Coenzyme Q10 helps to maintain a healthy heart, muscles, gum tissue and the immune system, all of which have a high-energy requirement, as well as a high antioxidant requirement. It is a vitamin-like substance found in all parts of the body whose actions resemble those of vitamin E. There are ten common substances designated coenzyme Qs, but coenzyme Q10 is the only one found in human tissue. This substance plays a critical role in the production of energy in every cell of the body. It aids circulation, stimulates the immune system, increases tissue oxygenation particularly of the heart as well as helping to prevent periodontal disease, and has vital anti-ageing and energising effects.
Heart muscle cells use fats as their primary source of energy. CoQ10 is required for the metabolism of fatty acids within the cell's mitochondria. The energy produced is used by the heart muscle tissue for the mechanical pumping action, which ensures effective circulation of the blood through the vascular system. The amount of coenzyme Q10 present in the body declines with age, so it should be supplemented in the diet especially for people who are over the age of 50 or on statins since these block the formation of this crucial enzyme.
CoEnzyme Q10 also prevents the oxygenation of cholesterol. When cholesterol oxidises, the result is deposition of it onto the arteries which potentially leads to cardiovascular concerns including elevated blood pressure.
CoEnzyme Q10 helps to oxygenate all the muscle tissues of the body including the gums. This property helps to prevent the anaerobic bacteria, that thrive in the pockets of gum tissues, from thriving and causing gum destruction. The recommended dose of 100mg prevents the loose teeth syndrome and gum tissue destruction.
Signs of Coenzyme Q10 deficiency: Periodontal disease, diabetes, muscular dystrophy.
One capsule daily.