Did you know that Q10 not only fights against premature ageing but supports the whole body? Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant enzyme that promotes energy production, boosts the immune system and ensures the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system. In the following post, we will take a closer look at Q10!
What is coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10, or ubiquinone, is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like antioxidant enzyme present in the body that has several responsible roles. Among many things, Q10 supports heart health, participates in the production of cell energy and helps to inhibit a variety of oxidative processes, including both oxidative stress and premature ageing. Q10 also protects mitochondria from oxidation and helps to convert food into energy. Coenzyme Q10 can also be produced independently by our body and is synthesised in the liver. The liver’s ability to synthesise Q10 is at its highest between 19 and 25 years of age, after which the body’s natural ability to synthesise the coenzyme gradually declines.
A powerful antioxidant for comprehensive health support
Due to its powerful antioxidant properties, coenzyme Q10 provides the body with versatile support, supporting the body’s immune function and increasing its resistance to stress and various diseases.
Q10 also allows to:
- improve memory;
- increase fertility;
- increase concentration and physical endurance;
- strengthen the heart muscles;
- inhibit ageing processes;
- prevent fatigue and tiredness;
- protect the body against cell damage caused by free radicals;
- reduce the toxic effects of medicines;
- increase energy levels.
But what happens when Q10 supply in the body decreases?
When the synthesis of Q10 in the body is insufficient, energy production is reduced, which can lead to fatigue and tiredness. Insufficient levels of the coenzyme in the body can also lower the body’s immune defences, making the body more susceptible to pathogens. Similarly, persistently low levels of Q10 can lead to gum disease and an increased risk of developing tumours and nervous system diseases such as dementia.
What causes low Q10 and how to prevent it?
Depletion of Q10 is contributed by fatigue and stress, by some diseases (e.g. high cholesterol, alcoholism, small bowel disease), long-term medication, B-group vitamin deficiency, and a consistently unhealthy and fatty diet. Q10 levels in the body also begin to decline after the age of 25, which may lead to the need to support the body with a high-quality dietary supplement to keep Q10 body stores replenished. A healthy diet, including enriching the menu with Q10-containing foods, is also helpful.
What should be added to the menu to get Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is abundant in raw plant foods such as spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, oranges, strawberries, lentils, peanuts and soya beans. Among animal products, trout, salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring, pork, beef, chicken and organs such as liver, heart and kidneys are rich in coenzyme.
It is recommended to consider the use of a dietary supplement in the following cases:
- increased and prolonged physical and mental stress (persistent fatigue and stress);
- prolonged use of medication;
- B-group vitamin deficiency;
- recovery from disease;
- the presence of some diseases (e.g. cardiomyopathy, small bowel disease);
- ageing (Q10 synthesis in the body starts to decline after the age of 25).
Coenzyme Q10 can also provide support for the following health conditions:
- high blood pressure;
- premature ageing;
- autoimmune diseases;
- weakened immunity;
- cold feet and hands;
- high cholesterol;
- heart failure;
- neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
What is the daily norm for Q10?
The usual daily dose of coenzyme Q10 for adults is considered to be 30-60 mg, while a therapeutic dose is considered to be 100-200 mg. However, before taking therapeutic doses, it is strongly recommended to consult a specialist and to confirm the enzyme deficiency by a blood test. The effects of Q10 start to be felt after 2-4 weeks of use. If you suspect that your body’s Q10 levels may also be below normal, be sure to check your suspicions and if necessary take appropriate steps to stabilise your enzyme levels.
High-quality Q10 drops are waiting for you in Centralsun online shop
Available in the form of liquid drops, the high quality coenzyme Q10 has established itself in our range of supplements. It is a recognised UK brand product, which has undergone thorough quality control and received FDA approval. Epigenetics Coenzyme Q10, sold in the Centralsun online shop, is packaged in a special dark glass bottle with a pipette for convenient use.
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