A fat soluble, vitamin-like compound that is naturally present in most human cells. It is normally produced in the body, however, deficiencies can occur if there is impaired CoQ10 biosynthesis due to metabolic disorders, as well as not getting enough from your diet. Since the heart and liver have high energy requirements on a daily basis, they have the highest CoQ10 concentrations.
According to researchers, CoQ10 reduces the accumulation of oxidized fats in blood vessels, eases high blood pressure and regulates the rhythm of the heart. The quantity of CoQ10 present in the body decreases as a person ages, therefore supplementation in the diet is beneficial, particularly for people over the age of 50. It is recommended to take CoQ10 supplements daily with oily or fatty foods, such as fish or fish oil supplements, to enhance absorption. For doses above 100mg, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Co-Enzyme Q10 is widely used to:
Dosage: 10 mg
I used to take this three times a day because it's only 10 mg. But since I started taking Swiss' Omega 3, I now take CoQ10 only once a day because Swiss Omega 3 has a built-in CoQ10.
I take this supplement because I read that if we're on medications or as we grow older, our bodies' production of CoQ10 is depleted.