Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin like substance with a powerful antioxidant action that is found in every cell of the body and in high concentrations in the heart.
This is because the heart has a high rate of energy production and CoQ10 is essential to this process. CoQ10 is naturally produced by our bodies but production declines with age. It is also found in foods although some sources, such as organ meats, are not commonly consumed nowadays.
CoQ10 supports healthy heart function via its role in energy production but also in its role as an antioxidant because it helps protect the cardiovascular system, the arteries to help maintain healthy blood flow and circulation.
CoQ10 also helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels and people with high cholesterol and other heart health concerns tend to have lower levels of CoQ10.
Because CoQ10 plays such an important role in energy production, it supports other muscles as well as the heart and for this reason, people wanting more get up and go can try it too.
Because CoQ10 declines with age, a CoQ10 supplement can help maintain healthy levels in ageing as well as helping to maintain healthy cholesterol and overall heart health.
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