Coenzyme Q10

What is Coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like substance that is produced by the human body and assists the body in producing energy. CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant and is beneficial on many levels.

What are the health benefits of Coenzyme Q10?
It is used to reduce blood pressure, increase oxygen supply to the heart as a treatment for arterial plaque, and is also part of treatment regimens for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and asthma. CoQ10 is responsible for muscle metabolism, and is used to prevent muscle pain and muscle damage when statin drugs are used to reduce cholesterol. As people age, their CoQ10 production decreases, and supplementation is typically used for maintaining proper levels in the body.

Where can I find Coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10 can be found online, in pharmacies, in health food stores, and in the offices of alternative medical practitioners.

Are there any precautions for taking Coenzyme Q10?
Some people have reported allergic reactions to this supplement. There are also reports of side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, rash, headache, fatigue, and insomnia. It is also recommended that those who suffer from hypoglycemia or diabetes take caution when taking this supplement.

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