“Coenzyme Q10 supplementation could be behind improvements in symptoms seen in disorders like heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease, according to a new review.” [Source: Nutraingredients.com]
Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, functions as an extremely important catalyst for the energy center of each cell. Because of their high workload, the heart muscle cells have a particularly high demand for this micronutrient. In patients with insufficient pumping function of the heart, coenzyme Q10 is frequently deficient. A large number of clinical studies have documented its role in treating heart failure and optimizing cardiovascular performance.
Humans only obtain a limited amount of coenzyme Q10 from dietary sources. The majority of this substance in the body is manufactured in the cells. As its biosynthesis is a 17-step process involving numerous micronutrients, there are many ways in which its supply can be interrupted. In addition to its cardiovascular benefits, supplementation with coenzyme Q10 has also been found helpful in treating inflammation, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, periodontal diseases, mitochondrial disorders, AIDS, muscle problems, and many other health conditions.
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