More energy with Coenzyme Q10
Getting through the day full of verve only works with the necessary energy, and for that the body cells need power for everyday life. The energy balance of the cells benefits from coenzyme Q10, which is ideally produced in sufficient quantities by the body of a healthy person. However, if one suffers from stress, overweight or disorders in the utilisation of food, an undersupply can occur. Deficiencies can also occur when taking medication or eating poorly.
What the valuable substance is needed for, which deficiency symptoms can occur and why you should know Q10 in the form of ubiquinone can be found in our current article on the Biocannovea blog!
Coenzyme Q10 – what is it?
The enzyme Q10, scientifically called ubiquinone-10, is an endogenous building block that works in the cells for the flow of energy. Enzymes are of great importance for a strong immune system, as well as for the work of the heart and nerves. The body can produce a certain amount of the enzyme Q10 itself, but food also supplies it to the cellular power plants. Besides meat and fish, nuts, vegetable oils or vegetables such as potatoes, broccoli and onions are natural enzyme donors. However, Q10 is naturally fat-soluble and can therefore only be absorbed very poorly by the body.
From about 30 years of age, the natural level in the body decreases: Now, the additional intake of ubiquinone, i.e. the active form of the coenzyme Q10, can be a helpful support for the energy balance of the cells. As a preventive measure against skin ageing and to support the heart, nervous system and muscles, water-soluble, highly bioavailable coenzyme Q10 can be taken.
What does the enzyme do?
Numerous studies have comprehensively investigated the effect of the natural enzyme. The focus is on diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes or dementia. The strengthening effect of the enzyme on the heart, muscles and circulation can be used as a preventive measure. Similar to vitamins, the enzyme affects the energy balance of the cells, is involved in the transport of electrons or the regulation of blood pressure. The antioxidant effect protects against unwanted bacteria and viruses. The enzyme has also become known in recent years for preventing skin ageing. It not only unfolds its effect in skin care products, because with water-soluble Q10 drops the active ingredient can act on the skin from the inside.
The older a person gets, the less of the body’s own coenzyme Q10 they produce. Beyond the age of 30, water-soluble ubiquinone helps maintain a healthy level.
What are the consequences of a coenzyme Q10 deficiency?
In addition to age, an unhealthy diet, genetic conditions or certain diseases can also lead to a coenzyme Q10 deficiency. Those who permanently have too little Q10 available in their body cells may suffer from some deficiency symptoms. Low Q10 levels have already been discussed in connection with chronic diseases. For example, studies were conducted with patients with heart failure that looked at oxidative damage in the cells. According to these studies, the administration of coenzyme Q10 can reduce the probability of dying from heart failure. Other associations of low Q10 levels with the decline of fertility in old age, a reduction in the risk of skin cancer and age-related skin damage are also the subject of research. The intake of ubiquinone could also help against migraine attacks, as it reduces inflammation in the mitochondrial area. In general, the brain, heart, lungs and muscles benefit from the valuable enzymes, because this is where the largest deposits are found in the body’s cells.
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