Boosting Co-Enzyme Q10 for Healthy Aging

Boosting Co-Enzyme Q10 for Healthy Aging

When we talk about the body making less of an essential compound as we age, you might think that means after age 65. But in the case of co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10), we hit peak production by age 30 and production wanes after that.

Why does this matter and how do we keep CoQ10 levels high as we get older? Read on to find out!

Aging, Smoking and Statin Drugs Zap CoQ10 Levels

CoQ10 is a fat-soluble compound that our bodies make. It’s essential and found in almost every cell in the body. CoQ10 works in the mitochondria – the powerhouses of the cells – to produce energy needed by all our tissues and organs, especially the heart and muscles. It’s also considered one of the most crucial lipid antioxidants for neutralizing free radicals that can damage our cells.

Researchers explain that “one of the hallmarks of aging is a decline in energy metabolism in many tissues, especially liver, heart, and skeletal muscle. Tissue concentrations of coenzyme Q10 have been found to decline with age, thereby accompanying age-related declines in energy metabolism.”

Researchers also say that our production of CoQ10 may peak as early as age 20 and by the time we’re 80, we’re producing half of our peak amount! That’s a bit alarming because our bodies need this compound to protect our cell membranes and keep our vital organs healthy.

Plus, as we age, our bodies are less able to neutralize free radicals from environmental toxins, smoking, sunlight, and even exercise. When we can’t neutralize free radicals, we’re at risk of oxidative stress that can damage our tissues and DNA, cause inflammation, and contribute to diseases.

In addition to the declining CoQ10 production as we age, smoking, taking statin drugs, and disorders like heart disease further zap our CoQ10 blood levels. For all of these reasons, it’s important we maintain CoQ10 levels that protect our healthy hearts, promote energy production in the heart, and support healthy blood vessel function.

Getting Enough CoQ10 to Stay Healthy

We can get dietary CoQ10 from meat, especially organ meats like liver or kidneys, oily fish like sardines, mackerel, and herring, some nuts and seeds, and a few vegetables including spinach, cauliflower, and broccoli. However, the amounts of CoQ10 found in food are minimal and may not be enough for our optimal health.

In supplements, the form of CoQ10 is important as our bodies don’t well absorb crystal or powder forms. Our immediate-release, crystal-free CoQ10 features CoQsol-CF® ubiquinone, which is formulated to be easily absorbed and is backed by clinical studies.

This easy-to-swallow soft gel also contains high-potency vitamin E and mixed tocopherols (members of the vitamin E family). You can take one or two a day with meals or as directed by your health care provider.

If you’re concerned about a CoQ10 deficiency, ask your doctor about testing. Additionally, please talk to your doctor before adding CoQ10 if you take medication or have a health condition.

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Co-Enzyme Q10 Crystal-Free

Co-Enzyme Q10  Crystal-Free

Immediate Release

$46.99

Co-Enzyme Q10, featuring CoQsol-CF®️, a crystal-free form of CoQ10, vitamin E, and mixed tocopherols, promotes heart and blood vessel health. This antioxidant also promotes optimal energy production in cells and helps replenish blood levels of CoQ10 which may be depleted by statin drugs or smoking.

 

At-a-Glance

  • Promotes heart & blood vessel health*
  • Supports the body’s antioxidant defenses*
  • Helps maintain healthy cell function*
  • Helps replenish blood levels of CoQ10, which may be depleted by statin drugs* 

Product Description

Co-Enzyme Q10 is ideal for adults who want nutritional support for heart health as well as whole body health. It is especially helpful for people who take statin drugs.*

Co-Enzyme Q10 features CoQsol-CF® a highly soluble, crystal-free form of CoQ10 (ubiquinone) along with high-potency vitamin E and mixed tocopherols.

Co-Enzyme Q10 is specially formulated to overcome common barriers to CoQ10 absorption that can occur with regular powdered forms. With its superior CoQ10 absorption which is backed by clinical research, each easy-to-swallow soft gel helps you maintain high blood levels of this important nutrient.

CoQ10 exerts dual benefits for heart and whole body health. First, it works inside the mitochondria – the energy factory of cells – to produce energy; especially in the heart, muscles and other tissues with high metabolic demands. Second, CoQ10 functions as a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals that can damage cells. Vitamin E and mixed tocopherols complete the formula for additional antioxidant protection.*

CoQsol-CF® is a registered trademark of Soft Gel Technologies Inc.

Features

  • Easy-to-swallow softgels
  • No salt, starch, preservatives, artificial colors or flavorings
  • Gluten-free
  • Free of common allergens (milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy)

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you expect?

Co-Enzyme Q10 works to fortify your body’s antioxidant defenses, fuel cellular energy production, and help replenish blood levels of CoQ10, which may be depleted by statin drugs.*

How does it work?

Each soft gel provides 100 mg of water-soluble, crystal-free CoQ10, which is readily absorbed and taken into the bloodstream where it can be delivered to cells, tissues, and organs for antioxidant protection and for cellular energy production.*

How do you take it?

As a dietary supplement for adults, take one (1) to two (2) soft gels twice daily, preferably with meals, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Are there any precautions?

Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are taking any medications, or are pregnant or nursing. As with all dietary supplements, keep out of reach of children.

What product quality control tests are performed?

Co-Enzyme Q10 is manufactured in the United States (Oregon) in a state-of-the-art, FDA-registered facility that meets or exceeds current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Quality control tests are performed at every stage of the manufacturing process from rigorous raw material testing to finished product testing.

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