The Truth about CoQ10
Aging Younger would like to educate you on the Why supplementing with CoQ10 is important. As we age, the body’s production of CoQ10 declines significantly. As we age, many find themselves taking Statin drugs which deplete CoQ10 levels in the body.
CoQ10 is a fat-soluble nutrient produced naturally by our bodies. It is found in every cell in the body, and higher concentrations of CoQ10 is found in organs that require the most energy — such as the heart, liver, muscles and kidneys. CoQ10 is concentrated in these organs because it is essential to the process of producing cellular energy.
CoQ10 plays an important role in the body’s energy production and is an essential component of the mitochondria, where it helps to metabolize fats and carbohydrates and maintain cell membrane flexibility. CoQ10 is also involved in the production of several key enzymes that are used to create ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), a key energy storage molecule. CoQ10 is absolutely essential for life.
The Truth behind Ubiquinone vs. Ubiquinol
Not many are aware that in the body both forms of CoQ10 are available and utilized by the body, those forms being Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. The oxidized form is ubiquinone and the reduced form is ubiquinol. When oxidized CoQ10 (ubiquinone) is used by the body, it transforms and becomes ubiquinol. In the same way, reduced CoQ10 (ubiquinol) becomes ubiquinone when it carries out its role in the body.
To better understand the mechanism as to how this works, let’s look at the role CoQ10 plays in cellular energy production. It is found inside the cell’s mitochondria, the site where energy product ion occurs. It acts an electron acceptor or donor in the chain of reactions that lead to energy production. When oxidized CoQ10 (ubiquinone) accepts an electron from another molecule in the chain, it becomes reduced (ubiquinol) and when reduced CoQ10 (ubiquinol) donates an electron, it becomes oxidized (ubiquinone). Maintaining this state of equilibrium is how the body benefits from.
At Aging Younger we know that the body is an extremely intelligent magnificent healing machine and is capable of turning one form of CoQ10 into the other as needed.
Rejuvenis CoQ10 Lozenge:
It Is also an effective free radical fighter that may beneficially affect the aging process. As we age, our body’s production of CoQ10 declines by as much as 80%. Because it is so important to energy production, and therefore life, researchers believe that this decline may be a factor in the effects of aging on the human body.The highest levels of Rejuvenis CoQ10 Lozenge are found in tissues in the body that work the hardest; like the heart, the liver, etc. Initial studies on CoQ10 found that persons with cardiac insufficiency had very low levels of CoQ10, and that supplementation increased CoQ10 levels. So CoQ10 is not only an effective free radical fighter, but it supports cardiovascular health as well.
Do any of your CoQ10 products contain soy?
Rejuvenis CoQ10 Lozenge itself does not contain soy. However, because CoQ10 is a fat-soluble substance, our Rejuvenis CoQ10 supplement includes additional ingredients to facilitate absorption and utilization, including Lecithin, and Vitamin E. Lecithin and Vitamin E are both highly purified fractions derived from soybean oil. Check the label carefully for information on soy content.
How and when should I take CoQ10?
Rejuvenis CoQ10 Lozenge works better if taken with fats and oils. Many CoQ10 supplements contain oils in the base and are sold as liquid-filled soft gel capsules. All forms of CoQ10 will work better if taken with a meal containing fats, or with healthy supplements providing fat, such as our Rejuvenis Krill Oil.
What about the quality of Rejuvenis CoQ10?
Rejuvenis CoQ10 Lozenge is the natural, 100% all-trans form of CoQ10 that is produced using leading Japanese technology natural fermentation. The all-trans form is considered to be the best and most natural form available. Differences in absorption or utilization of CoQ10 products are mostly associated with oils and other compounds added to CoQ10 within a soft gel capsule. These differences are far less important when the supplement is taken at the same time as other oils or oil-based supplements in the diet, rather than between meals. This makes it possible to take CoQ10 in a vegetarian form and still enjoy the benefits of enhanced absorption.