Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10, according to advertising slogans, is an excellent dietary supplement that increases stamina, promotes active weight loss, helps fight cancer and even AIDS, and slows down aging.
It is possible that all these facts are exaggerated, but it has been scientifically proven that the nutrient has huge potentials in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, gum diseases and other ailments.


  • 1 What is Q10 "> 2 How does Q10 work?
  • 3 Therapeutic use of Q10
  • 4 Preventive use of Q10
  • 5 Benefits of Q10
  • 6 Additional Benefits
  • 7 Instructions for use Q10
  • 8 side effects
  • 9 Recommendations
  • 10 Recent Research
  • 11 Warning!
  • 12 Coenzyme Q10 - Video

What is Q10?

Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring compound produced by the body that belongs to the quinone family. It was first discovered in 1957, calling it ubiquinone, because it is ubiquitous (i.e., found everywhere). It has been proven that coenzyme Q10 is present in the organisms of all living things, and is also found in many foods, such as nuts and oils.
More recently, coenzyme Q10 was one of the most popular nutritional supplements. Supporters of this nutrient take it to maintain overall health, to treat heart disease and a number of other ailments. Some doctors tend to believe that coenzyme Q10 has such a significant role for the body that it should be called "vitamin Q".

How does Q10 work?

Coenzyme Q10 is a catalyst for metabolism, a chain of chemical reactions, due to which food is broken down by the body into energy parts for future use. Coenzyme acts in combination with other farmers and enzymes, forming a compound that accelerates vital metabolic processes, providing cells with enough energy to digest food, heal wounds, support muscle tissue and perform other functions.
Since this enzyme is very important in energy production, it is clear that it is in every cell of the body. Generally, its concentration is high in heart cells, because this organ beats with a frequency of more than 100, 000 beats daily. In addition, coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant, as well as vitamins C and E, it helps to neutralize cell-damaging molecules called free radicals.

Therapeutic use of Q10

The enzyme is used for:

1. improving the functioning of the cardiovascular system when it comes to congestive heart failure, weakening of the heart muscle, high blood pressure and heart rhythm disturbances;
2. treatment of gum disease;
3. protecting nerves and slowing the development of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease;
4. prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease, slowing age-related changes in the body;
5. maintaining the course of diseases such as cancer or AIDS;

Preventive use of Q10

Coenzyme Q10 helps prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases that are associated with damage to cells by free radicals. Widely used as a dietary supplement to maintain overall body tone.
With age-related changes, the level of this enzyme in the body decreases, so many doctors advise taking it as a dietary supplement daily. By taking this drug, you make up for the lack of an enzyme in the body, which improves overall health. It is proved that with ordinary food a person can not receive a daily dose of this enzyme, because of this, the functions of the body can weaken.

Positive effects of Q10

Coenzyme Q10 significantly improves the condition of patients with cardiovascular diseases, especially with congestive heart failure. In the course of numerous studies, it was proved that the condition of almost all patients improved, pain in the heart area decreased, and endurance increased. Other studies have found that patients with cardiovascular ailments tend to have low levels of this enzyme in the body. It was also found that coenzyme Q10 can protect against blood clots, lowers blood pressure, normalizes irregular heartbeats, and significantly reduces the symptoms of Raynaud's disease (weak blood flow to the limbs).

If you suffer from these ailments, consult your healthcare provider about taking this nutritional supplement. Remember that coenzyme Q10 is a supplement, but not a substitute for traditional treatment. It is contraindicated to use it instead of medications for the treatment of diseases. It is used in combination as an active food supplement.
It cannot be said with accuracy that taking the enzyme is 100% effective, for a noticeable result you need a long course of taking.

Additional positive effects

Among the additional positive effects it is customary to distinguish the following:

  1. Fast postoperative wound healing;
  2. Treatment of gum disease, easing pain and bleeding;
  3. Prevention and therapy of Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s diseases, fibromyalgia;
  4. Slowing down the processes of tumor growth, cancer prevention;
  5. Increased stamina in people who have AIDS;

Also, some doctors believe that this enzyme significantly stabilizes blood sugar in people with diabetes. However, this fact has not yet received scientific confirmation.
In addition to the above, there are many other statements regarding the benefits of this nutritional supplement. According to them, it slows down aging, improves skin tone, reduces wrinkles, tightens the facial contour, helps with chronic fatigue, strengthens the immune system and fights allergy symptoms.
However, to determine how effective Coenzyme Q10 is against these diseases, many more studies will be required.

Directions for use Q10

Standard dosage: 50 milligrams twice daily.
Increased dosage: 100 milligrams twice a day (used to improve the functions of the cardiovascular system, with Alzheimer's disease and other ailments).

Coenzyme Q10 should be taken in the morning and evening, during meals. The course of admission is at least eight weeks.

Side effects

According to studies, the coenzyme Q10 dietary supplement has no side effects even at high dosages. In rare cases, upset stomach, thinness, diarrhea, loss of appetite can be observed. In general, the drug is safe. However, you should not use it without consulting a doctor, especially for pregnant and lactating women, since it can not be said that the drug has been well studied.


1. Despite the fact that the enzyme itself is common in nature, preparations containing it are quite expensive. A standard daily dose (100 milligrams) can cost about 1, 400 rubles a month.
2. It is best to choose coenzyme Q10 in capsules or oil-based tablets (soybean oil or any other). Since the enzyme is a fat-soluble compound, it will be absorbed most quickly by the body. Take the drug with food.

Recent research

A large experiment with the participation of Italian scientists showed that among 2.5 thousand patients suffering from heart diseases, there was a noticeable improvement as a result of daily intake of coenzyme Q10, which was used as an adjunct to the main treatment. In addition, patients noticed an improvement in skin and hair, as well as improved sleep. Patients observed increased efficiency, vigor, and low fatigue. Dyspnea decreased, blood pressure stabilized. The number of colds has decreased, which once again proves the strengthening properties of this drug in its effect on the immune system.

A warning!

For pregnant and lactating women, before using the drug, consultation with your doctor is necessary, because for this group, this nutrient has not been studied well enough.

Coenzyme Q10 - Video