Life can be so demanding at times. There is no doubt that we all get a little tired every now and then. But what if I told you that you can give yourself an energy boost to help get you through even the most stressful situations? You don’t need a prescription for it – and you don’t even need to go to a pharmacy to get it. Yet the powerful vitamin-like substance that is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can make a real difference to your energy at the cellular level.
So how does CoQ10 work? Well, it all happens inside the tiny organelles in your cells called mitochondria. It’s within these petite powerhouse walls that energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is produced. Working in conjunction with B vitamins, CoQ10 helps to transform food energy into the type of fuel that your cells can use.
All of your trillions of body cells need energy to flourish and as you’d expect, it’s the cells that use lots of energy that contain the most mitochondria. Hard-working heart and liver tissues have the highest levels of mitochondria and the highest concentration of CoQ10 as a result.
We absorb some of our CoQ10 from foods such as fish, meat, green vegetables and peanuts. Plus, your body produces CoQ10 – in fact, it is the only antioxidant that your body can make for itself. But the amount of CoQ10 your body makes declines with age as our metabolism slows down. And, it is affected by exercise – whether it’s aerobic or anaerobic exercise. Plus certain treatments and medicines used to treat medical conditions can also affect your body’s CoQ10 stores.
Are your levels running low?
Symptoms of low levels of CoQ10 are non-specific and include low energy levels, hypertension (high blood pressure), irregular heart rate, muscle aches and weakness, and lowered immune function.
Heart health and CoQ10
You already know that having high LDL-cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. As well as controlling total fat intake (especially saturated fats and trans fats) and encouraging exercise, one medical option for certain individuals is cholesterol-lowering medicines. These work by blocking the production of cholesterol in the liver. But CoQ10 is also produced in the liver and certain cholesterol lowering medicines also block production of CoQ10.
Not getting enough CoQ10 means that the cells won’t have enough energy and won’t work as well. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that neutralises potentially damaging free radicals and preserves the antioxidant vitamins C and E. So, it may be that low levels can lead to damage to the tiny powerhouses in your cells, the mitochondria, where energy release occurs.
All body cells including those in your brain and muscles need food and oxygen to live. CoQ10 helps to provide this and its antioxidant action helps to protect cells against oxidative damage – the kind that can result when free radicals build up. CoQ10 is an important free radical fighter. Supplements that also contain alpha lipoic acids (ALA) may help your body control its use of insulin – so there’s double benefit to taking USANA’s Coenzyme Q10 formulation!
CoQ10 and Professional athletes
Studies have shown that in athletes, CoQ10 can help cut muscle fatigue and help speed up recovery times – it may even improve athletic performance. That’s probably why our amazing Olympian and No. 1 ranked Australian boxer, Jason Whateley, swears by it!
Not all CoQ10 is made equal!
CoQ10 is manufactured by fermenting sugar beet and sugar cane with special strains of yeast. As with many supplements, the quality of the product can vary drastically between products. USANA’s research and development team has aimed to provide a standardised and proven absorption, reinforced by the exceptional bioavailability of the formulation. In addition to this, ConsumerLab.com LLC has undergone rigorous testing of CoQuinone 100™ multiple times and has placed their well-trusted stamp of approval on the supplement on numerous occasions in regards to label claims.
If you feel as if you need a little bit of an energy boost, why not choose USANA’s CoQuinone! All you need to do is take one or two CoQuinone 100 capsules daily, preferably with meals to further boost absorption, and you could be on the road to unlocking the true energy potential of your cells.
You can boost low levels of CoQ10 by taking a first class supplement such as USANA’s CoQuinone 100™. Another plus point is that taking this super supplement raises CoQ10 levels while not affecting the cholesterol-lowering effect of any cholesterol-lowering medicines.
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CoQ10 is known to interfere with your body’s response to blood thinners such as warfarin and can decrease your insulin requirement if you’re diabetic. So talk with your doctor if you are thinking of adding CoQ10 to your daily supplement routine.
Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Use only as directed. Always read the label.