High Absorption Co Q10 contains pure, vegetarian coenzyme Q10. CoQ10 is a nutrient that supports heart function and promotes energy production in cells.* BioPerine, an herbal extract derived from black pepper fruit, promotes absorption of nutrients in the GI tract.* Preliminary studies have shown that Bioperine increases Co Q10 absorption.
Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is essential to the functioning of the mitochondria, tiny power plants found in every cell in the body. It supports their energy producing pathways to help fuel the body’s daily activity. A potent antioxidant, CoQ10 also defends cells against harmful free radicals.
How Co Q10 Works
CoQ10 is a vital component of the energy generating process at the cellular level: it is a true coenzyme. Enzymes, which are biological catalysts, often need assistance in bringing about chemical change within the body. CoQ10 works in the mitochondrial membrane as an electron/proton donor, facilitating the process of energy production. Studies show that oral supplementation with CoQ10 will renew CoQ10 stores in cells and tissues through the mitochondria, where they enhance cellular energy production and sustainability.
CoQ10 and Energy Production
CoQ10 plays an important role in generating cellular energy and works inside a cell’s mitochondria to provide the supplies necessary for energy production. CoQ10 is an electron/proton carrier that helps the mitochondria to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s energy source. This is vitally important because mitochondria must continually generate ATP to support every cell in the body. CoQ10 is found in high amounts in the cells of the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Oral supplementation with CoQ10 helps maintain CoQ10 stores in these crucial cells and tissues.
Potent Antioxidant Formula
CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant. This formula helps protect the proteins, lipids and DNA of mitochondria from oxidation, and helps supports mitochondrial function. The antioxidative action of CoQ10 has been shown in some studies to be even greater than that of vitamin E.
Co Q10 and the Immune System
According to Robert C. Adkins, M.D., author of Vita-Nutrient Solution, CoQ10 can “enhance our immune defenses.” CoQ10’s nutritional support of the immune system was studied by William Lee, Ph.D., who found that with a daily dosage of 60mg for three to twelve weeks, patients had significantly increased levels of immunoglobulin G, an important part of immune system function.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease.