We haven’t talked about CoEnzyme Q10 in a long while. CoQ10, also called Ubiquinone, is found in every cell of your body. CoQ10 is at play in about 95% of the energy your body produces, and its primary function is to help create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is cell energy. As you can imagine, the organs with the highest energy requirements, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys, have the highest concentration of CoQ10. On top of that, CoQ10 is an antioxidant, helping to rid the body of free radicals.
It’s kind of a big deal.
Researchers have found many effective uses for CoQ10 supplementation. It is beneficial as an anti-inflammatory on a cellular level. Studies have shown it is useful in treating general inflammation, reducing the frequency of, and pain in, migraines, and slowing the progression of Parkinson’s. It may improve ejection fractions in patients with congestive heart failure, improve glucose and HbA1c levels, and help male infertility by improving the quality of sperm.
It’s safe to say that CoQ10 plays a vital role in keeping us healthy.
CoQ10 is primarily found in:
- Organ meats: Heart, liver, and kidney
- Some muscle meats: Pork, beef, and chicken
- Fatty fish: Trout, herring, mackerel, and sardine
- Vegetables: Spinach, cauliflower, and broccoli
- Fruit: Oranges and strawberries
- Legumes: Soybeans, lentils, and peanuts
- Nuts and seeds: Sesame seeds and pistachios
- Oils: Soybean and canola oil
If you’re dealing with aging, low energy levels, or any of these health challenges we’ve mentioned, you may want to take a look at C0Q10 supplements. You may be shocked at how much better you feel!