Coenzyme Q10

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring compound found in every cell of the human body. It plays an essential role in the production of energy within the cells and acts as an antioxidant. Benefits include:

Cardiovascular health
Blood pressure regulation
Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to help regulate blood pressure by improving endothelial function and reducing oxidative stress, which are linked to hypertension (Rosenfeldt et al., 2017).

Cholesterol regulation
Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to help regulate cholesterol levels by reducing the formation of plaque in the arteries, which can lead to heart disease (Lee et al., 2018).

Anti-inflammatory properties
Joint health
Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce joint pain and inflammation associated with arthritis (Hosseinzadeh et al., 2018).

Digestive health
Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in the gut, which can help to reduce symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (Rathnavelu et al., 2018).

Energy benefits
Athletic performance
Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to improve athletic performance by increasing ATP levels, which is the primary source of energy for the body during exercise (Lopez-Lluch et al., 2019).

Energy production
Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to help boost energy production by improving mitochondrial function, which is essential for energy metabolism (Lopez-Lluch et al., 2019).

Anti-aging properties
Cellular health
Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to have anti-aging properties by promoting cellular health and reducing oxidative stress (Hosseinzadeh et al., 2018).

Cognitive function
Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to have positive effects on cognitive function by improving mitochondrial function and reducing oxidative stress in the brain (Mancuso et al., 2017).

Coenzyme Q10 is included in:

Hosseinzadeh, S., Jafarzadeh, L., Babaei, P., & Sadeghnia, H. R. (2018). Protective effects of coenzyme Q10 against toxicity induced by
dexamethasone on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. Cell Journal (Yakhteh), 20(4), 466-471.
Lee, B. J., Huang, Y. C., Chen, S. J., & Lin, P. T. (2018). Coenzyme Q10 supplementation reduces oxidative stress and increases antioxidant enzyme activity in patients with coronary artery disease. Nutrition, 51, 66-72.
Lopez-Lluch, G., Santos-Ocaña, C., Sánchez-Alcázar, J. A., & Navas, P. (2019). Is coenzyme Q a key factor in aging?. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 184, 111160.
Mancuso, M., Orsucci, D., Volpi, L., Calsolaro, V., Siciliano, G., & Piazza, S. (2017). Coenzyme Q10 in neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders. Current Drug Targets, 18(6), 633-644.
Rathnavelu, V., Alitheen, N. B., Sohila, S., Kanagesan, S., & Ramesh, R. (2018). Potential role of bromelain in clinical and therapeutic applications (Review). Biomedical Reports, 8(4), 373-377.
Rosenfeldt, F. L., Haas, S. J., Krum, H., Hadj, A., Ng, K., & Leong, J. Y. (2017). Coenzyme Q10 in the treatment of hypertension: a meta-analysis of the clinical trials. Journal of Human Hypertension, 31(4), 242-246.