Coenzyme Q10 is naturally fat soluble, but there are forms labeled Q-Gel or hydrosoluble, which are water soluble and more easily absorbed. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance that’ s found naturally in the body and helps convert food into energy. CoQ10 is found in almost every cell in the body, and it is a powerful antioxidant. It can be accumulated in the heart, liver, pancreas and kidneys. Some of its amount is also present in the lungs. Coenzyme Q10 levels decrease with age or as the individual gets older. This vitamin Q is essential for the normal functioning of cell and can be utilized in treating the diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and obesity.
CoQ10 is well-established as a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radical damage to cells and DNA. Damage to DNA is linked to cancer, so in protecting against DNA damage, antioxidants help protect the body against cancer. Studies have shown up to 95% drop in cell membrane damage after CoQ10 supplementation.
Functions of Vitamin Q coenzyme Q10
- vital to make energy needed for cells to grow normally and stay healthy, and for the basic functioning of every cell
- It boosts the level of energy in our body and makes us active and strong.
- widely used for heart-related conditions such as clogged heart arteries, mitral valve prolapse, heart attack, angina, arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure, to protect against oxidative damage and so prevent cardiovascular disease
- It has one of its most important functions i.e. it acts as an antioxidant and this property enables the body to be protected from the harmful effects of the various free radicals and dangerous substance produce as results of metabolism of substances in our body.
- has shown promising results in enhancing the well-being and life span of AIDS patients by boosting their immunity (CoQ10 levels appear to be low in those with HIV)
- It improves the heart function as well as the circulation in patient having congestive heart failure, poor heart muscle tone, hypertension, chest pain and arrhythmias of the heart.
- Vitamin Q provides improvement in the muscles of heart and their metabolism
- gum or periodontal disease
- low coQ10 levels have been found in people with high blood pressure
- arteriosclerosis / atherosclerosis (hardening / narrowing of the arteries)
- heart problems like angina, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure
- stomach (gastric) or duodenal ulcers
- high blood sugar
Foods Sources of Vitamin Q coenzyme Q10
Since this vitamin is a component of family of ubiquinone compounds so it is present in variety of foods sources which include whole grains, eg. wheat germ , broccoli , spinach and vegetable oils like soybean, sesame, rapeseed oils , sweet potato, sweet pepper, garlic, peas, cauliflower, avocado, strawberries, carrots, peanut, sesame seeds, pistachios, walnuts, azuki beans and hazelnuts contain moderate to high amounts of coenzyme Q10. Almonds and chestnuts have a small to moderate amount of coenzyme Q10.
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- Vitamin D : A fat soluble vitamin that is require for absorption and use of calcium and phosphate for healthy bones and teeth. (blissreturned.wordpress.com)
- Vitamin B4 (Adenine) : The vitamin that is an key component of DNA and RNA, nucleic acids that carry very valuable and unique genetic information about everyone of us. (blissreturned.wordpress.com)
- Vitamin P (Bioflavonoids) : The powerful antioxidants that play an important role in prevention and/or treatment of many health conditions. (blissreturned.wordpress.com)