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Coenzyme Q10 assisting weight loss



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Oct 21, 2010
Coenzyme Q10 Boosts Energy, Promotes Heart Health and Assists Weight Loss
by John Phillip, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) Coenzyme Q10 is an amazing chemical cofactor which is required by every cell in the body to produce the energy we need to live. It's been shown to increase the level of energy to all muscles and is especially important to cardiac function as it increases energy production at an optimal rate. Coenzyme Q10 provides the necessary energy to fuel our immune system, as it mounts an attack against invading pathogens and improves the release of fat from storage by improving oxygen utilization. Our production of CoQ10 decreases as we age so it's necessary to supplement with the correct form of this enzyme to achieve the important health benefits.

Boost Energy and Improve Heart Health
The primary unit of energy used by the mitochondria of our cells is known as ATP, and Coenzyme Q10 is the only chemical facilitator which can be used by the body to make this critical fuel. A shortage of this coenzyme means our muscles don't function efficiently and the aging process is accelerated. Coenzyme Q10 is also a powerful antioxidant which has been shown to influence arterial elasticity.

The results of a study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism show that combining Coenzyme Q10 with other powerful antioxidants including Vitamins C, E and selenium significantly improved an array of cardiovascular risk factors including arterial function, blood pressure, blood sugar and protective HDL cholesterol. Billions of dollars are spent annually on pharmaceuticals which are largely ineffective at improving cardio biomarkers and have the potential to wreak havoc throughout the body.

Provides Critical Energy for Strong Immune System Function
Our immune system requires considerable energy to combat potentially lethal pathogens and rogue cancer cells. Coenzyme Q10 has been found to help boost our immune system when an invader is detected. The coenzyme works at the cellular level by providing critical support for our natural killer cells which are the first line of defense in detecting and removing viral and bacterial invaders.

Coenzyme Q10 has also been shown to lower levels of damaging systemic inflammation by down regulating the secretion of chemicals (NF-kappaB) which lower our immune response. Researchers have shown that increasing blood levels of the coenzyme can raise antibody response by 57% which improves the time it takes for our immune system to respond to an invader.

Burn More Fat and Assist Weight Loss Efforts
Coenzyme Q10 provides needed energy to improve the effectiveness of exercise as it increases oxygen utilization and fat metabolism. By improving the efficiency of how raw energy components are converted into ATP, coenzyme Q10 stimulates metabolic rate and controls how quickly fat is released from our white adipose tissue. Researchers have found that combining Coenzyme Q10 with regular aerobic exercise significantly increases fat release compared with just exercise alone.

The importance of Coenzyme Q10 to human health has been confirmed by a large number of scientifically validated studies. Benefits include improved cardiovascular and immune system health from the nutrient's ability to lower inflammation, increase antioxidant status and assist metabolic function. Most adults need to supplement with 100 mg each day to improve health and dramatically lower disease risk.


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Apr 19, 2012
[FONT=Georgia, serif]There are a few forms of CoQ10 out there. Regular CoQ10, which has been around the longest, is called "ubiquinone, ubiquinol is the non-oxidized, active form of CoQ10 in the body. As demonstrated in studies, ubiquinol has superior bioavailability to ordinary ubiquinone, which means it gets absorbed into the body and blood stream much better. I take 200-300mg of Ubiquinol (by Solgar) in 100gr dosages each day, keep in mind CoQ10 & Ubiquinol should be taken with a Fat content meal for best absorption. [/FONT]


Oct 1, 2013
There are conflicting studies as far as merit to athletes is concerned. High doses with an adequate vitamin E complex to regenerate the reduced form would probably be optimal. Add piperine/grapefruit juice and PLCAR for further benefits. For health purposes, it has great evidence, especially for certain medical conditions. The difference between CoQ10, Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone holds no ground.

It's also interesting because you'd think CoQ10 would help with aerobic activity (oxidative chain transportation),but instead, it seems to affect power output. In the study below, the authors, IMO, give horrible explanations for why anaerobic power would be increased:

"In this study, CoQ10 supplementation resulted in increased short term maximum performance, which implies anaerobic output, perhaps via an increase in ATP and creatinine phosphate synthesis. An alternative explanation is that CoQ10 supplementation could work via a direct increase in muscular Q10 levels, suggesting that aerobic energy conversion might be improved by inhibiting ammonia production from AMP. When ATP levels decrease during exercise, 2 ADP are converted into ATP and AMP. Higher mitochondria activity produces more continuous ATP and a higher level on Ubiquinol in the mitochondria contributes to increased ATP synthesis. Such mechanisms are consistent with the observation of improved performance with CoQ10 supplementation over a study population that included both endurance and strength athletes."

The former seems both baseless and worthless if using creatine, and the latter has no relevance to wingate testing