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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 the supplements unless under the supervision of a doctor.

Product Reviews

  • works for me

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    I was finding that my energy levels were very low. CoQ10 helped with that and co-incidentally has helped, I believe, to reduce my weight. On a recent research session for older people I was pleased to find that the pharmacist on the team was OK with my vitamin regime. The medical people had no adverse comment.

    Margarret

    8/08/18

  • Recommended

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    I regularly receive health information (with extensive references) largely out of interest. Their advice is that if you were to take /could afford one supplement only, it should be COQ10 but with ubiquinol. I seem to be maintaining my health and fitness in retirement so hope that this stuff has something to do with it.

    Graham

    21/06/18

  • Satisfied with this product just need larger amount

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    I have been using this product for many years and take a tablet every day. I wish however than it came in packs of 90 to match the amount in the other supplements I take. Is there a chance they would package a larger amount??
    Thanks Eleanor

    Eleanor

    15/06/18

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