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Who needs CoQ10? Perhaps it’s you!

CoQ10’s multiple benefits

Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like compound which, in ideal conditions, is produced in adequate amounts by your body. CoQ10 is present in virtually all of your cells with the highest concentrations in your heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. CoQ10’s primary functions include acting as an antioxidant, a membrane stabilizer, and as a cofactor in metabolic pathways, particularly the production of ATP. Adenosine triphosphate is essential to many processes in your cells such as muscle contraction and nerve impulse propagation.

Deficiencies in CoQ10 can be a result of inadequate intake of many B vitamins, Vitamin C, and other trace elements as well as taking prescription drugs like “statins” (cholesterol-lowering drugs).

CoQ10 is believed to be taken up by the liver and transferred to very low-density lipoproteins (LDL, also sometimes referred to as “bad cholesterol”) and redistributed from your liver to your bloodstream.

When you take cholesterol-lowering medication, it reduces the production of LDL cholesterol and inhibits the transport of CoQ10 to your cells. CoQ10 supplements may counter a drug-induced CoQ10 deficiency.

Having adequate levels of CoQ10 in your body can have these benefits:

  • Analgesic/Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Anticancer/Anti-chemotherapy toxicity effects
  • Athletic performance benefits
  • Immunostimulating effects
  • Respiratory benefits
  • Otic (heating loss) effects

These are just a few of the ways your health can benefit from adequate levels of coenzyme Q10.

Speak to the Live Well team at Pharmasave Summerland about how CoQ10 supplements can benefit you.


Dan Cassidy – Nutritional Product Advisor