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CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) (Ubiquinone)

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What is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)?

CoQ10 is actually a compound that is very similar to a vitamin. It is found naturally within the human body, and in actual fact, each and every single cell in your body contains CoQ10. This is because they use it to generate energy which is required for the maintenance and growth of healthy cells. On top of that however, it can also function as a very potent and powerful antioxidant, making it ideal for general health and well-being. It is found naturally in some foods, particularly in offal such as liver, kidney, and heart, but in order for us to consume enough for it to be beneficial, we would need to consume vast quantities of those foods, which could then damage our health.

How does it work?

As mentioned, CoQ10 plays a key role in the production of energy required for the growth and maintenance of cells within our body. Our cells utilize glucose sugars in order to generate energy required by the body to perform various tasks, and it is during this process that CoQ10 really comes into its own, as it plays a key role in this very process. On top of that however, it also functions as a potent and powerful antioxidant, which has been found to help promote general health and well-being by boosting the immune system. When toxins and free radicals invade the body, they can attack our cells and can change them molecularly. Eventually, the cells could turn pre-cancerous, and even cancerous, resulting in cancer. CoQ10 however, helps to eradicate free radicals and toxins from the body, before they have chance to do any real damage to the cells. Because of this, CoQ10 is being hailed as a very beneficial anti-cancer supplement.

What are the main benefits of CoQ10 supplements?

There are many benefits associated with CoQ10, and whilst we can’t examine each one in great detail, we can learn a little more about some of the most prominent benefits associated with this supplement. These include, but are not limited to:

Cancer prevention

As mentioned, CoQ10 functions as a very powerful and potent antioxidant, making it ideal for cancer prevention. Studies have found that individuals with low CoQ10 levels in their blood, are far more likely to develop cancer than individuals with adequate/high levels in their blood.

Boosts the immune system

Another great benefit of CoQ10 is the fact that it helps to boost the immune system, so not only can it help protect you against serious and potentially fatal diseases such as cancer, it can also help protect you against other conditions including cold and flu viruses, and much more besides.

Great for migraine prevention

Anybody who has suffered with a migraine will know just how painful and debilitating they can be, and how awful they can make you feel. Studies have revealed however, that CoQ10 could help to relieve the symptoms of migraines, as well as helping to prevent them altogether. Studies have revealed that CoQ10 could relieve migraine frequency by as much as 27%.

Vital for cellular health function

We are basically made up of billions upon billions of microscopic cells, so obviously ensuring that the cells that we are comprised of, all function correctly and healthily is absolutely essential. As mentioned, CoQ10 plays a key role in the production of energy within the cells, as well as in the formation, growth, and repair, of healthy cells in the process. CoQ10 supplementation therefore, is considered to be highly beneficial.

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Helps protect the heart
  • Helps improve brain health
  • Improves cellular health and function
  • Can help prevent migraines
  • Improves general health and well-being
  • And more...

How and when should it be consumed?

CoQ10 supplements commonly come in capsule form, and for optimal results, experts recommend 3 capsules per day. You should aim for anything from 200mg per day, all the way through to 3000mg per day, depending on what you are consuming the supplement for.

Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules): Adults: 1 Capsule(s) 1 - 3 time(s) per day.

CoQ10 VS Ubiquinol

Although very similar to one another, studies have found that ubiquinol is believed to be easier to absorb than CoQ10, although the effects are far less prolific. The two are from the same family, and are both found naturally within our cells. CoQ10 is more powerful and provides more benefits, whereas Ubiquinol is considered to be easier to absorb.

What can it be stacked with?

CoQ10 is considered beneficial for general health and well-being, so for the ultimate health stack, it can be used in conjunction with an Omega fatty acid supplement, zinc, Vitamin C, and a multi-vitamin.

CoQ10 Ingredients

Per Capsule

Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): Coenzyme Q10 (2,5-Cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione, 2-[(2E,6E,10E,14E,18E,22E,26E,30E,34E)-3,7,11,15,19,23,27,31,35,39-decamethyl-2,6,10,14,18,22,26,30,34,38-tetracontadecaenyl]-5,6-dimethoxy-3-methyl) .......................... 100 Milligrams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin, Brown rice flour.

Potential side effects

Always speak to your doctor before using any new supplement, and discontinue use if you experience any adverse side effects. CoQ10 is not thought to be safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Some common but mild side effects, include:

  • Abnormal breathing
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Dizzy spells
  • Coughing

Cautions and Warnings

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood pressure medication. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners. Migraine prophylaxis: Consult a health care practitioner if migraine frequency increases, and associated nausea and vomiting persist or worsen.

CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) (Ubiquinone) Reviews

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Good product
Damyon S. on 02/10/2016
Saskatoon
Seems to do what one would expect from COQ 10