CoQ10 is a lipid-soluble antioxidant which is found in every cell in the body. CoQ10 is abundant in the mitochondrial membrane and plays an important role in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule of chemical energy upon which all cellular functions depend. The synthesis of ATP within the mitochondria is a multi-step series of biochemical reactions called the electron transport chain. As a coenzyme, CoQ10 is required for several enzymatic reactions required to produce cellular energy and to protect the body against free radicals produced during this process. To maintain energy production, mitochondrial CoQ10 is continuously recycled from ubiquinone, its ATP production state, to ubiquinol, its antioxidant, free radical scavenging state. After the age of 35 to 40 years, endogenous synthesis of CoQ10 begins to decline. CoQ10, an essential component of cellular energy production, has been shown to extend cell life and benefit high-energy requiring systems including the cardiovascular, neurological, and immune systems. Supplementation with a highly concentrated, oil-based CoQ10 enables faster recovery of CoQ10 levels for those that have increased CoQ10 requirements including: those with drug-induced depletion, increasing age, or increased tissue demands. The safety of CoQ10 at high doses has been tested in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The findings in this study showed that CoQ10 was well tolerated and safe at a high intake (900 mg/day).
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also known as ubiquinone, is a proenzyme produced naturally within the body.
CoQ10 plays a critical role in energy (ATP) production and is one of the most powerful known lipidsoluble antioxidants, protecting cells, organs and tissues from damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals. CoQ10 inhibits protein and lipid oxidation and protects mitochondrial DNA from oxidative damage. Ortho Molecular’s CoQ10300mg is highly concentrated for those that need to quickly and effectively increase levels of CoQ10. CoQ10300mg is delivered in a proprietary oil-based formulation including natural vitamin E for enhanced absorption and maximum stability.
One soft gel capsule per day or as recommended by your health care professional.