Co Q10, also known as ubiquinone, is a powerful fat-soluble anti-oxidant enzyme that is a critical component in the chemical reactions that lead to the production of cellular energy within every cell in the human body.
This vitamin-like nutrient occurs widely in foods, though not always in sufficient amounts.
Sources: almonds, broccoli, hazelnuts, organ meats (offal), rice bran, salmon, sardines, sesame seeds, soy beans
Co Q10 levels decline naturally as human beings age and it may be beneficial for those over 40 years of age to supplement with Co Q10 to maintain optimal health.
Functions of Co Q10: acts as a lipid anti-oxidant, co-factor in several metabolic pathways, in particular oxidative respiration; lowers blood pressure; reduces blood viscosity and fibrinogen levels; improves cardiac bionergetics; normalizes cancer cells; spares depreciation of the body’s vitamin E
Co Q10 plays a key role in energy production and it is essential for all energy-dependent processes, including heart muscle contraction.
The therapeutic uses of Co Q10: for acute hearing loss, Aids, Alzheimer disease, angina, congestive heart failure, chronic fatigue, cervical cancer, diabetes, gastric ulcers, heart failure, medical drug use, etc..
The absorption of Co Q10 is improved when in a base of essential fatty acids, including those found in fish and flax oils.
The dosage of Co Q10 depends on one’s needs. Co Q90 (600mg) has been used for heart support.
The target tissues: * Heart * Liver * Kidney * Pancreas
note: a dosage of 250 mg may cause diarrhea, dizziness, occasional nausea.
Combining Co Q10 with fish oil will be beneficial.
(Coenzyme Q10 is available from Hill End Therapeutic Centre.)