Antioxidants play a major role in keeping a healthy lifestyle. Iím sure you already know about the typical antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin E and of course, Vitamin C, but thereís one very powerful antioxidant you may not be completely aware of. This antioxidant is ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10 and CoQ10.
CoQ10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance that has very powerful antioxidant properties and plays a major role in heart health and energy production. Unknown to many people is that CoQ10 is actually present in every cell within the human body. Being fat-soluble, CoQ10 is very efficient at combating the toxic effects of free radicals within the fatty areas of the body. CoQ10 can actually protect Vitamin E, also fat-soluble, from damage and enhance its effectiveness as an antioxidant.
Because of its high demand for energy, the human heart contains the highest concentration of CoQ10. Decreased levels of CoQ10
within the body have been linked to a variety of heart-related problems. In addition to the hearts demand for energy, athletes may benefit from supplementing with CoQ10 due to the increased output of energy.
CoQ10 may also aid those individuals who suffer from being overweight. The idea behind this theory is that those who are obese do not convert their food properly to energy. Adding CoQ10 to the diet may improve the bodyís ability to convert food to energy, thus aiding in weight loss and overall energy.
As of now, there is no daily dosage amount for CoQ10
, but typical dosages are in the 50mg to 150mg range. For an excellent supplement that provides an array of healthy benefits, CoQ10 should be high on your list.