Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10)

buy-coq10-supplementsWhy is it important?

COQ10 works in the mitochondria (important part of the cell) where it produces cellular energy from the food that we eat

– It is important for energy producing which powers muscles and other parts of the body

– Important for overall heart health


– May support the health of vessel walls

– May reduce headaches and migraines

– Improves sperm motility in men

Where do we get it?

– Healthy bodies produce it naturally

– Supplement form foods: fish, meats, oils from soybean, sesame, and rapeseed (canola)

There is no official Daily Value recommendation.  Take the supplement with a meal containing fat. Suggested 90 to 120 mg of supplemental CoQ10 for; any adult taking statin medications for those with a family history of heart problems; anyone with a risk for cardiovascular disease. “This dosage is also appropriate for otherwise healthy men and women as a preventive measure and to help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system” (Weil, 2012). Deficiency.

– Older aged people can be at risk

– People who use statin drugs (impairs the body’s ability to create COQ10 on its own which is when a supplement is necessary)

– Deficiency has been associated with cardiovascular problems (angina, arrhythmia, heart failure and high blood pressure)

– Problems with blood sugar regulation



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