What is Coenzyme Q10?
COENZYME Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that your body produces naturally. Your cells use CoQ10 for growth and maintenance — levels of CoQ10 in your body decrease as you age.
BENEFITS OF COQ10
helps improve heart health
reduces the effects of aging
helps blood sugar regulation
protects cell membranes and plasma lipoproteins
Coenzyme Q-10 (also referred to as co-enzyme Q, CoQ ubiquinone) is a lipid-soluble antioxidant that is produced in all living animals. It is made up of a benzoquinone ring and a polyisoprenoid tail. Both components are made up of approximately 6-10 subunits that are responsible for offering stability, and they are specific to different species of animals. Coenzyme Q is also located in the inner membrane of the mitochondria, and it plays a crucial role in the mitochondrial electron transport chain. Its main activity is based on the complexes I and II, where it is a structural component and is also responsible for the transportation of electrons from both complexes to complex III for the provision of energy.
Coenzyme Q plays different roles in the body, and recent research studies have shown that it has multiple health benefits. It plays a vital role in the protection of cell membranes and plasma lipoproteins due to its antioxidant protection.
There are multiple health benefits associated with the ubiquinone. For example, it is found to be deficient in people with cardiovascular conditions. Supplementation using coenzyme Q has been proven to improve the health conditions of the affected individuals. Coenzyme Q-10 regulates an individual’s lifespan through control of the aging process. It has been used in the management of old age conditions that may affect longevity, such as those of the liver and kidney.
Coenzyme Q-10 is present in all animals and has multiple health benefits, and human beings should ensure it is maintained at its normal range at all times
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