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The Benefits of Taking CoQ10 Supplements

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), is a crucial molecule in the body’s energy production process. It plays a significant role in cellular energy generation, especially within the mitochondria. Here are some of the benefits from taking CoQ10 supplements: Cardi...

The Benefits of Taking CoQ10 Supplements
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), is a crucial molecule in the body’s energy production process. It plays a significant role in cellular energy generation, especially within the mitochondria.

Here are some of the benefits from taking CoQ10 supplements:

Cardiovascular Health

CoQ10 supplementation is associated with supporting patients with heart conditions, such as heart failure, hypertension, and angina. It helps by enhancing myocardial energy production and reducing oxidative stress in cardiac cells.

Muscle Function

Its role in improving muscle energy production and reducing exercise-induced fatigue can benefit those who do a lot of exercise. Some studies suggest that CoQ10 can enhance exercise performance and recovery.

Learn more about the link between CoQ10 and muscle function here.

Neuroprotective Effects

CoQ10’s role in energy metabolism and antioxidant protection makes it a candidate for supporting brain health and potentially slowing neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Antioxidant Properties

It also functions as an antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidative damage by neutralising free radicals.

This antioxidant role is particularly important in high-energy organs like the heart and muscles, where oxidative stress can impair function.

Anti-Aging and Skin Health

As CoQ10 levels decrease with age, supplementation is sometimes used in anti-aging regimens to boost energy production and reduce oxidative damage in cells.

Topical formulations of CoQ10 are also used in skincare to improve skin’s vitality and reduce signs of aging.

Learn more about the benefits of CoQ10 for your skin here.

Supplementation

Its effectiveness as a supplement can be limited by its bioavailability, as it is not easily absorbed by the body.

There are two forms of CoQ10: Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. Ubiquinone is the inactive form which needs converting before being absorbed and used by the body, which can reduce the potential benefits. Whereas Ubiquinol is the active form so can be readily used by the body. In fact, Ubiquinol can be absorbed 2-4 times between than Ubiquinone.

Napiers Japanese Energy capsules are a high strength and bioavailable source of CoQ10 that help support the production of energy in your body. By taking 1 capsule a day you are receiving optimal CoQ10 intake to support energy production.

7 out of 10 individuals would recommend Ubiquinol to a friend (According to the Expansion Consulteam Consumer Survey, 2017. Over 100 consumers took 100mg Ubiquinol/day for 28 days).

Safety and Dosage

CoQ10 may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners (e.g., warfarin) and some chemotherapy drugs.

Common side effects are rare but can include gastrointestinal discomfort, headaches, and insomnia in high doses.

CoQ10 is safe, but its dosage should be tailored to individual needs and conditions.

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