The hype is right and you can believe it. Coenzyme Q10, also known as “Ubiquinone”, is the most “ubiquitous” substance in our body and might just be the most “ubiquitous” topic on talk shows and in magazines today. CoQ10 is not only a hot topic on the Dr. Oz show, it is truly an integral component to the function of every cell in our body and especially to the cells of the heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and pancreas. CoQ10 assists with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates and also helps to maintain the flexibility of all cell membranes.
Recent studies have found CoQ10 to be helpful in the treatment of cancer, muscular dystrophy, macular degeneration, high blood pressure, gingivitis, allergies, gastric ulcers, Parkinson’s disease, AIDS, myopathy, and deafness. CoQ10 also increases circulation, stimulates the immune system and has anti-aging effects.
You can find natural sources of CoQ10 in meats, peanuts, sardines and spinach. You can also find it in supplement form. Fruits, except for avocado, have very little amounts of CoQ10. Frying of food reduces the amounts of CoQ10. CoQ10 is fat soluble. If you are taking a CoQ10 supplement, make sure you take it with a balanced meal. This will allow for maximum bioavailability.
CoQ10 is needed by every cell in the body to properly synthesize energy. CoQ10 also plays a unique role in the transportation of electrons within the mitochondria. Without CoQ10, the human body cannot function. The hype is true, science proven too! Please make sure you are getting all the CoQ10 you possibly can and pass the word to your family and friends. Here is to your best health!