Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential cofactor in the manufacture and utilisation of energy (or ATP) by the cells. It is mainly used by the mitochondrion, a part of the cell responsible for respiration. Heart, liver and skeletal muscle cells have a high requirement for CoQ10. CoQ10 can improve overall energy production and boost the immune system.
CoQ10 also exhibits antioxidant effects, protecting cell membranes from free radical damage and assisting cells natural defence mechanisms. It may also protect cells against the effects of aging caused through free radical damage. Although CoQ10 is synthesised in the body, tissue levels decline with age.
Certain medications such as Statin medication (cholesterol-lowering medication) may deplete CoQ10 levels. Symptoms of CoQ10 depletion include muscle fatigue and tiredness. It is essential that consideration be given to restoring CoQ10 levels as soon as possible in these individuals. Vitamins are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. Always read the label and use as directed.
Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed.
Ingredients in 1 vegetable capsule:
Coenzyme Q10 (naturally produced) 200mg
Also contains: non-GM soybean lecithin and triglycerides.
Warfarin: individuals taking blood-thinning medication such as Warfarin should use CoQ10 under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
Pregnancy and Breast Feeding: Pregnant or lactating women should consult their health professional for additional dosage information.