Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10

So many chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, AIDS, and other are said to respond to Coenzyme Q10, which is a less known nutrient that would make a great difference to the human health.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is also known in the name of ubiquinone – a name that indicates its ubiquitous distributions in many parts of the human body. The Coenzyme Q10 is basically applied by the body to convert the food that we eat into adenosine triphosphate or ATP, which is the power or the energy on which the body functions.

Coenzyme Q10 is such a potent antioxidant that is believed to shield the human body from altered oxygen compounds known as free radicals which may cause some serious disorders and may destroy the essential tissues. Aside from that, Coenzyme Q10 is also responsible for preserving vitamin E, which is mainly the primary antioxidant of cell membranes and blood cholesterol.

Due to some findings about the various health benefits of Coenzyme Q10, the nutrient’s supplementation has also been widely examined as a means to develop the physical endurance for the main reason that this powerful nutrient has some effects on the energy production. However, there are some researches that do not agree with such claim. They maintained that Coenzyme Q10 does not really improve athletic performance. And in some other studies, it has been demonstrated that there is actually no difference in the Coenzyme Q10 that are present in muscles or blood from those patients who are affected with fibromyalgia compared with the healthy individuals.

In addition, since Coenzyme Q10 was found out to have a vital role in the production of energy, this nutrient has been studied by some experts for its function in the infertile men. For that, it is greatly reported from some preliminary researches that the Coenzyme Q10 supplementation greatly enhance the sperm counts in a group of infertile men.

Some other studies have shown that Coenzyme Q10 has some value for treating periodontal or gum disease. In fact, it has been reported that those who are given with the nutrient’s supplementation obtain much better results than those who are given with placebo as a treatment. Aside from that, the role of this nutrient to the production of energy is associated to how the human body applies carbohydrates, and so it is found out that Coenzyme Q10 has some potential for reducing the risk of diabetes.

Similar improvements have been noticed in those who have congestive heart failure; cardiomyopathies, which is a group of disorders affecting the heart muscle; heart arrhythmias; angina; Alzheimer’s disease; breast cancer; and hypertension.

In terms of the deficiency of Coenzyme Q10, it is interesting to know that in this sense, deficiency is poorly understood. However, a deficiency for this nutrient may be a cause of the synthesis problems in the body and not basically of insufficient diet.

It is then interesting to know that all forms, but not all, of Coenzyme Q10 may be best for a great health. However, most of the experts suggest the fat soluble form of Coenzyme Q10 since it is absorbed better than the Coenzyme Q10 in powder or granular form.

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