Coenzyme Q10

We all try to maintain optimum levels of vitamins and minerals in our diet, eating in a healthy and balanced way. However, this is not always possible, and so the easiest way to ensure your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs is to take a supplement. We have a range of supplements available including Coenzyme Q10 to make it simple to manage your levels.

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Coenzyme Q10 Supplements

What Is Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10?

Coenzyme Q10 (also known as CoQ10 or Ubiquinol) is a naturally occurring nutrient, both synthesized by the liver and found in many common foods. This antioxidant is present in every cell in the body but appears in higher concentrations in organs such as the heart or liver, which require more energy to function. Coenzyme Q10's antioxidant function plays a vital role in the metabolism and cell energy production, as well as protecting cells from oxidative damage.

What are the benefits of Coenzyme Q10?

This nutrient offers a variety of benefits and decreasing levels of CoQ10 has been linked to some medical conditions. Coenzyme Q10 is good for heart health, helping to maintain a healthy heart muscle, circulatory system, and the normal state of LDL cholesterol.

There is evidence (WebMD & Drugs.com) that supplementing Coenzyme Q10 has benefits including helping to:

  • Treat Coenzyme Q10 deficiency;
  • Reduce the symptoms of mitochondrial conditions;
  • Lower blood pressure;
  • Treat heart failure;
  • Reduce future cardiac risks;
  • Prevent or treat some side effects of statin medication;
  • Slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease;
  • Slow the progression of Parkinson's disease;
  • Prevent migraines.

Good sources of Coenzyme Q10

Our body will naturally synthesize Coenzyme Q10 in the liver, however, production levels decrease as we age. We can also be deficient in CoQ10 due to various illnesses such as mitochondrial diseases or due to lifestyle factors such as a restricted diet.

This nutrient is found in foods including:

  • Fish;
  • Meat;
  • Vegetable oils

However, the levels found in food are much lower than those in supplements.

Natural Health Plus offers a wide range of vitamin, mineral and nutrient supplements, including Coenzyme Q10. Coq10 is available in a variety of forms including soft gel capsules and multi-nutrient capsules.