Another scientist with no marketing skills who chose this name. 😄
What is CoQ10?
CoQ10, also known as coenzyme Q10, is a molecule essential to the human body.
It is involved in a number of body functions:
- Producing energy.
- Protecting cells from oxidative damage.
- Supporting neuronal health.
- Aiding blood circulation.
- Maintaining heart function.
- Contributing to muscular health.
- Strengthening the immune system.
- Balancing lipids.
- Maintaining fertility.
Origin of Q10
Around 60% of CoQ10 is produced directly by the body, while the remainder comes from the diet. This percentage may vary from one individual to another.
It is mainly found in :
And to a lesser extent in :
- Dairy products.
- Sesame seeds.
- Cashew nuts.
- Rapeseed oil.
Causes of CoQ10 deficiency
Around 20% of the population suffers from CoQ10 deficiency, particularly vegetarians. This can lead to the following symptoms:
- Concentration difficulties.
- Bad mood.
Causes of deficiency may include:
- Diet low in Q10.
- Emotional wounds.
- Vitamin B6 or B9 deficiencies (preventing its synthesis).
- Sustained physical exertion.
- Certain medications.
In case of deficiency, I can take a supplement.
How to take it?
The coenzyme found in dietary supplements (capsules, tablets) is produced in different ways:
- Yeast fermentation.
- Bacterial fermentation.
- Chemical synthesis.
The body assimilates Q10 from yeast fermentation best.
Coenzymes Q10 supplementation is contraindicated in cases of :
- Taking anticoagulants.
It is recommended to see a doctor before taking any food supplements.
Coenzyme Q10 is particularly appreciated by the liver and the brain.
CoQ10 has been used for its action:
This pseudo-vitamin helps cells function properly and supports the immune response.
For which diseases?
Taking Q10 has shown promising results in cases of :
- Heart disease.
- Heart failure.
- Parkinson’s disease.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Muscular dystrophy.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Chronic renal failure.
- Angina pectoris.
- Metabolic syndrome.
Aging is often considered as the main cause of metabolic disorders affecting CoQ10 production or transport.
In reality, the root causes are emotional.
It’s my emotional wounds that prevent my body from functioning properly, and these become more present when getting older.
I’m discovering how to deal with my emotions.
What are the medicinal benefits of coenzyme Q10?
It helps maintain cellular, energetic and metabolic function.
However, deficiencies are common if my body cannot produce it properly.
Fortunately, emotional acceptance can kick-start the Q10 factory.
In the meantime, I can supplement occasionally.