Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, found in the mitochondria of all cells. CoQ10 functions as part of the cellular system that generates energy from oxygen (in the form of ATP) for bodily processes. CoQ10 can also act as an antioxidant to help prevent cellular damage from free radicals created during intense exercise and during the generation of energy.
The antioxidant effects of CoQ10 are well-established. A number of studies have shown that CoQ10 reduces the initiation and propagation of lipid peroxidation in cell membranes and in lipoprotein fractions.
In heart disease, CoQ10 has shown benefits in patiennts with heart failure - 50mg daily for 4 weeks resulted in improvements in dyspnea, heart rate, blood pressure, and ankle edema. cardiac patients supplemented with CoQ10 prior to heart surgery tend to recover sooner and maintain blood and tissue levels of CoQ10 better than patients not receiving supplements. Finally, individuals taking cholesterol-lowering medications (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors such as pravastatin) may benefit from CoQ10 supplements because these medications can reduce blood levels of CoQ10.
Health Benefits: *
Slows the aging process
Strengthens the heart
Enhances endurance and aerobic performance
Lowers blood pressure
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals.
Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.
Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.