Benefit Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ 10 is a vitamin or vitamin like substance. Like other vitamins, it is found naturally in foods. It is found in a wide variety of foods, in fact, but in small amounts. It is also synthesized in all tissues. This synthesis, which is called biosynthesis, is a multistage process which requires at least eight vitamins and several trace elements.

Coenzyme Q10 is fat-soluble. It is present in every cell of the body, and serves as a coenzyme for many of the important enzymatic steps in the production of energy inside the cell. Another function is as an antioxidant which has clinical effects, hence it is important. As mentioned earlier, coenzyme Q10 is present in a wide variety of foods, being present in particularly high amounts in organ meats such as heart, kidney and liver as well as in beef, oil, sardines, soy, peanuts and mackerel. The body’s synthesis of the vitamin and intake of it maintain normal levels in the body of a healthy individual.

Who should take Coenzyme Q10?

The intake of Coenzyme Q10 should be discussed with one’s physician, much like the change in one’s medication, nutrition or diet. If a person with congestive heart failure takes CoQ10, and there is improvement, then the patient should have regular medical follow-ups with particular attention to drug therapy.


Earlier, doses as small as 35 to 40 mg were recommended in order to yield measurable clinical responses. But now, with the evolution of medicine, higher doses are recommended in order to yield good results. Coenzyme Q10 is available either in pressed tablets, powder filled capsules or oil based gel caps. Also, absorption is significantly improved when it is chewed with a fat-containing food.

The Future of Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is a vital element of food which can now be used medicinally to support the sick host in times of depletion of nutrition. Combined with disease attacking strategy, this would definitely yield better results in clinical medicine.

In addition to treatment of heart problems, Coenzyme Q10 may also find a place in the treatment of cancer. Studies have shown that patients with cancer have a low amount of Coenzyme Q10 in their system. However, there is little data available and more research has to be carried out.

Coenzyme Q10 could also be beneficial to the immune system, since an interesting relationship has been discovered between the vitamin and the body’s immune system. If this progresses, Coenzyme Q10 could play a major part in the research relating to the AIDS virus, and could goa long way in helping to find a solution.

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