COENZYME Q

FUNCTIONS

Beneficial effects of products rich in Coenzyme Q:
  • Assist in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases;
  • Boost the energy levels;
  • Stabilize the blood sugar;
  • Renew the effect of Vitamin E.
Which indications require products rich in Coenzyme Q?
  • Heart problems such as angina, arrhythmia or high blood pressure;
  • Gum problems;
  • Stomach ulcer;
  • High levels of sugar in the blood;
  • Weakness and fatigue.

THE EFFECT OF STORING, PROCESSING AND COOKING

So far, no researches have been conducted for the effect of storing, processing and cooking of this nutrient.

PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS

The National Academy of Sciences have not established the reference dietary values for the Coenzyme Q intake (DRI), neither the Tolerable Upper Intake Levels.

WHY DO WE NEED PRODUCTS RICH IN COENZYME Q?

Coenzyme Q is extremely important for our health, especially for our heart and blood vessels. Its structure was discovered in 1957 and since then more than 5000 studies have been published. In many living beings, Coenzyme Q is created by the same chemical trails as the vitamins E, K and the folic acid. Although the human body cannot produce the abovementioned vitamins, it is considered that Coenzyme Q can. Coenzyme Q, also known as ubiquinone, can have the number 10 in its name. Number 10 indicates a specific proportion of its structure.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF THE COENZYME Q ON THE HEALTH

Stimulates the energy production

Coenzyme Q is in the center of the cellular energy production. Mitochondria, special organelles in our cells, take over the fats, carbohydrates and proteins, and transform them in useful energy. This process requires the presence of Coenzyme Q. In the heart cells this process of energy conversion can be a matter of life and death, and that is why Coenzyme Q is so important for our health.

Cells protection

CoQ10 is well-established as a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radical damage to cells and DNA. Taking Coenzyme Q supplements daily, reduces the risk of cell membranes damaging for 95%.

WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR COENZYME Q DEFFICIENCY AND ITS SYMPTOMS?

There are not any studies which describe the symptoms of Coenzyme Q deficiency. But clearly the lack of Coenzyme Q is associated with different heart diseases such as arrhythmia, angina, heart attack, high blood pressure, mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis and congestive heart failure. The Coenzyme Q deficiency can also cause difficulties in regulating blood sugar, gum problems and stomach ulcer. Certain medicines such as statins and beta-blockers can cause Coenzyme Q insufficiency.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO OVERDOSE WITH COENZYME Q?

It is impossible to ingest 100 mg Coenzyme Q with the food, which is considered to be the initial stage of the cycle of toxicity. The National Academy of Sciences have not established the Tolerable Upper Intake Levels yet.

Sources of Coenzyme Q include:
·         Fish
·         Beef liver (and other internal organs)
·         Whole grains sprouts
COENZYME Q