The coenzyme CoQ10 may be the single most important nutrient for optimal functioning of your heart.
CoQ10 is a powerful fat-soluble vitamin-like substance present in every cell of your body. CoQ10 by itself is also known as ubiquinone. Your body converts ubiquinone to ubiquinol in order for you to benefit from the form of the nutrient needed to produce cellular energy. CoQ10 serves as a coenzyme for several of the key enzymatic steps in synthesis of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), a substance present in all living cells that provides energy for many metabolic processes on which production of energy within all cells depends.
In its reduced form (ubiquinol), CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant that protects cells from damage by free radicals. It also regenerates other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E. Every cell in your body needs this nutrient in order to produce energy. CoQ10 is found in every major organ, especially the heart, where it serves a dual function:
- Improves the heart muscle's ability to regenerate energy, enhancing mitochondrial function
- Serves as an antioxidant to protect the heart from damage.
Improvement in providing energy to the heart muscle cells contributes to the heart's optimal oxygen and energy utilization.
CoQ10 provides antioxidant protection within all cells of your body. So when your body becomes depleted in CoQ10, there is a serious risk of oxidative damage to tissues throughout your body.
The best whole-food source of CoQ10 is beef, pork and chicken hearts, and chicken livers, with 50mg or more per kilogram. CoQ10 is found in much smaller amounts in fish, oils, nuts, parsley and avacados. We offer a potent supplement, CoQ-Quinol for those needing larger amounts (Stabilized Ubiquinol: 52 mg per 1/4 teaspoon).
CoQ-Quinol is a fully reduced ubiquinol produced through a probiotic fermentation process that brings key nutrients into a super biologically available form:
In addition to helping maintain heart health, supplementation with CoQ-Quinol is being evaluated in the following areas:
- Migraine headaches
- Parkinson's disease
- Improved gingival health
- Relief from cancer treatment side effects