Premium Powders Coenzyme Q-10 (Co Q-10) (also referred to as ubiquinone) is a remarkable supplement and a very powerful anti-oxidant. Co Q-10 is commonly used to increase exercise tolerance, allowing you to go longer and harder in the gym. Co Q-10 may also increase energy by helping your body produce ATP and transfer energy more efficiently. It also plays a role in turning food into energy. This one two punch of increased energy and increased exercise tolerance will give you a definite edge in the gym.
Co Q-10 is not only remarkable for helping athletes perform more efficiently but it has been used widely to treat everything from congestive heart failure to Lyme disease. Some research even suggests using Coenzyme Q-10 may increase your life span!
Low levels of Co Q-10 (caused by poor diet, disease, or just abnormal use by the body) can have negative effects on your body. Symptoms of deficiency of Co Q-10 may include: heart failure, high blood pressure, chest pain, cell damage, breast cancer, skin cancer, or hearing loss. Clinical studies have shown that boosting your coenzyme Q10 leves with supplements lowers blood pressure but may take up to 12 weeks to have an effect.
Supplementing Co Q10 may be beneficial for the following ailments: heart failure, high blood pressure, age related macular degeneration (loss of eyesight as we get older)(1), aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cell protection as an antioxidant, asthma, breast cancer(5), cancer, cataracts(7), chemotherapy side effects, chest pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, Coronary artery disease(9), Cystic fibrosis, Fibromylalgia, Gum disease, hearing loss, heart attack(6), heart disease(2,4), preserving the Myocardium during heart surgery(3), high cholesterol, kidney failure, male infertility, migraines, Mitochondrial diseases(7), Mitral valve prolapse, muscle weakness, Muscular dystrophies, nerve pain, Parkinson’s disease, Peyronie’s disease(8), Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, weight loss.
That’s a big list with a lot of research to back it up. With Co Q-10’s vast amount of benefits, it just makes sense to use it; especially if you’re an athlete.
What kind of results can I expect from supplementing with CoQ-10?
May improve symptoms of a rare condition causing Co Q-10 deficiency
May improve symptoms of Mitochondrial Disorders when taken over long periods of time
May improve vision in people with sight loss from age and macular degeneration
May decrease nerve pain and never damage caused by diabetes
May lower blood pressure
May help to prevent Migraine headaches
May lower the risk of heart-related events such as heart attack
What dosage of Co Q-10 should I take?
For adults, take one (1) softgel one to four times daily, preferably with meals.
Research and References:
For more information and more links to actual research visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/938.html
What side effects can I expect?
Co Q-10 is likely safe and most people tolerate it well. Negative side effects may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If negative side effects occur discontinue use immediately and consult your physician.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product is intended for adults only. Not for use for anyone under 18 years of age, pregnant or nursing women. If you have had a medical condition or are currently using prescription drugs consult your physician before using this product. Avoid this product if you have any previous history of medical dysfunction or disease including but not limited to kidney disease. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.
As with any dietary supplement, we recommend that you consult a physician before use.
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ALWAYS consult your physician before taking supplements.”