You might have heard a lot about CoQ10 and wondered as we have, what is it and is it important for me? Well, CoQ10 is an amazing vitamin-like substance that is a key component for roughly 95% of all the body’s energy production. Interestingly enough, CoQ10’s active ingredient is named ubiquinone, which is derived from the word, ubiquitious, which literally means “found everywhere”. CoQ10 does it’s major work in the mitochondria – the energy production power plant — of your body’s cells, providing each cell with the energy they need to do their assigned jobs. As one might expect, the highest concentrations of CoQ10 are found in the heart, liver and kidney (which also means that eating animal organs are a great source of CoQ10!).
CoQ10’s key jobs include metabolizing fats and carbohydrates, maintaining cell wall flexibility, helping to create enzymes within the body, and is a powerful antioxidant, which can be positively affect the body’s ability to age gracefully. Studies have shown that CoQ10 can be beneficial for a number of conditions. In studies, those suffering from Congestive Heart Failure have seen a significant decrease in symptoms and the severity of symptoms. There are significant findings that those suffering from Parkinson’s are low in CoQ10, and therefore can benefit from supplementation, especially earlier in the disease stage. The improvements in their overall symptoms were marked, while the improvement in vision was significant!
Due to the fact that it helps nourish your entire body, CoQ10 is also important for your overall cell health. It has been seen to help boost energy levels, decrease the frequency of migraines, and plays helps supports good blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
CoQ10 is best absorbed when taken with a good source of fatty acids because it is a fat-soluble compound. We suggest taking it with either Cod Liver Oil or Omega Balance 3-6-9. We offer two convenient options: Vcaps Ò or powder form. The powder form is the most cost effective and gives you the flexibility to add it to your smoothies! The Vcaps Ò are a great choice for convenience and for those on the go.