compound found in practically every cell of the human body, but particularly in the heart. The hundreds of studies that have been carried out on it clearly show that it is vital to health, playing a crucial role in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s major form of stored energy. It is also a powerful antioxidant with more than 50 times the power of vitamin E in combating free radicals.
Low CoQ10 levels have been found in a wide range of medical conditions, including heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), gum disease and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This may explain why supplementing with CoQ10 — shown to raise tissue levels of the nutrient —appears to be beneficial for a wide range of health problems.
If you are older, particularly stressed, or ill then it may well be a good idea to supplement with CoQ10. It is essential to supplement with CoQ10 if you are taking statin drugs because statins deplete your body of this vital nutrient.
- Studies show benefit of CoQ10 in fibromyalgia (nyrnaturalnews.com)
- Coq10 – It Is Effective Even Where We Didn’t Expect (calivita4qualitylife.wordpress.com)