DR. C VITAMINS Coenzyme Q10 Supplement - Promotes Energy Production
"Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble substance that plays a major role in energy production and antioxidant protection in the body. Levels of CoQ10 can be affected by a number of factors, including age, diet or drug-induced nutrient depletion.
We created No. 5 CoQ10 to help your body guard against these influences. This supplement has been studied and found to promote favorable outcomes in regards to cardiovascular health, energy levels, neurological health maintenance and muscle strength. We know you'll feel its benefits."
- Dr. C
SUPPORTS • cardiovascular system • brain and skin health • energy generation • healthy vision and hearing
DIRECTIONS 1 gel capsules in the morning 1 gel capsules in the evening
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is found in the body primarily in its interchangeable ubiquinone and ubiquinol forms. In general, CoQ10 supports mitochondrial energy production, antioxidant activity, cell membrane stabilization, gene expression and apoptosis, and neurological and cardiovascular health. Dietary contribution of CoQ10 is minimal and serum levels tend to decline with age or can be reduced due to drug induced nutrient depletion.
Synthesis of CoQ10 in the body is regulated by the enzyme HMG-CoAreductase. A variety of factors can inhibit HMG-CoA reductase and hinder CoQ10 production and availability, resulting in a potential increase in oxidative stress and a decrease in energy generation. In the event of reduced production, or drug-induced nutrient depletion, physicians recommend supplementation with CoQ10 to help maintain normal levels in the body.
A research study utilizing functional intracellular assay (FIA) suggested that CoQ10 may be a potential peripheral biomarker of antioxidant status in neurological health maintenance.*The value ofCoQ10 supplementation on cardiovascular health has also been confirmed by ongoing human research studies. A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study utilizing the same bioidentical, naturally yeast-fermented CoQ10 found in Nº5 formulas was conducted in a select group of 49 patients.Researchers observed that supplementation with 100 mg/d of CoQ10successfully restored plasma levels and significantly increased total CoQ10levels by 127%.