Quick Tips: CoQ10

  1. Co-enzyme Q10 is a co-factor molecule and antioxidant found in mitochondria, or the energy production centre, of cells.
  2. It is found in high concentrations in the heart muscle and musculoskeletal system, but also found in every single cell of your body except hair and nails.
  3. It plays an essential role in both the oxygenation of cells and in the prevention of oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
  4. Why is that good? Lack of oxygen = fatigue + systemic inflammation and Oxidised LDL is what leads to creation of ‘bad’ cholesterol which is implicated in cardiovascular disease.
  5. Symptoms of low CoQ10: heart disease, low stamina/fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, fibromyalgia, poor memory, type 2 diabetes, ADHD,  bleeding gums.
  6. Key foods: CoQ10 is uncommon in our diet. Some of the better options include: cuttlefish, herring, rainbow trout, liver/organ meats (also in chicken, nuts, veg in small amounts).
  7. Those taking statins (cholesterol lowering medication) should take supplemental CoQ10 as statins block this coenzyme’s function.
  8. If you’re suffering fatigue, heart disease or taking a statin for high cholesterol, 150mg QoQ10 per day may assist low energy/fatigue and offer protection against CVD and high cholesterol.

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