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Coenzyme Q10

CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is an antioxidant that is naturally produced in the body. Naturally produced CoQ10 is needed for growth and energy and protects the body against oxidative stress. CoQ10 production declines with age but levels can be boosted through supplements and foods such as eggs, fish, organ meat, poultry, and nuts.  

Types of CoQ10

There are two main forms of CoQ10: ubiquinone and ubiquinol. The latter is the active form of CoQ10 and is partially converted into ubiquinone. Many CoQ10 supplements contain both forms and may increase energy levels and have anti-inflammatory effects in the body*. (1,2) CoQ10 is a fat-soluble antioxidant, taking supplements with meals can help to improve absorption. 

Heart health: Studies have found that lower levels of CoQ10 are often present in people with heart disease. CoQ10 helps to lower blood pressure and improve symptoms relating to congestive heart failure* (3, 4). It may be involved in keeping blood vessels healthy.*

Coenzyme Q10

Some studies have shown that CoQ10 may reduce the frequency of migraine attacks; although it’s not certain whether severity and length of attacks are also improved* (5).

Oxidative stress can cause difficulty in conceiving and is a leading cause of infertility in both men and women. CoQ10 supplements may be associated with reducing oxidative stress and improving sperm count, motility, and density*.(6

CoQ10 may boost physical performance and post-exercise recovery* (7).  

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Disclaimers:

You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products.   *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References:

  1.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26526835 
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29577973 
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26935713 
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26512330 
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30727862 
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22704112 
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2315638 
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