Coenzyme Q10 carries out a crucial role in the generation of energy in every cell in the body.
Coenzyme q10 is a powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant and anti-inflammatory produced within the body.
However, levels of coenzyme q10 present in the body fall with age and, because of its importance in sustaining health and energy, supplementation can provide significant tangible benefits.
Coenzyme q10 functions in every cell of the body to produce energy. It is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function (mitochondria are the energy-producing centres of all cells) as a crucial participant in the chain of metabolic chemical reactions that generate energy within cells. Coenzyme q10 helps produce energy in the mitochondria through the oxidation of fats and sugars. Therefore, it offers enhanced energy levels and greater endurance, as well as a greater ability to lose body fat, while preventing the energy decline seen in ageing cells.
Coenzyme q10 also works synergistically with other antioxidants to elevate cellular levels of vitamins C and E and glutathione and to help regulate blood sugar and enhance insulin sensitivity.
The antioxidant nature of coenzyme q10 derives from its energy carrier function. As an energy carrier, it continuously goes through an oxidation - reduction cycle, accepting and giving up electrons. In its reduced form, it can easily give up electrons both to stabilise and thus neutralise free radicals and regenerate other antioxidants. It is particularly effective at protecting the vulnerable mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA from oxidative stress.
A growing body of scientific research links a deficiency of coenzyme q10 to age-related diseases such as Parkinson's, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
In general, coenzymes support enzymes in their various biochemical functions. Coenzyme q10 is found in every cell of the body, but is present in higher concentrations in organs with higher energy requirements such as the kidneys, liver and heart.
Studies have confirmed that, due to its fat-soluble nature, the bioavailability of coenzyme q10 is greatly increased by its suspension in oil, such as occurs in a softgel capsule supplement. The suspension of coenzyme q10 in flaxseed oil provided inside Lumity capsules ensures that coenzyme q10 is absorbed directly in the gastrointestinal tract with immediate effect on blood plasma levels.Buy Lumity