10 CRUCIAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF COENZYME Q10 (CoQ10).
Have you ever have heard of CoQ10?
Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring antioxidant that our body makes on its own. This fat-soluble nutrient supports the mitochondria - power houses of the cell - with energy production. CoQ10 functions as an antioxidant, which helps to reduce damage to cells by quenching free radicals.
It helps protect our cells from damage and can be especially helpful for protecting our body during times of high oxidative stress - the more CoQ10 we make, the less damage our body experiences during times of stress.
Unfortunately, as we age, we produce less CoQ10 naturally in our bodies, and some medications we take can even block our natural production. With less of this helpful antioxidant, our cells can become damaged, which is especially bad news for our heart and blood vessels!
CoQ10 has been extensively studied for a variety of conditions but mostly those related to cardiovascular health, such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and other heart conditions that can lead to inflammation resulting in damage to the arteries and veins.
The good news is that studies have shown improvements in blood vessel health when supplementing with CoQ10. This powerful nutrient helps to improve heart function by reducing oxidative damage while supporting energy production.
As a result of its beneficial effect on inflammation and mitochondrial function, CoQ10 may be helpful for individuals suffering from migraine headaches. According to the research,, participants who received a combination of CoQ10 supplements and prophylactic medication experienced a significant reduction in the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine headaches compared to those who only received a prophylactic and placebo.
Oxidative stress can induce cell damage. This can result in metabolic diseases like diabetes. CoQ10 has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar levels. CoQ10 intramuscular shots (IM) may help increase CoQ10 concentrations in the blood by up to three times in people with diabetes who typically show low levels of this compound and by doing so, reduce hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) levels - an indicator of long-term glycemic control.
Female fertility decreases with age due to a decline in the number and quality of available eggs. CoQ10 is directly involved in this process. As we get older, CoQ10 production slows, making the body less effective at protecting the eggs from oxidative damage. CoQ10 may even reverse this age-related decline in egg quality and quantity.
Male sperm is also susceptible to the effects of oxidative damage, which may result in reduced sperm count, poor sperm quality and infertility. Researchers have concluded that supplementing with CoQ10 may improve sperm quality, activity and concentration by increasing antioxidant protection.
As part of the aging process, our skin begins to lose elasticity which contributes to dryness and visible wrinkles. One of the numerous factors that contribute to our skin's aging process is decreased CoQ10 level which affects the skin’s ability to produce collagen - a major structural component of skin.
According to the studies, supplementation with CoQ10 might significantly improve smoothness and reduce wrinkles. Moreover, topically-applied CoQ10, a component of some skincare products, has been shown to benefit the skin by reducing free radicals and improving antioxidant capacity.
Research indicates that oral CoQ10 may improve oral health in individuals with plaque-induced gingival (gum) inflammation. The role of Coenzyme Q10 in oral health is related to its properties in controlling inflammation. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease where the body’s reaction to bacterial toxins in the mouth mediates an inflammatory response resulting in the destruction of the gum and bone around the teeth.
Due to the fact that lungs have the most contact with oxygen, they are very susceptible to oxidative damage. Greater oxidative damage in the lungs and poor antioxidant protection, including low levels of CoQ10, can result in lung diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Multiple studies have shown that people with asthma or COPD experience less inflammation when supplementing with CoQ10 and COPD patients even require fewer steroids than usual.
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Oxidative stress can affect muscle function, and exercise performance. likewise, abnormal mitochondrial function can reduce muscle energy, making it hard for muscles to contract efficiently and sustain exercise. CoQ10 can help exercise performance by reducing oxidative stress in the cells and improving mitochondrial functions. CoQ10 can also increase power during exercise and reduce fatigue, both of which can improve exercise performance.
CoQ10 limits the cellular damage caused by exercise, and therefore, possibly leading to better recovery.
Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive disorder that affects the nervous system. It mostly affects the middle and old aged, but can also attack at much younger ages. The signs of Parkinson's disease are supposed to start when something causes a faster decline in the production of cellular energy.
Coenzyme Q10 is not only an exceptionally powerful antioxidant, but it also may assist in the reversal of mitochondrial dysfunction which is another factor in Parkinson’s disease.
Increased levels of CoQ10 may help slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, due to increased mitochondrial energy which, in turn, can reduce inflammation in the brain.
Oxidative stress is also known to cause cell damage and affect their function. The structure of our cells becomes damaged which increases the risk of cancer. CoQ10 may protect cells from oxidative stress and increase cellular energy production, promoting their health and survival.
CoQ10 plays a critical role in the protection of cell DNA and cell survival, both of which are
strongly linked to cancer prevention and recurrence.
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