Coenzyme Q10 Essay

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You may have heard of Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 but most people don't realize how important this is for our bodies and our lifestyle fitness plans. CoQ10 is in almost every single cell in the human body. This means that it is found in literally billions of cells in the human body and must be for significant reasons. CoQ10 is one of the most important nutrients that your body needs for energy production and it is also one of the most powerful antioxidants available. Unfortunately as we age our bodies have rapidly declining CoQ10 levels. Many things are responsible for depleting CoQ10 levels which include toxins, stress, aging, as well as the statin drugs (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) that Americans take for heart problems and high cholesterol.…show more content…
As an antioxidant CoQ10 can support arterial health by helping to inhibit LDL cholesterol from being oxidized and regenerating Vitamin E for even more antioxidant protection. Its effects on bood pressure have been proven in clinical trials where those taking CoQ10 showed reduced blood pressure readings. With CoQ10 supporting so many arterial and cardiovascular systems it really pays to be proactive by including CoQ10 to prevent heart disease and the possibility of surgery later in life.

CoQ10 can promote many health benefits. Some of the uses for supplemental CoQ10 include diabetes, migraine headaches, gum disease, improved exercise performance, immune disorders, asthma, and neurodegenerative problems. CoQ10 has become very well known for improving cardiovascular health and some studies have looked at CoQ10's impact on the heart and benefits to blood pressure. It is important on so many cellular levels that a decline in CoQ10 will start to effect you in many ways. In fact, researchers have found decreased Coenzyme Q10 levels in 39% of people whose tests showed high blood

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