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Here at Healthy Nature Supplements, one of our top sellers is CoQ10.
What’s the big hubbub about it?
Is there any good reason for this?
Or is CoQ10 getting a big name just because someone famous promoted it?
First, What is CoQ10?
It’s actually something your body produces naturally. The full name for it is “coenzyme Q10.” Your body uses it to produce energy to grow cells and keep them functioning their best.
CoQ10 actually works as an antioxidant, which means it protects your body from harm by undesirable molecules. While your body makes it naturally, you can also find it in organ-based meats, beef, soy, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts.
People make a lot of claims about the benefits of CoQ10. However, the general main reasons most people take CoQ10 include:
To help with energy during workouts
CoQ10 plays a big role in the creation of ATP, which helps direct energy where your body and cells need it. ATP helps your muscles contract as they should, and it’s also essential for healthy metabolism too.
May assist in preventing heart failure
Some evidence suggests that, at this point, CoQ10 may reduce the risk of chronic heart failure. Studies have found that low CoQ10 levels in blood have been associated with chronic heart failure. CoQ10 could be used along with other supplements for maximum protection against this condition.
Relieve high blood pressure
At this time, studies support the effectiveness of CoQ10 in reducing high blood pressure. However, they were done for the short-term. More research is needed to analyze their effectiveness over the long-term.
May reduce some of the physical effects of aging
The evidence on CoQ10’s ability to reduce the appearance of aging is somewhat mixed. CoQ10 may reduce the roughness of skin and wrinkles. However, further research is needed before that claim can be fully trusted.
How Much Should You Take?
No official “Daily Value” recommendation exists. One reputable doctor, Andrew Weil, recommends 90 – 120 mg daily. Compare this to the typical American diet, which only gets you about 10 mg each day. There’s not a ton of research on the safety of CoQ10, but at least one study found patients took 1,200 mg daily without any observed side effects. Other studies have found dosages up to 3,600 mg safe, but the subjects did experience some gastrointestinal discomfort.
Of course, you can’t predict exactly how CoQ10 will improve your life. But you’ve learned how it’s helped the lives of many others. And there’s no evidence suggesting that it’s risky or causes any serious side effects.