Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a natural energy producing nutrient involved in a wide range of body systems. CoQ10 is located in the mitochondria, tiny power plants found in every cell in the body, and effectively 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 CoQ10 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.
Potent Antioxidant Formula
CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant. Combined with vitamin E this formula helps protect the proteins, lipids and DNA of mitochondria from oxidation, and helps to support mitochondria against damage. Vitamin E also enhances delivery of CoQ10 for faster absorption and energy support.
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.
CoQ10 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.
What People are Saying about CoQ10
"Coenzyme Q10 may be the ultimate antidote to aging, the life force your body produces to stay alive and healthy…and it can be taken as a nutritional supplement," writes William Lee, R.Ph., Ph.D. in Coenzyme Q-10.
“Your CoQ10 is giving me energy I never had before! Life is good again!” -Wendy Wight
“The CoQ10 has given me a great physical energy boost which also boosts my outlook on life.” -Monica Stephens