What is CoQ10?
Coenzyme Q10 is a natural
compound found in the body that helps to facilitate production of energy
within cells. CoQ10 is stored in each cell's mitochondria and functions
both as an ATP (energy) generator and an antioxidant, which works to
protect cells from oxidative damage1.
CoQ10 supplement contains Ubiquinone as the active ingredient, which is
an oxidized form of the coenzyme and has been shown to increase levels
of CoQ10 in the body.
Why Should I Take CoQ10?
CoQ10 is produced naturally, concentrations of the compound decline
with age. Due to this, it's recommended that older individuals increase
their CoQ10 intake through diet or supplementation. However, benefits of
supplementation can be seen in younger populations as well. Considering
this compound improves energy production and safeguards cells against
stress or damage, it can be reasonably assumed that increasing CoQ10
intake will be beneficial for a wide variety of goals or individuals2.
What Benefits Could I Expect?
to CoQ10's ability to increase the production of ATP, our body's main
energy source, and act as an antioxidant, benefits may include:
-Improving Heart (Cardiovascular) Function
-Improving Brain Function
-Improving Lung Function
-Improving Skin Appearance
-Improving Exercise Performance
-Reducing Risk of Cancer
How Should I Take CoQ10?
is a fat-soluble compound, meaning it requires fats to be absorbed by
the body. Due to this, it's recommended to consume CoQ10 alongside a
fat-containing meal in order to improve absorption and therefore
CoQ10 supplements can be consumed at any point in the day, and should be regularly taken to see benefits.