Co-Enzyme Q10 (Ubidecarenone)
Coenzyme Q10 is a natural substance produced by the body. It is found in all living creatures and in many foods. Along with enzymes, it acts as a catalyst for metabolism. It speeds up the metabolic processes, providing energy to cells to perform countless bodily functions, including the maintenance of healthy muscles. It is used as a general energy enhancer.
Coenzyme Q10 is not an essential nutrient. People with heart conditions taking heart medication should consult their doctor before taking Q10 supplements.
Deficiency symptoms for coenzyme Q are not well-studied. Deficiency of this nutrient has been clearly associated with a variety of heart problems including arrhythmia, angina, and high blood pressure. Problems in regulating blood sugar have also been linked to coenzyme Q deficiency, as have problems with the gum and stomach ulcers. Symptoms such as fatigue and muscle ache have also been linked to CoQ10 deficiencies.
A dose of 30 mg per day of Co-Enzyme Q10 is sufficient to:
- build energy reserves and help maintain stamina and endurance
- assist energy production
It is recommended that a maximum dose of 150mg per day of Co-Enzyme Q10 not be exceeded.