Coenzyme Q10 30mg x 30 Capsules (Discontinued)
- Vegetarian product
Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, is a critical metabolite in the production of cellular energy. CoQ10 is a true coenzyme and an essential component of the mitochondria. Mitochondria produce ATP (the body's chemical energy currency) by way of their electron transport chains. CoQ10 plays a crucial role at the core of the electron transport chain. CoQ10 is also a crucial fat-soluble antioxidant.
Why support with CoQ10?
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is essential for the health of our cells, tissues and organs. It belongs to a family of lipid soluble ubiquinones, present throughout the body, and occurring in the cells of all plants and animals. Among the coenzyme Q compounds that exist in nature, coenzyme Q10 is the predominant form found in humans. It is most concentrated in cells of the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. The body’s production of CoQ10 peaks around age 20 and then declines. For many decades, supplemental CoQ10 has been used throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States for its support of cellular energy, antioxidant function and cardiovascular health.
CoQ10 plays an essential role in the mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC), the major metabolic pathway for making energy in every cell of the body. The ETC is the third step in the process of cellular respiration, following glycolysis and the Krebs cycle, the step where most of the energy locked in the original glucose molecule is released. The ETC is a “bucket brigade” of electron-carrying proteins located in the inner membrane of the mitochondria, which transfer electrons from one to another down the chain. This eventually produces water and a gradient through which ATP, our cellular energy currency, is made. CoQ10 functions as an electron carrier in the ETC, linking the various enzymes of the chain. Every pair of electrons processed by the chain must first interact with CoQ10, making the production of ATP dependent on sufficient levels of CoQ10 in the mitochondrial membrane.
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Cautions & Contraindications
Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped and stored out of reach of children.
Directions for use
As a food supplement, 2 capsules daily.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) Source)
Ingredients: Ascorbic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose (E460i), Coenzyme Q10, L-leucine. Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (E464).
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Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.