- CoQ10 concentrations naturally diminish with age and deficiency has been associated with certain health concerns; the bodys ability to synthesize normal amounts of CoQ10 is inhibited by one class of cholesterol-lowering drugs
- CoQ10 is a fat-soluble coenzyme, which is a substance that is necessary to, or supports the action of an enzyme
- CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant that is known to scavenge oxygen radicals in the mitochondria during oxidative phosphorylation
- CoQ10 is essential for the production of energy in every cell of the human body
- CoQ10 is a component of the electron-transport that is required to manufacture adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
- CoQ10 is known as ubiquinone, a substance that is similar in structure to a vitamin and is found mainly in mitochondria throughout the body
- CoQ10 resides in the membranes of the cells mitochondria
- Enhances traditional support of cardiovascular health
- Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
- Helps maintain heart muscle strength
- Helps maintain normal blood pressure
- Promotes/boosts the immune system
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Promotes gum health
- Promotes head comfort
- Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- Provides antioxidant protection for the cardiovascular system
- Studies have found CoQ10 deficiencies in overweight people
- Supports/Helps maintain brain health
- Vital for ATP production and supports muscle endurance
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQSol-CF) 102 mg
Coenzyme Q10 belongs to a family of substances called ubiquinones and is a water-insoluble, wax-like substance that is part of the respiratory chain. Since it is a coenzyme, it is necessary to support the action of an enzyme, and it has a similar structure to vitamin K. CoQ10 is found in each of the 50-75 trillion cells throughout the body, except for mature red blood cells. It has a multitude of health benefits at the cellular level, in the cardiovascular system and with the bodys metabolism. It serves to revitalize and energize the bodys cells and immune system and contributes to increases in stamina and endurance by fueling the bodys energy production (ATP) cycle. It is beneficial to the cardiovascular system because it helps to protect the heart, maintain normal blood pressure, and promotes mental alertness and brain activity.*
The mechanism of action of supplemental coenzyme Q10 has yet to be clarified and is a matter of much speculation. However, much is known about the biochemistry of CoQ10. Coenzyme Q10 is a two-part compound that is composed of a long, fat-soluble isoprenoid tail that anchors the molecule in the inner membrane of the mitochondria, and quinine that is capable of accepting and transferring electrons through a portion of the respiratory chain. The Q stands for quinine and the 10 stands for the number of isoprenoid units in the tail portion of the molecule. It is synthesized in the cells, and is involved in electron transport and energy production in mitochondria. In the cellular system, it functions to generate energy from oxygen, in the form of ATP, for bodily processes. It serves as a free radical scavenger and an antioxidant. The antioxidant activity in the mitochondria and cell membranes promotes the stability and health of lipid membranes. Combining CoQ10 with vitamin E generates a synergistic antioxidant effect on lipoprotein and spares the vitamin E.*
Coenzyme Q10 can be found in spinach, broccoli, nuts, soy, organ and muscle meats, and fish. In 1977, a Japanese company succeeded in synthesizing coenzyme Q10, which made the nutrient available to the world. CoQ10 is absorbed in the small intestine and a steady-state concentration can be attained in the body in five to six weeks. In the body, it is found in the highest concentration in the cells of the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. The liver produces small amounts of CoQ10, and then it is distributed to the rest of the body.
Vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopherol): 200 IU
The most valuable sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E (about two thirds of the RDA in ¼ cup) and there are trace amounts in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is available in a natural or synthetic form. In most cases, the natural and synthetic forms are identical except the natural form of vitamin E is better absorbed and retained in the body. The natural form of alpha-tocopherol is known as “”d-alpha tocopherol.”” The synthetic “”dl-“” form is the most common form found in dietary supplements. For those individuals watching their dietary fat consumption, which is relatively common in the world of dieting, vitamin E intake is likely to be low, due to a reduced intake of foods with high fat content.*
The main health benefit of supplemental vitamin E comes from its immune-boosting antioxidant activity. It also promotes the normal healing of wounds and is known to promote cardiovascular health. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body. Vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radical damage.*
What type of vitamin E is in nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced CoQ10?
The natural form of vitamin E, d-Alpha-Tocopherol, is in nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced CoQ10. It is far superior to synthetic in terms of retention in the body and absorption.
If my body makes CoQ10, why should I take a supplement?
When you are young, your body can produce adequate levels of CoQ10. However, as you get older, your cells do not produce enough of the energy they need to function well. Supplementation of CoQ10 has been shown to raise blood levels of this co-enzyme when the bodys ability to synthesize it begins to decrease.
What is the recommended serving size of nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced Coenzyme Q10?
nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced Coenzyme Q10 has been used in maintenance servings of 30-60 mg, but can go up to 100 mg or more.
Is there a certain time I should take nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced Coenzyme Q10?
nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced Coenzyme Q10 should be taken with a meal containing some fat. However, taking it in combination with soy or vegetable oil substantially enhances it absorption.
Is it okay to take a nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced Coenzyme Q10supplement while pregnant or nursing?
No. The safety of coenzyme Q10 has not been established in pregnancy and lactation.
Is it safe to take nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced Coenzyme Q10?
Yes, it is safe to take nutraMetrix Heart Health Advanced Coenzyme Q10; it does not produce any toxic side effects when ingested by humans or animals. It is listed in the 42nd edition of the Physicians Desk Reference as replacement therapy for a nutrient, and no adverse reactions are listed.