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Friday, July 10, 2015

Supplement : Coenzyme Q10 (also known as CoQ10)



Coenzyme Q10 (also known as CoQ10) is a vitamin-like compound that aids in the production of 95% of the body’s energy. That’s because it’s found primarily in our mitochondria – small organelles that act as the powerhouse of a cell. The highest concentrations of CoQ10 are where we need the most energy – your heart, liver and kidney.

CoQ10’s energy generation makes it vital to heart health, while its powerful antioxidant properties add yet another layer of protection in maintaining a healthy heart. Together with Vitamin E, CoQ10 also fights damaging free radicals.


About CoQ10:
  • Found throughout the body, but concentrated in the heart, CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that helps support heart muscle strength. For even more advanced heart health support 400 mg is recommended.
  • It also helps to increase antioxidants in the body by having a "sparing" effect on vitamin E. CoQ10 works with vitamin E to fight free-radical damage and help the body resist potential health concerns.
  • Clinically shown to support heart function. CoQ10 is a coenzyme critical to the synthesis of ATP (energy) that is essential for efficient heart performance. Levels of ATP decrease with age and with statin drug therapy, in which case, CoQ10 supplementation is especially important.
  • Certain cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) can deplete blood CoQ10 levels. Supplementation is often recommended for people at risk for heart disease, or for those who currently have heart complications. Nature Made CoQ10 daily supplements can help maintain and restore optimal CoQ10 levels for a healthier heart.