Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also called ubiquinone, is a natural substance produced by the body. It is necessary for the functioning of each of our cells, including the necessary component of the mitochondrion. CoQ10 participates in the production of ATP. ATP is the main source of energy in the cell and is necessary for the proper functioning of a number of biological processes, including muscle contraction and protein production. It is also responsible for providing cells with energy needed in regeneration and growth processes.Coenzyme Q10 is also a very strong antioxidant, which protects against the damaging influence of free radicals. CoQ10 strengthens the immune system. In conditions of impaired immunity, it is important to maintain the optimal level of coenzyme Q10, which makes it possible to provide cells involved in the immune system with an adequate amount of energy.
Symptoms of coenzyme Q10 deficiency:
Symptoms of CoQ10 deficiency in the body may be manifested by the occurrence of:
- chronic fatigue syndrome,
- decrease in immunity and physical performance,
- organ symptoms, in which the deficit is most noticeable, e.g. reduction of cardiac output and impaired work.
Sources of coenzyme Q10 in food:
You will find Coenzyme Q10 in fish, oils, spinach and whole grains. Walnuts, flax, soy or rape seeds are also a good source of omega-3 acids.
Supplementation with coenzyme Q10:
Supplements which contain coenzyme Q10:
Coenzyme Q-10 100 mg, 60 capsules (Puritan’s Pride) – product available here
Coenzyme Q10 Bio-Quinon Active Q10 Gold 100 mg (Pharma Nord) 30 capsules – product available here
Coenzyme Q10 30 mg 60 capsules (Swanson) – product available here
Coenzyme Q10 100 mg 100 capsules (Swanson) – product available here
Coenzyme Q10 – F- COENZYME Q10 60 servings (Formeds)– product available here