CoenzymeQ10 (CoQ10) is found in the mitochondria, where energy is made. Hundreds of mitochondria are present in each cell. CoQ10 is found in the highest concentration in “high energy” organs such as the brain, heart, muscles, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Additionally, CoQ10 is an important antioxidant and is recommended to support immune system, heart, liver, and gum tissue functions.
For instance, CoQ10 is recommended for:*
- Periodontal health*
- Recurrent or persistent mouth and gum concerns*
- Enhanced energy production for a healthy immune response*
- Cardiovascular support*
- Carbohydrate metabolism*
- Oxygen utilization*
- Increased circulation, physical energy and stamina*
- Liver support and detoxification processes*
- Geriatric patients because levels of CoQ10 in the body decline with age*
Healthy individuals who consume a well-balanced Mediterranean type of diet are able to synthesize CoQ10. Unhealthy individuals, those on cholesterol lowering medications, hypertensive medication, and those consuming an inadequate diet may not synthesize COQ10 in sufficient quantities. Furthermore, many medications including statins have been shown to inhibit COQ10 production, leading to adverse drug reactions including fatigue, muscle pain, muscle loss and memory loss. It is especially recommended to supplement with COQ10 per day for any individual taking cholesterol, anti-hypertensive, or cardiovascular medications.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.