Co-enzyme Q10

What is Co Enzyme Q10?

Co Enzyme Q10 also known as CoQ10, Q10, and the technical name Ubiquinone, meaning present everywhere.

CoQ10 is a natural substance found within every cell in the body, this energy producing cell is called the mitochondria. The mitochondria provide the level of energy required to drive muscles and the metabolism, in older individuals these naturally produced levels are much lower. To support your body’s needs this supplement is a great aid and even works as an antioxidant.

This nutrient works by converting food to energy and maintaining energy levels and aiding heart health. CoQ10 can also be found within meat, nuts, oils and fish however this is a much lower concentration.

Why take CoQ10?

It has been suggested through Clinical research that the use of CoQ10 may prevent or treat:

•    Heart disease               
•    Heart failure
•    Chest Pain (Angina)
•    High blood pressure
•    High cholesterol
•    Diabetes
•    Heart damage from chemotherapy
•    Stress
•    Breast cancer
•    Gum disease
•    Huntington’s disease
•    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
•    Lyme disease

Clinical studies also suggest this vitamin is beneficial to individuals suffering with:

•    Immune deficiencies - AIDS
•    Chronic infections  - Yeast infections / Bacteria Infections / Viral Infections
•    Alzheimer’s disease
•    Parkinson’s disease
•    Stroke damage
•    Low exercise tolerance
•    Male infertility
•    Muscular dystrophy
Co-enzyme Q10

What are the side effects of CoQ10?

This vitamin like compound is low risk and has few side effects.

These include:

•    Stomach upset
•    Loss of appetite
•    Nausea
•    Vomiting
•    Diarrhoea
•    Allergic skin rashes
•    Lower blood pressure

If you suffer from low blood pressure it is advised that you monitor your blood pressure carefully, to reduce side effects it may help to divide the daily dose into smaller amounts and take throughout the day.

If you are currently taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions please consult your doctor or consultant, to seek advice before taking any vitamins or supplements.