a complex organic compound also known as ubiquinone, is produced naturally
in all plants and animals. It is an essential nutrient that supplies the
biochemical â€œsparkâ€ that creates cellular energy.
does this mean? It means that Co-Q10 is critical to the production
of energy within each cell in the human body.
spark is especially important to athletes, active lifestyle and fitness
enthusiasts who have an interest in ATP production as well as
recovery. Hereâ€™s why:
as with all enzymes consists of two partsâ€”a protein and either a mineral or
vitamin. When coupled with a vitamin, it is referred to as a co-enzyme.
Co-Enzyme Q10 serves a catalyst in several chemical reactions that lead to the production of
energyâ€”in this case, ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate).
is critical for athletes and fitness enthusiasts to constantly replenish their
ATP supply. The ability of the human body to manufacture its own Co-Q10
can decrease with age. Without it, muscles, nerve impulses and body organ
activities may slow down.
Co-Q10 has been shown to:
â€¢ Help in fat loss programs as it helps stimulate the bodyâ€™s
â€¢ Help in cell respiration, electron transfer, ATP production,
control of oxidation reactions
â€¢ Play a key role in treatment of cardiovascular illnesses,
including congestive heart failure.
and Statin Drugs
40 million people will be taking Lipitor this year in the United States
alone, with an additional 20 million taking other types of statin drugs (known
as HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors) to help lower cholesterol. Most of
these people will be over 50 years of age and few will be on supplemental Co
has caused some controversy within the medical community, itself. While
statin drugs are successful at inhibiting cholesterol production, they are
equally successful at inhibiting the bodyâ€™s production of necessary Co Q-10â€”as
well as other important biochemical processes. To some, this deficiency
is particularly alarming.
effects of Co-Q10 deficiency include muscle wasting leading to weakness, severe
back pain, heart failure (the heart is a muscle), neuropathy and inflammation
of the tendons and ligaments, often leading to rupture.
taking statin drugs should consult with their physicians regarding the
potential benefits of Co-Q10 supplementation as well as appropriate dosage.