Getting to know CoQ10

You hear a lot about antioxidants these days and how beneficial they are for keeping us well. That’s because antioxidants have been shown to help prevent and slow the damage to cells due to free radicals. Free radicals are waste substances produced by cells as our body reacts to our environment and processes the food we eat. If our body cannot process and remove these free radicals, we may begin to experience oxidative stress. This form of stress has been linked to various conditions including respiratory diseases, heart disease, arthritis, strokes and cancer.

CoQ10 (also known as Coenzyme Q10) is an antioxidant compound that helps to generate energy in our cells. It is found in every cell of the body, but it found in higher concentrations throughout the kidneys, liver and heart. While it is true that our bodies produce CoQ10 naturally, we can see a decline in this natural antioxidant as we get older. Brain disorders, diabetes and other conditions have been linked to low levels of CoQ10. (link to study https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/coenzyme-q10) Fortunately, it has never been easier to boost the levels of CoQ10 in your body. Thanks to Superior Labs 100% Pure CoQ10 capsules, you can easily include this valuable compound into your daily wellness routine.



The Benefits of CoQ10

Promoting Heart Health - Heart disease is responsible for the most deaths worldwide in both men and women. According to the American Heart Association, approximately every 40 seconds an American will have a heart attack. In 2016, 28.3 million US adults were diagnosed with heart disease (link to this https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/heart-disease.htm) and in 2015, nearly 634,000 people died from the condition. In one study, treatment with CoQ10 lead to less hospitalizations due to heart issues and fewer complications (compared to the participants who had taken the placebo). (link to study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8241697). Another study showed that CoQ10 could assist with restoring optimal levels of energy productive, reduce oxidative damage and improve overall heart function. (link to study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26512330)

Supports Energy Production – When our bodies experience oxidative stress, we begin to slow down. We don’t feel as energetic as we once did, and we are less motivated to work out daily. That’s because this form of stress affects muscle function, leading to a decrease in exercise performance. CoQ10 has been shown to help increase our energy levels and stamina by decreasing oxidative stress in cells. One study showed that people who supplemented with 1200mg of CoQ10 each day (for 60 days) showed a decrease in oxidative stress. (link to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20886510/). In addition to this, supplementing with CoQ10 has can help to increase exercise endurance while reducing fatigue. (link to study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644406/).

Boosts Brain Function – Our brain is extremely susceptible to oxidative stress. This is due to its high content of fatty acid and the need for an abundance of oxygen. Oxidative damage enhances the production of harmful compounds that may impact cognition and memory. Fortunately, studies have shown that CoQ10 may reduce these damaging compounds, potentially slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. (link to study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18560133). This is one of the reasons why Superior Labs 100% Pure CoQ10 is a popular supplement with seniors and those looking to improve cognitive function. Our CoQ10 supplement includes MCT derived from coconut oil and a black pepper extract called BioPerine. This assists in making the supplement bioavailable and easy for the body to absorb.

Protection for the Lungs – Oxidative damage not only affects our brain, but it can wreak havoc on our lungs as well. If our lungs have poor antioxidant protection (including love levels of CoQ10), this can lead to a slew of conditions including asthma. Studies have shown that supplementing with Coq!0 can help to reduce inflammation in individuals who have asthma (link to study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16873952) as well as showing improvements in exercise performance in those suffering with COPD. (link to study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8241703)

If you are looking to improve your heart health, boost your energy levels and keep your brain function strong, Superior Labs 100% Pure CoQ10 may be a good addition to your supplement routine. As a dietary supplement, we suggest taking one capsule in the morning and afternoon with your meal. Of course, it is important to speak with your local health care professional before including any new supplements into your daily regimen. Learn more about the quality and benefits of Superior Labs 100% Pure CoQ10 here. (link to product page https://superiorlabs.com/collections/wellness/products/coq10)