With over 600 published medical papers on Coenzyme Q10, it’s benefits are well established. In the Kitchen Sink, we use the highest quality Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) imported from Japan. We paid $1300 per kg for this ingredient and it is worth every penny. Please take the time to read the information below and do other research on Co Q-10 outside of our website. You will be amazed at the potential health benefits Coenzyme Q-10 offers you.
Coenzyme Q10 is important in protecting the mitochondria where metabolic energy is derived. Since cellular activities are dependent upon energy, coenzyme Q10 is crucial for the functioning of nearly every cell!
Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10
Some really exciting work has been reported by the Life Extension Foundation using the “bioenergetic aging” model. It appears that aging involves breakdown of Mitochondrial DNA causing a decline in vitality. This breakdown has been prevented on laboratory animals using CoQ-10!
Coenzyme Q10 deficiency has been observed in patients with congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, mitral valve prolapse and after coronary revascularization. Coenzyme Q10 is involved in the synthesis of ATP and hence is useful in preventing cellular damage during ischaemia-reperfusion injury. The clinical benefits are mainly due to its ability to improve energy production, antioxidant activity, and membrane stabilizing properties. Several studies showed that coenzyme Q could be useful in patients with congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and in the preservation of myocardium.
Oxidation is an event that occurs continually in the body, causing numerous disease conditions. Oxidation results from the breakdown of oxygen molecules as they combine with other molecules in the body. Such oxidation can be the result of the body’s normal metabolism of the foods we eat, or it can occur in the body as a result of external forces such as exercise, radiation, pollution, alcohol or heavy metal intoxication, infections etc. The resulting free radicals are highly reactive molecules, which interfere with enzymatic reactions and cause disruption of cell membranes and even DNA. Co Q10 has a strong ability to give up electrons quickly and thus acts as a powerful antioxidant against free radicals, and affords protection against LDL oxidation, which is a pivotal step in the cause of atherosclerosis.
Co Q10 keeps other antioxidants (e.g. vitamins E and C) in their active states. For example, as vitamins C and E perform their functions as antioxidants, they themselves become oxidized. Co Q10 recharges them (reduces them) to their active states by accepting electrons.
Generation of Energy
Co Q10 is critical in generating the synthesis of ATP (the energy “currency” of all cells). This process takes place in the mitochondria and involves an intricate and complex cascade of enzymatic reactions called the “electron transfer chain”.
Several other clinical studies indicate an important role for Co Q-10 in preventing Atherosclerosis, improving Brain Function, stabilizing membranes including the platelets, and healing Periodontal Disease.
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