Prairie Naturals – CoEnzyme Q10 + Vitamin D
Coenzyme Q10 Sparks Your Energy!
Prairie Naturals brings you these Coenzyme Q10 100mg easy to swallow and readily absorbable softgels in a base of pure olive oil and rice bran oil. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) provides superior antioxidant protection. Coenzyme Q10 100mg from Prairie Naturals boosts energy, enhances the immune system, supports heart health, controls cholesterol levels, and reduces the risk of diabetes, breast cancer and periodontal disease.
Coenzyme Q10 is one of the ten types of coenzyme Q that are found in nature, but the only one that is used by humans. While it is a very important fat-soluble antioxidant, it’s most beneficial for enhancing heart health and circulation. This is because CoQ10 helps the heart use oxygen and energy effectively, which is crucial; for as a muscle (and obviously the most important one in the body; CoQ10 optimizes the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively.
Increased Need for CoQ10
Our bodies actually product CoQ10, but as we age – especially after the age 40 – its production begins to decline to such a level that by the time we are in our sixties our CoQ10 levels are only about 10% of what they were when we were in our thirties. Supplementing with a good quality coenzyme Q10 can help to replenish this shortfall and produce significant benefits for our health, at a time in people’s lives when they can need it most. Some studies have shown that as many as 75% of people are deficient in coenzyme Q10.
However, aging is not the only reason people can need to take a CoQ10 supplement. Exposure to toxins and pollutants result in severe oxidative stress from free radicals which deplete coenzyme Q10 and create a great need for more. Illnesses that put stress on the immune system will also deplete your coenzyme Q10 resources as it enhances tissue oxygenation.
Types of CoQ10: Ubiquinone vs. Ubiquinol
There are two main supplemental forms of CoQ10 that you will find in health food stores. The original form, ubiquinone is the industry standard and has been thoroughly studied for years; the latest, and more active form of CoQ10 is ubiquinol, which is the biologically active form used best by the body.
CoQ10 and Energy
When people take ubiquinone or ubiquinol CoQ10 they will usually notice a substantial increase in energy, both mental and physical. As you read above, Coenzyme Q10 is needed by every muscle in the body. Muscles use a type of energy called ATP; it’s what each individual muscle cell uses to perform the contractions that result in any type of movement, whether its simply the diaphragm making the lungs inhale, or whether it’s running a marathon. CoQ10 is needed to make ATP; without enough, the muscles will fatigue sooner and to a greater degree. Many athletes take CoQ10 supplements, especially the ubiquinol form, to enhance their ATP production. Naturopathic doctors often recommend their patients with Fibromyalgia, (who have chronic muscle weakness) take CoQ10 for this same reason.
It has anti-aging properties because as an antioxidant it protects the body against environmental pollutants other substances that and lead to aging. The free radical theory of aging is generally accepted as one of the major external causes of the aging process. With CoQ10’s ability to stabilize free radicals, it can make a dramatic difference in reducing the DNA damage free radicals cause that can lead to the premature aging of tissues and the individual cells of which they are made. In addition, Coenzyme Q10 helps to improve circulation, which improves the flow of nutrients and oxygen to tissues, thus keeping them healthier longer.
CoQ10 and Prescription Medications
Coenzyme Q10 may decrease the effectiveness of warfarin. The following prescription medications deplete coenzyme Q10 and supplementation is strongly advisable: hydralazine, thiazide diuretics, cholesterol lowering medication, sulfonylureas, beta blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, chloropromazine, clonidine, methyldopa, diazoxide, biguanides and haloperidol.