The vital coenzyme that has numerous health benefits, can promote fat loss and athletic performance, and without which no energy production is possible in the body, in a high-dose delivery form to optimize health, well-being and performance!
- Provides 200 mg of coenzyme Q10 per serving
- Can compensate for insufficient coenzyme Q10 self-production in old age, as well as due to physical stress, alcohol, nicotine, medications and various metabolic diseases
- Is essential for energy production in the body
- May support fat loss
- May increase athletic performance
- Promotes and accelerates recovery after exercise
- Possesses pronounced antioxidant properties that can protect organs, cells and DNA of the body from damage by free radicals
- May reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Supports and promotes the function of the immune system
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Has effective anti-aging properties
What is Coenzyme Q10?
Q10 is a coenzyme that is found in every cell of the human body and is one of the vital nutrients for the body. This coenzyme plays a crucial role in the energy production of the cells in the mitochondria and without coenzyme Q10 no cell of the body can produce ATP. ATP is the only source of energy that can be used directly by the cells of the body, without which virtually no bodily process that requires energy can occur. This ATP is produced in the mitochondria of the cells from the nutrients we consume in our food through a process also known as the respiratory chain. A deficiency of coenzyme Q10 thus results in a lack of energy at the cellular level, which can greatly affect health and well-being. Significantly, in the body, coenzyme Q10 is found in the highest concentrations in the organs that require the highest amounts of energy for their daily function. These include the heart, liver, lungs and kidneys. This is another indicator of the extremely important role of this coenzyme.
In addition to this, coenzyme Q10 has a variety of health benefits and can even promote fat loss and athletic performance. Scientists recommend a daily intake of 30 to 200 mg of coenzyme Q10 for optimal health, which is virtually impossible to achieve through natural food. At GN Q10, we use the maximum amount at 200 mg to ensure that you can fully benefit from all the benefits of this important coenzyme. In this context, it is worth mentioning that coenzyme Q10 did not cause any undesirable side effects even in long-term use at dosages of 1200 to 3000 mg per day in studies.
How can coenzyme Q10 deficiency occur and what are its effects?
Coenzyme Q10 is one of the nutrients that the body can produce itself when needed. This fact could lead to the hasty conclusion that something like a coenzyme Q10 deficiency cannot occur and supplementation is therefore pointless. However, the reality is unfortunately different. For one thing, there are many factors that can impair the body's own production of this vital coenzyme and/or greatly increase the need for it. These include, but are not limited to, severe physical stress, alcohol and nicotine use, metabolic diseases, low dietary coenzyme Q10 intake, and certain medications, which include statins, other cholesterol-lowering drugs, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory/pain medications. In addition, there are a number of situations where supplementation beyond healthy self-production can have a positive impact on health and well-being. There are statistics that suggest that only 25% of the population has optimal saturation of coenzyme Q10, and the majority of these are likely to be children and adolescents whose bodies are still capable of producing large amounts of coenzyme Q10. With increasing age, however, the body's own production continues to decline until it can finally come to a too low production and a deficiency.
What are the health benefits of coenzyme Q10?
Besides its essential role in the energy production of all cells of the body, coenzyme Q10 acts as a very powerful antioxidant that can protect organs, cells and DNA of the body from the damaging effects of free radicals. Elevated levels of free radicals, which are prevalent in our society for a variety of reasons, have been linked to the development of numerous diseases including cardiovascular disease, degenerative brain disease and cancer. In addition, many scientists consider free radicals to be the main trigger of cellular aging and aging of the body, which makes antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10 an effective anti-aging agent that can keep the body young inside and out and also reduce the visual aging of the skin. Among the best known may be the positive effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on cardiovascular health. Many patients suffering from heart problems, or who have already had a heart attack, have been shown to have abnormally low levels of this important coenzyme. Studies conducted with people suffering from heart failure have shown that coenzyme Q10 was able to bring about a marked reduction in symptoms and a significant improvement in cardiac performance, noticeably improving quality of life and also life expectancy. One study showed that coenzyme Q10 was able to reduce the mortality rate by 50% in patients suffering from heart failure. In addition to this, there are initial studies indicating that coenzyme Q10 could lower elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while improving the elasticity of blood vessels, which would reduce the risk of heart attack.
Coenzyme Q10 can reduce inflammation by inhibiting the body's own substance NF-kappaB, which is responsible for an activation of inflammatory processes in the body, which can have a positive effect on numerous diseases and the aging process, as well as improve the function of the immune system. In addition to this, coenzyme Q10 stimulates the production of antibodies and supports the activity of the so-called killer cells of the immune system, which fight the spread of pathogens in the body. Even in the initial stages of AIDS, the coenzyme can improve the function of the immune system weakened by this disease. Other beneficial effects of coenzyme Q10 include improving fertility in men by increasing sperm motility, slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease, and reducing symptoms of a disease of the muscles known as fibromyalgia.
What benefits can coenzyme Q10 have for fat loss?
Scientific studies have been able to show that coenzyme Q10 can significantly increase fat burning from a daily consumed amount of 90 mg. This is related to the body's brown adipose tissue, which, unlike the white adipose tissue that makes up our unwanted love handles, is highly metabolically active and plays an important role in adapting body temperature to severe cold. The brown adipose tissue is able to convert 100% of the supplied energy into heat and thereby increase the body temperature. This process burns many calories and increases the energy demand of the body. In order to activate the brown adipose tissue, so-called uncoupling proteins (UPCs) are required, which uncouple ATP production in the mitochondria of the brown adipose cells from the burning of nutrients, so that 100% of the energy produced is converted into heat and thus "wasted". Coenzyme Q10 is able to activate these proteins and thereby increase calorie consumption and fat burning.
How can coenzyme Q10 enhance athletic performance?
An interesting study from 2012 was able to show that supplementation with coenzyme Q10 was able to increase maximum performance in athletes significantly more than a placebo over a period of 6 weeks. This was attributed to an increase in the synthesis of ATP and creatine phosphate and an optimization of cellular energy metabolism of muscle cells and an inhibition of ammonia production during intense muscular exertion. The really interesting thing about this study is that it was conducted with high-performance athletes who were in the preparation phase for the Olympic Games. The scientists believe that the observed increase in performance could be much greater in untrained people and recreational athletes. Since coenzyme Q10 acts as a highly effective antioxidant, it can neutralize the increased amount of free radicals that are inevitably produced as a waste product of the energy metabolism of the muscles during intensive training and thereby significantly accelerate and improve muscle repair and regeneration after training.