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Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)

Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance whose actions resemble those of vitamin E. It is fat-soluble and is stored in the fatty tissues of the body, reducing the need to ingest large quantities. Since Coenzyme Q10 is oil soluble it is best absorbed when taken with oily or fatty foods, such as fish. It plays a critical role in the production of energy in every cell of the body. It aids circulation, stimulates the immune system, increases tissue oxygenation, and has anti-aging effects. It has the ability to counter histamine, and therefore is beneficial for people with allergies, asthma, or respiratory disease. It has been used to treat schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease and is also beneficial in fighting obesity, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. More than 12 million people in Japan are reportedly taking it at the direction of their physicians for treatment of heart disease. The amount of coenzyme Q10 present in the body declines with age, so it should be supplemented in the diet, especially by people who are over the age of fifty.

Coenzyme Q10 also works as an antioxidant and may be more powerful than Vitamin E. Antioxidants help the body deal with unstable chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are produced by the body when food is converted into energy and will build up in the body over time. They increase the potential for damage to the body cells (a process called oxidative stress) which is associated with the aging process and a general decline in the central nervous system and the immune system. They are also thought to contribute to the development of various health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and inflammation conditions for example arthritis. Furthermore antioxidants can help to prevent the conversion of nitrates found in tobacco smoke, bacon, and some vegetables into cancer-causing substances.
3D picture of Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)

Different forms or alternative names for Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone):
CoQ10
Ubiquinone
2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-6-polyisoprenyl-1,4-benzoquinone

Good sources of Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) are:
mackerel
salmon
sardines
beef
peanuts
spinach

Deficiency of Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) may cause:
chronic fatigue
cardiac failure due to different causes
chronic malnutrition

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone):


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