Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10),also known as ubiquinone or ubiquinol, is a naturally occurring enzyme found in almost every cell in the body, with high concentrations in some of the hardest working organs like the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas.
It helps cells convert food into energy, and is an essential nutrient for the body to perform optimally as cells rely heavily on energy to function.
CoQ10 supports and protects the mitochondria, which are the powerhouses within cells that produce cellular energy.
It also functions as a powerful antioxidant that protects cells and tissues from oxidative stress caused by free radicals, which could lead to inflammation, accelerated ageing and the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
This makes CoQ10 a potentially helpful substance for promoting overall health.
Various studies have shown the health benefits of CoQ10 for improving heart health, fertility, exercise performance and supporting healthy skin and teeth.
Research has also shown its benefits in reducing migraines, lowering blood pressure, balancing blood sugar levels and having a positive influence on the expression of genes related to ageing and age-related diseases.
What’s more, further research has shown that CoQ10 may help protect against cognitive decline and reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
CoQ10 may also play a significant role in boosting the immune system and physical performance as it forms a crucial part of cellular energy metabolism.
It is naturally produced by the body, however there are a few food sources rich in this nutrient, such as fruits, green leafy vegetables, fatty fish (salmon and tuna), organ meats (liver and kidney), eggs, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Most people do not get enough CoQ10 from their diets alone, and the ability of the cells to produce energy declines with age, reducing CoQ10 levels - which could lead to oxidative stress and cell damage. Those who have a deficiency also often experience fatigue and muscle weakness.
CoQ10 has been found to be lower in people with health conditions such as heart disease, obesity or cancer, lifestyle habits such as smoking, and those taking medications such as statins, used to control cholesterol.
Testing for deficiency can be difficult, as blood levels may not always accurately reflect the amount of CoQ10 in tissues and cells. Results may show normal or even high levels in the blood, but deficiency may still occur in the muscles and immune cells.
Supplementing with CoQ10 is safe and shown to improve mitochondrial function, antioxidant defenses, longevity and reduce the risk of age-related diseases.
However, it’s important to choose high-quality supplements with proven bioavailability to ensure safety, efficacy and optimal benefits.
Co-Enzyme Q10 Advanced utilises a first-of-its-kind phytosomal delivery technology called Ubiqsome™, which is scientifically proven through human studies to significantly enhance the absorption of CoQ10 in the body and increase levels within the cells.
Studies conducted on Ubiqsome™ found:
- A 36% increase in CoQ10 concentration in muscle tissue after 30 days, delivered into the cells and not only the bloodstream.
- Improved oral absorption by three-fold after a single dose, making it three times more bioavailable than standard CoQ10.
- Reduced inflammatory markers within 30 days.
- A 64% increase in antioxidant capacity and a 26% reduction in oxidative stress.
- Improved endothelial reactivity (a function of the lining of the blood vessels and an important marker for cardiovascular risk) by 7% two hours after a single dose.
Co-Enzyme Q10 is 100% natural and shown to support mitochondrial function, heart health, fertility, exercise performance, energy production and healthy ageing while promoting the wellbeing and balance of the body.