Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also known as Ubiquinone, is a nutrient, found in abundance in human cells. Discovered in 1957 by Dr. Fred Crane at the University of Wisconsin, and then was later the subject of Nobel Prize research in Edinburgh, Scotland. Co-enzyme Q10 is a nutrient necessary to the functioning of every cell in our bodies.
Co-enzyme Q10 is important for cell health as well as energy production. One of the main focuses of research with Co-enzyme Q10 is with cardiovascular patients. Studies have found that levels of Co-enzyme Q10 are low in people with heart disease because Co-enzyme Q10 is heavily concentrated in the mitochondria cells in the heart. This also explains how vital the role of Co-enzyme Q10 is in overall health.
The body's levels of Co-enzyme Q10 decline with age, therefore it is necessary to supplement the diet. Food does not contain significant amounts of Co-enzyme Q10 and the body does not produce enough Co-enzyme Q10 on its own, so supplementation is imperative in order to have adequate amounts of it.
Our bodies could not survive without Co-enzyme Q10, as it is necessary in the synthesis of ATP. Co-enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), is a member of the quinone cyclic compounds such as Vitamins E and K.
Co-enzyme Q10 is a powerful, fat-soluble, vitamin-like substance found naturally in all forms of animal life. It is biosynthesized in the membranes of cells in humans and is vital in the production of energy. It is a power plant of the body that is found in most cells, with especially high concentration in the heart, the organ that requires high levels of energy for normal operation.
In its pure form, Co-enzyme Q10 is a yellow-orange, tasteless, crystalline powder. Co-enzyme Q10 can supply or remove oxygen from biologically active molecules. Every cell in the body contains many intercellular components called mitochondria, which produce 95% of the total energy of the body.
Co-enzyme Q10 is an integral part of the membranes of the mitochondria where it is involved in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the basic energy molecules of the cell. Supplementing Co-enzyme Q10 aids in the body's cellular respiration and energy production; it's that simple. In addition, it is a potent antioxidant, similar to Vitamin E.
As a dietary supplement, Co-enzyme Q10 has been shown to be effective in improving memory, boosting immunity and energy as well as enhancing exercise performance.
Sterling Biotech is one of the few companies in the world to manufacture the product through fermentation route. The fermentation route product has a better therapeutic index and absorption than from other processes. Our product matches American, Japanese, European and British standards.
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