Coenzyme Q10 was first identified in 1957. At that time it was known as ubiquinone (from the term ubiquitous) because it is found everywhere in nature. Although Co-Q10 is easily obtained in all plant and animal cells, it is not found in optimum levels; therefore supplementation is necessary. It is a catalyst for food metabolism working in conjunction with enzymes, thus the name â€œcoenzymeâ€.
Co-Q10 is essential to energy production and necessary for the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a multifunctional chemical compound necessary for healthy cellular maintenance. Co-Q10 functions in the transfer of energy and oxygen between blood and body cells and also between cell components; in other words it is essential for the bodyâ€™s cells, tissues, and organs. Concentrated amounts are located in cells of the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. Co-Q10 works together with Vitamin E and may protect it from damage. Current research indicates that it may play an important role in prevention of various cardiovascular diseases. In addition, research is being conducted to determine whether Co-Q10 may be useful in supporting healthy immune function.
Our Coenzyme Q10 is available as a 100mg softgel as well as 30mg, 60mg, and 100mg potencies as vegetarian capsules.
Typical daily dosage ranges from 25 â€“ 300 mgs; take 1 capsule daily with a meal.
If you are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care practitioner prior to using this product.
Rare cases of stomach upset, nausea, gas, and diarrhea have been reported from persons taking high doses of Co-Q10. If you experience these symptoms discontinue use, and consult your health practitioner.
If you have any type of cardiovascular disease, consult your health care practitioner before taking Co-Q10.
In some cases, Co-Q10 may affect the dose and activity of the other medications you are taking for health conditions such as cardiovascular disease.