Coenzyme Q10 is a lipid-type structure with vitamin-like activity. Various types of coenzyme species (otherwise known as ubiquinones) exist, but the one found naturally occurring in all human cells is CoQ10. CoQ10 is made in the body, but production falls off as we get older. CoQ10 is also found in foods (especially meat), but cooking and processing methods tend to destroy it.
CoQ10 functions at a very fundamental biochemical level as a carrier in the "electron transport" chain. This chain is the final stage in the vastly complex process of energy production from food, and results in the formation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which is the immediate energy currency of each and every cell.
The Japanese have been using supplemental coenzyme Q for many years. It was first used on a case by case basis in 1963, but not until 1974 was pure coenzyme Q obtained in large enough quantities for the Japanese to initiate organised trials on patients. However by 1982, coenzyme Q had reached a level of consumption in Japan close to that of the top five drugs.
- Coenzyme Q10 is essential for the generation of energy
- Coenzyme Q10 is a critical antioxidant that works synergistically with vitamin E
- Use to support cardiovascular health
- Recommended for the very active and those taking statin drugs, which deplete body levels of coenzyme Q10
- Free From Hydrogenated fat; animal substances; artificial preservatives, colours and flavours; added starch, sucrose, lactose or salt; yeast, wheat or gluten
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
One tablet daily with food provides:
Coenzyme Q10 30mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex 100mg
Di-calcium phosphate (filler and binder)
Microcrystalline cellulose (filler and binder)
Magnesium stearate (lubricant)
One tablet a day with food