Co-enzyme Q10 (Co-Q10) is a fat soluble, vitamin-like co-enzyme that is found in the energy producing metabolic pathways of virtually all cells of the human body, thus earning Co-Q10 its other name, ubiquinone.
Co-Q10 is critical in generating the synthesis of ATP (or adenosine triphosphate, the energy currency' of all cells). This process takes place in the mitochondria and involves an intricate and complex cascade of enzymatic reactions called the "electron transfer chain". Co-Q10 is also noted for its powerful antioxidant activity, and keeps other antioxidants (e.g. vitamins E and C) in their reduced active states. Co-Q10 also stabilizes cell membranes and platelets.
Doctors have been using Co-Q10 concurrently with standard medication in addressing the symptoms of congestive heart failure for the last four decades. In fact, Co-Q10 has been approved as a drug in Japan for the treatment of congestive heart failure since 1974, with a number of other nations following suite.
Placebo-controlled studies to date with Co-Q10 (including one study conducted in Italy which included 2,664 patients with congestive heart failure) have produced what scientists call `significantly positive results`. These results include diminished levels of fatigue, chest pain, dyspnea and palpitations. Treatment with Co-Q10 was even able to restore normal heart size and function in some of these patients - primarily those whose onset of congestive heart failure was relatively recent.
Studies have also examined the effects of Co-Q10 supplementation as an adjunct to conventional drug therapies for hypertension and other manifestations of cardiovascular disease. A critical point to remember is that Co-Q10 is fat soluble, and that absorption of Co-Q10 has always been a challenge. For this reason it is highly recommended that Co-Q10 be taken with a meal that contains essential fats, such as olive oil or fish.
Applications: Heart Conditions, Periodontal disease, Immune disorders
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Co-Enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone-10) 100 mg
ADULT DOSAGE: Take one to three capsules daily with a fat containing meal, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: CoQ10 may decrease the effectiveness of warfarin; consult a health care practitioner prior to taking this supplement if you are on warfarin.
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