Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is found in every cell of our body and is the key ingredient in producing 95% of our body’s energy. It is essential for our blood health, heart health, brain health, gum health and immune system.  It is also a powerful anti-oxidant that slows down aging and extends life. Our body naturally produces CoQ10 that we need but the CoQ10 levels begin to decrease after age 30.

Cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) also reduce the liver’s manufacture of CoQ10 by an average of 40%.

 

ESSENTIAL TO THE HEART
A 77 year old person has 57% less CoQ10 in the heart muscle than a 20 year old

CoQ10 helps in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease due to its ability to improve energy production in cells, inhibit blood clot formation and acts as an antioxidant. CoQ10 is approved in Japan for the treatment of congestive heart failure.

 

BOOSTS ENERGY
An adequate level of CoQ10 in the body is essential for the proper muscle functioning and several studies have shown that supplementation with 100-150 mg/day of CoQ10 markedly improves the condition of people suffering from muscular dystrophy.

 

ANTI-OXIDANTS
Normal aging however can result in an even greater reduction in CoQ10 than that caused by statin drugs. The aging process can reduce CoQ10 levels in your heart muscle by 72%.