How Can a CoQ10 Supplement Help You?
Studies have shown improvement of symptoms related to heart failure (5), decreased fibrosis of the heart (10) and decreased systolic blood pressure (11).
Studies have shown improvements in sperm quality (6) and prevention of age-related decreases in egg quality and quantity (7).
Studies have shown decreased inflammation (12 and decreased frequency, severity, and duration of migraines (13).
CoQ10 supplementation encourages formation of bone building cells while decreasing formation of bone breakdown cells (8,9).
Studies have shown CoQ10 supplementation prevents oxidative damage to cell membranes and lipoproteins. It has also been shown to regenerate other antioxidants (such as ascorbate and alpha-tocopherol) (4)
CoQ10 helps generate energy in your cells.
Activated CoQ10 is in the active form (ubiquinol) of CoQ10 which gives it superior bioavailability. Studies have shown that the ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is much more effective at improving nutrient status in the body when compared to the ubiquinone form. This is important because it becomes more difficult for us to convert ubiquinone (inactive form) to ubiquinol (active form) as we age. In a randomized controlled trial, participants were given 200mg of CoQ10 per day, either in the ubiquionol or the ubiquinone form.
In the ubiquinol group, plasma levels were 40% higher than the ubiquionone group after 2 weeks of supplementation.
The ubiquinol supplement led to at least a 1-fold increase in 7 subjects, while the ubiquinone only did so in 2 subjects. (3)