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As you age, actively trying to top up your CoQ10 levels may support better heart health.
5 Benefits of CoQ10
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also known as ubiquinone and ubidecarenone, is a nutrient that we obtain in part through our food but also via synthesis in the liver. It’s touted with numerous uses in the human body, including supporting antioxidant activity, maintaining heart health and the production of energy. The body’s capacity to produce CoQ10 declines with age. We reach our optimal production during our 20s, with a continual decline as we get older. CoQ10 demands may increase during intense exercise and even from some medications. Signs of deficiency include fatigue and muscle pains.
1.Supports Heart Health
CoQ10 is concentrated in muscular tissue, particularly in the heart muscle and supports heart health and healthy cardiovascular function.
2. COQ10 HELPS ENERGY PRODUCTION
CoQ10 plays an important role in a process known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate) synthesis. ATP is one of the most critical substances in cellular energy production. People with low CoQ10 levels may experience fatigue, and increasing CoQ10 levels has over time – been shown to increase energy production and reduce fatigue in these same people. Being an energy co-factor, CoQ10 is especially important for those cells that are most metabolically active, such as the heart, muscles, brain and immune system.
3. COQ10 MIGHT HELP MIGRAINE SUFFERERS
Sandor et al. (2005, supported by MSE Pharmazeutika Germany) study suggests that participants taking 100mg of CoQ10 three times daily significantly reduced migraine frequency when compared to the control group who took a placebo. CoQ10 might reduce the frequency of headaches, and may also make them shorter in duration, and less severe.
5. COQ10 MIGHT HELP EXERCISE PERFORMANCE.
CoQ10 supports energy production and healthy muscle function and is important for those who are physically active (because high levels of physical exertion may increase your requirements for CoQ10). In low levels of this vital nutrient may cause you to experience declining physical performance, fatigue, reduced endurance and muscle aches and pains.