What Is CoQ10?
Lately you’ve probably heard a lot a buzz about it, but what is CoQ10 exactly?
Simply put, CoQ10 is a naturally occurring coenzyme discovered in 1957 that has similar qualities found in many vitamins, along with its own unique properties.
CoQ10 is found in every cell of the body and used to produce their energy. It is said to be necessary for the basic functioning of cells. In addition, it functions as an antioxidant and protects your body from dangerous free radical damage. There have been a multitude of studies which suggest CoQ10 supplements are extremely beneficial for our health.
Our bodies naturally produce CoQ10, but reportedly production peaks at around the age of 21 and goes downhill after that. For this reason CoQ10 supplements are often recommend for people of all ages.
But what is CoQ10 purportedly beneficial for? Before we discuss that, it’s important to note the information contained on this site is not medical advice. CoQ10 is a dietary supplement only. It should never be used to treat, prevent, cure or diagnose a disease. Statements and benefits about it have not been evaluated by the FDA. Also, I am not making any claims about CoQ10, rather I’m just summarizing information from studies and research published elsewhere.
There have been studies done which suggest CoQ10 might be beneficial for the following:
• Blood Pressure
• Heart Failure
• Heart Attack Recovery
• Gum Disease
In Japan, CoQ10 has been approved since 1974 for use in heart failure. However it’s important to remember that further studies are needed to conclusively prove the above claims. Remember CoQ10 should never be used for any purpose other than as a dietary supplement (and you should ask your doctor before even using it as a dietary supplement).
Now that you know the answer to what is CoQ10, you may want to research where it is sold and how much it costs. Well it’s sold at most drugstores but the markup is usually 300% to 700% from my experience. I choose to buy mine online because the prices are a small fraction of what you would pay at the store.