Extra Energy to Burn
Coenzyme Q10 is essential to our cellsâ€™ ability to manufacture adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP), which is our bodiesâ€™ energy currency. Since the discovery of coenzyme Q10 in 1957, ongoing research has demonstrated the importance of this powerful antioxidant in boosting energy, slowing the development of age related diseases, and even combating gum disease.
Co Q10 is found in many foods, including beef, sardines, and broccoli. However, it is very fragile and easily destroyed by heat. The body manufactures a significant amount of Co Q10 when weâ€™re young, but this production declines with age. Because the heart is one of the biggest energy consumers in the human body, depleted levels of this energy-producing nutrient may be connected with declining heart health. Studies show that many people of middle age and older have Co Q10 deficiencies.
How it Helps
Over 100 studies have shown that Co Q10 supplements can be helpful to people with high blood pressure and heart problems, or people who are at risk of developing heart problems. In Japan, where extensive research on Co Q10 has taken place, it is regularly prescribed for heart patients. In Texas, several studies have demonstrated that as little as 30 mg of Co Q10 daily can help heart patients by increasing volume of blood pumped, improving heart stamina, and diminishing shortness of breath.