CoQ10 is recognized for it significant role in the electron transport chain as well as being one of the most vital antioxidants. It is found in the mitochondria, the energy-producing center or “powerhouse” of the cells. It plays a central role in cellular energy metabolism that produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency for muscle contraction and other cellular functions. Organs with high-energy demands, such as the heart and liver, have the highest concentrations of Coq10. Individuals who may benefit from CoQ10 supplementation include: the elderly, dyslipidemia, liver disease, mitochondrial disorders, heart conditions, genetic CoQ10 deficiencies, and those with exercise intolerance.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a nutrient that performs important functions throughout the body. It is particularly critical for the health of hardworking organs like the heart, liver, pancreas, and kidneys. The mitochondria—our body’s microscopic “power plants”—require CoQ10 to create energy. Our bodies naturally produce CoQ10, but certain conditions and medications increase our need for higher levels than our bodies can provide. It is difficult to obtain CoQ10 from foods, since the richest sources—organ meats—are not commonly eaten, and we would have to consume staggering amounts of other foods to meet our needs.
The two most important roles CoQ10 plays are in energy generation and antioxidant function. CoQ10 occurs in two different forms, ubiquinone and ubiquinol, to perform these functions. Our bodies convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol and recycle it back again. In fact, we need to convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol before it can be used in our cells. However, several things—such as aging, heart disease, and some medications—can interfere with this process, thereby increasing the need for supplementation.
Why choose our Essential CoQ100 formulation?
Essential CoQ100 softgels contain CoQ10 as ubiquinol, the more readily absorbed and more biologically active form that serves as an antioxidant and helps scavenge the free radicals implicated in some of the effects of aging and physical degeneration. Ubiquinol is also helpful for recycling other antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C. Moreover, the antioxidant effects of ubiquinol are more powerful than many other nutrients associated with this property, such as vitamin E and beta-carotene.
As a dietary supplement, take one softgel per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner. • For optimal absorption, this product is best taken with a meal.