Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10) Powder
Coenzyme Q10 is specifically responsible for synthesizing Adenosine Triphosphate, a molecule that acts as the major energy source for each individual cell. It does this by jump-starting many different biological processes including an increased rate of protein production as well as muscle contraction. It is this Adenosine Triphosphate, coming from Coenzyme Q10, which is directly responsible for acting as a coenzyme for mitochondrial enzyme complexes, thus creating energy for the cell.
Oddly enough, reindeer is one of the largest sources of Coenzyme Q10 with other meat products such as oily fish and pork coming up behind it. As few as one hundred different foods can provide Coenzyme Q10, however the ones that are found in most common diets contain far less than what would constitute a proper single serving of Coenzyme Q10.
Health Benefits Provided By Coenzyme Q10
In addition to acting indirectly as an energy source for every cell in the body, it also can provide services as an antioxidant in neutralizing harmful free radicals. Past age thirty though, the amount of Coenzyme Q10 in the body begins a sharp decline which causes the body to be more susceptible to damage from these harmful molecules. Coenzyme Q10 works an immune system strengthener, and as a coenzyme for various other types of enzymes that provide many different services for the body at a cellular level.
Unlike other supplements, Coenzyme Q10 can actually be taken both as a dietary supplement and also as a topical rub in order for the intended effects to be experienced.
Without Coenzyme Q10, the mitochondria in each cell would find it very difficult to correctly or efficiently process cholesterol and fat. It also provides a helpful service of increasing levels of blood and oxygen to be used by the heart. When Coenzyme Q10 is taken as a supplement, it is best to also supplement Vitamin E, C, or both at the same time along with it as these will both have the effect of optimizing the supplement's overall performance.
Supplement FactsServing size: 200 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) 200mg||*|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn or additives.
As a dietary supplement, take 50mg to 200mg depending on individual needs, or as directed by physician.
Serving Size & Timing
The suggested serving size of Coenzyme Q10 is anywhere from 50mg to 200mg once daily, depending on intended effect. There are individuals with specific health conditions that may benefit from taking higher dosages too, but this possibility should be discussed with a physician. Always measure this product with an accurate gram scale to get the best effects. No person should exceed the maximum limit of 800mg per day.
There are some medications that intrinsically cause a reduction in the body’s overall Coenzyme Q10 content. These include statins (such as Lipitor), anything derived from fibric acid (such as Lopid), beta-blockers (such as Toprol) and antidepressants containing Tricyclin (such as Elavil). Thus, anyone that is on a course of any of these types of medications should consult a doctor before use.
CONCENTRATION OF COENZYME Q10
There are no fillers or additives that have been applied to this product.
COENZYME Q10 SIDE EFFECTS
In the USA, Coenzyme Q10 is considered a natural supplement. However, in many other countries, it is considered a prescription drug due to its potency. Coenzyme Q10 can be found in many different products such as gel capsules, skin creams, and tablets.
Coenzyme Q10 is considered nontoxic and typically results in no serious side effects. However, it has been known to interact with other drugs, particularly blood pressure medication. Anyone that is on blood thinners and is considering taking this supplement should consult a medical professional beforehand.
Coenzyme Q10 has hydrophobic properties, making it a challenge for the body to successfully absorb. It is best to allow the powder to absorb into fatty foods or oils before consumption. Good substitutes include olive oil, peanut butter and especially coconut oil. There are also gel caps that can be purchased, which include Coenzyme Q10 that has been pre-dissolved in oil. However, this is not always considered as effective.
As a small tip, it might be beneficial to dissolve about 25 grams of Coenzyme Q10 in about 16 fluid ounces of coconut oil at a time, and then save this mixture for later. It can be used as a spread once it cools, or it can be applied in many other ways. Do not take more than one teaspoon of this mixture per day. If used sparingly, this technique could last up to 6 months.
Coenzyme Q10 requires special storage due to its high susceptibility to oxidation. If it is left in contact with the air for too long, it will begin to turn colors from bright orange to dull brown, losing its potency. Even if kept in airtight containers, it will eventually be broken down if the container is accessed on a daily basis. This makes the coconut oil dissolving option the most effective method for preservation of Coenzyme Q10, as coconut oil contains antioxidants which help to preserve the Coenzyme Q10.
This product comes with resealable bags which must be sealed once again immediately after use. There should be as little air as possible present in the bag of Coenzyme Q10 powder when it is fully sealed. Also, it is best not to keep more than 25g of Coenzyme Q10 in a single bag.
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There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
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