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An Overview of Vitamin Q

Co enzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, or ubidecarenone, or co enzyme Q, and abbreviated at times as CoQ10 , or Co Q is a powerful antioxidant and is found in almost every cell in the body. Co enzyme Q10 is naturally fat soluble vitamin and helps convert food into energy. It can be gathered in the heart, liver, pancreas and kidneys and also some of its amount is present in the lungs. This vitamin is essential for normal functioning of cells and can be used to treat in many diseases.

Since CoQ10 is a antioxidant, it fights against the free radicals that are present in the body that can cause damage to cells and DNA. Damage to DNA can cause cancer. This vitamin Q is essential for the normal functioning of cell.

Co enzyme Q-10 is used for treating heart and blood vessel conditions such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, high blood pressure, and heart problems linked to certain cancer drugs, used for treating diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, gum disease (both taken by mouth and applied directly to the gums), breast cancer, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, increasing exercise tolerance, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), obesity, and Lyme disease.

Co-enzyme Q-10 will also aids in treating hair loss related to taking warfarin, a medication used to slow blood clotting.

Co enzyme Q-10 can help increase energy because it produces ATP, a molecule in body cells that functions like a rechargeable battery in the transfer of energy. Co enzyme Q-10 been tried for treating inherited or acquired disorders that limit energy production in the cells of the body and for improving exercise performance.

It is also used for strengthening the immune systems of people with HIV/AIDS, male infertility, migraine headache, and counteracting muscle pain sometimes caused by a group of cholesterol-lowering medications called “statins.”

Co enzyme Q10 levels decrease with age or as the individual gets older.

Updated: August 23, 2013 — 5:29 am

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