Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance similar to a vitamin.  It is found in every cell of the body, and in fact, your body actually produces CoQ10 – and your cells use it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance.  CoQ10 also functions as an antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules (free radicals).  CoQ10 is naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods, but levels are particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver, and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts.

CoQ10 is important for your body’s daily functions that it is also known as “ubiquinone” because it’s ‘ubiquitous’ in the human body — CoQ10 is actually used by every cell in your body.  For instance, CoQ10 is required for your cells to produce energy, and is an integral part of helping cells take fat and other substances and convert them into usable energy.

CoQ10 has been extensively studied for use as an antioxidant in order to protect cells from free radical damage.  Free radicals are oxygen atoms deficient in electrons that become highly reactive.  This in turn causes potential damage to your tissues and DNA.  It is because of its powerful antioxidant protection that CoQ10 is often recommended for a wide variety of heart-related conditions, such as heart attack, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, which require extra protection from free radical damage.

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» 7 important health benefits of CoQ10

CoQ10 has actually been the subject of thousands of research studies, and in addition to the new finding above that CoQ10 may help reduce the risk of fatty liver in people with obesity, CoQ10 may also:

  1. Help you produce more energy for your cells
  2. Boost your heart health
  3. Act as an antioxidant to protect you from free radicals
  4. Help you reduce the signs of normal aging
  5. Help you maintain blood pressure levels within the normal range
  6. Provide a boost to your immune system
  7. Support your nervous system

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