According to the industry publication New Hope, coenzyme Q10 and the reduced version, ubiquinol, are among the most popular supplements for mitochondrial health.
CoQ10 Is an antioxidant that is found naturally in your body. It is particularly concentrated in the mitochondria the energy-producing factories in each of your cells. In fact, the mitochondria provide 90% of the energy that fuels cellular activity and keeps us alive. In addition to being a potent antioxidant, CoQ10 helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, promotes arterial health and supports a strong heartbeat. It also has proven health benefits for your gums, brain and skin. Studies suggest that it may help prevent migraines and slow hearing loss. Our levels of CoQ10 naturally decline with age. Fortunately, you can replenish these levels by taking supplemental CoQ10 like in our P.M. Shred. While everyone can benefit from taking a CoQ10 supplement, they are especially important for people with cardiovascular concerns, and for those who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, which further deplete your body’s CoQ10 stores.
Between 2000 and 2016, the number of Americans using CoQ10 increased from an estimated 2 million to 24 million, and the number of brands featuring CoQ10 has increased from 18 brands to 125. This rapid growth suggests people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of mitochondrial health, which is really great news.
Ubiquinol plays an important role in the electron transport chain of your mitochondria, where it facilitates the conversion of energy substrates and oxygen into the biological energy needed by your cells for life, repair and regeneration.
It’s a fat-soluble antioxidant, meaning it works in the fat portions of your body, such as your cell membranes, where it mops up potentially harmful byproducts of metabolism known as reactive oxygen species. Taking this supplement helps protect your mitochondrial membranes from oxidative damage, and this in turn has been shown to be helpful for a number of health conditions and chronic diseases.
This is to be expected, since many conditions, including heart disease and migraines — for which CoQ10 has been found beneficial — appear to be rooted in mitochondrial dysfunction. Low CoQ10 levels have even been detected in people with certain types of cancer, including lung, breast and pancreatic cancer, as well as melanoma metastasis, further strengthening the metabolic theory of cancer.
Researchers have identified a number of conditions and health concerns where CoQ10 can be of great benefit, including the following:
Heart disease, Migraines, Diabetes, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Chronic fatigue, Autism spectrum disorder, Hypertension, Heart transplant or chronic heart failure,
Mitral valve prolapse (ideally in combination with magnesium), and Arrhythmia.
We know that CoQ10 is particularly important if you’re taking a statin, as these cholesterol-lowering drugs deplete your body of CoQ10, which can have serious consequences for your heart and other muscles.
Our research has also shown CoQ10 should improve your exercise performance, improving your overall energy status, peak power production and muscle recovery when taken in doses you will find in Bionic Sports Nutritions PM Shred, per day. World class athletes who need extra ATP turnover use this great product every day of the week!
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