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Coenzyme Q10 Supplements

Coenzyme Q10 is often abbreviated to CoQ10 and is also known, in its various forms, as ubiquinone, ubqiuinol, ubidecarenone and vitamin Q. Coenzyme Q10 is present in every cell of the body, predominantly in the mitochondria of each cell.

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Coenzyme Q10 Info

Coenzyme Q10 is often abbreviated to CoQ10 and is also known as ubiquinone, ubidecarenone and vitamin Q. Discovered in 1957, CoQ10 is a naturally occurring compound in our bodies that resembles the antioxidant vitamin E in its action, but with even more potential. Coenzyme Q10 is present in every cell of the body, predominantly in the mitochondria of each cell. As heart and liver cells have relatively more mitochondria, these organs contain more CoQ10 than other body tissues.

CoQ10 supplements come in two forms: Ubiquinol, the active antioxidant form or Ubiquinone, which our bodies must convert into ubiquinol. The CoQ10 circulating in the blood is mostly in the ubiquinol form (around 90% in people with good health).

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits

Clinical research has shown that CoQ10 plays a major role in promoting heart health, increasing energy levels, enhancing the immune system, supporting healthy gums, providing antioxidant activity and may even decrease some of the side effects associated with certain prescription drugs. Periodontal gum disease, allergies, bronchial asthma, chronic microbial infections and low sperm motility are all said to benefit from supplementation with coenzyme Q10.

CoQ10 supplementation has also been shown to beneficially support women with breast cancer.

CoQ10 is also showing promise as potential support for those with neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson, ALS and Alzheimer disease.

Coenzyme Q10 Side Effects

Consult a health professional before taking CoQ10 if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Congestive heart failure patients who are taking Coenzyme Q10 should not discontinue taking CoQ10 supplements unless under the supervision of a doctor.

Coenzyme Q10 should not be taken with Warfarin without the advice of a health professional.

Product Reviews

  • Raised good cholesterol by 50%

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    I've been taking this now for 3 months after having a high total cholesterol reading. Im deliberately made no changes to diet or exercise whilst taking this product to see what effect if any it had. While my bad cholesterol level did not increase my good cholesterol went from .99 to 1.41 which effectively put my cholesterol ratio into the normal range. I'll continue to take this for another 3 months to see if my good cholesterol can increase further and potentially start mopping up the bad.

    Anon

    17/07/17

  • Heart Health

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    I take this to support my heart health and diet in which I eat very little of the foods with CoQ10 in it. I think that it assists my energy levels and I really trust Nutra-Life to have easy to swallow and great supplements.

    Tania

    15/07/17

  • A must

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    This product is a must for older folks, as it helps with so many processes in the body. Thankyou Healthpost for your wonderful service.

    Janet

    1/07/17

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