What is Coenzyme Q10?
A vitamin-like essential nutrient, CoQ10 facilitates energy delivery to metabolic processes in the body. Due to its role in ATP synthesis, CoQ10 affects the function of all cells in the body, making it essential for health of all tissues and organs. It is known to have a beneficial impact on immune performance, cardio performance, and on liver and kidney performance. CoQ10 also provides antioxidant protection against oxidation in the body.
Depletion of CoQ10 can develop in the aging process and is associated with many compromising health conditions. Further reduction can be seen in those taking statin (cholesterol lowering) medications. As CoQ10 has an affinity to those organs with higher energy requirements such as the kidneys, liver and heart, supplementation helps to restore energy and vitality to these tissues and helps in the maintenance of good health.
Natural Factors Coenzyme Q10 100 mg is 100% natural and naturally fermented, consisting only of the natural trans isomer identical to the body’s own CoQ10 for superior effectiveness. This highest grade of CoQ10 is blended in a base of rice bran oil and vitamin E for enhanced absorption.
Which are the benefits of Coenzyme Q10?
CoQ10 is beneficial to the well-functioning of the heart, and this is why it is mostly recommended to patients suffering from: cardiac insufficiency, ischemic heart disease, pectoral angina, heart failure, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure. Also, patients taking synthetic statins for lowering the cholesterol are affected by a side effect of CoQ10 depletion affecting the functioning of the heart. Therefore, if taking synthetic statin medicine, do not forget to supplement with 100-200 mg per day of CoQ10. An alternative to synthetic cholesterol medicine is the natural statin Monacolin K found in our product Cholestatin.
CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant, and when taken in doses of 60-200 mg, it strengthens the immune system by increasing the antibody output.
CoQ10 is also used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.
Latest research also indicates that CoQ10 can benefit people with diabetes or people with high cholesterol.
Studies carried out in the USA demonstrated that CoQ10 supplementation stimulates the activity of macrophages (an immune system component), with antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer properties.
In his studies (published in the “Clinical Investigator” magazine), Dr. K. Folkers reveals that CoQ10 supplementation reverses ageing of the immune system and taken in higher doses of 300-400 mg/day, hinders breast cancer spreading, and even proved to bring about total remission in many patients.
In doses of 60-200 mg/day, CoQ10 strengthens the activity of Natural Killer Cells in their function of hindering / preventing tumor metastasis. When suffering from an infection or cancer, CoQ10 doses of 200-400 mg/day have been recommended.
CoQ10 is better absorbed in the presence of an animal fat, in which case benefic results are really outstanding, especially for patients with heart conditions; taking CoQ10 in association with Omega-3 Wild Salmon Oil or Omega-3 Seal Oil is thus recommended.