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Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q is found in small amounts in a wide variety of foods and is manufactured in all tissues from tyrosine. The biosynthesis of CoQ10 from the amino acid tyrosine is a procedure requiring at least eight vitamins and several trace elements, thus involving too many stages. Coenzymes are cofactors. The relatively large and multifaceted enzymes extremely rely on coenzymes for their function.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is produced by the human body. It is essential for cell functioning.
CoQ10 levels decrease with age and is reduced in individuals with some chronic diseases such as cancer, heart conditions, HIV / AIDS, muscular dystrophies, Parkinson's disease, and diabetes. It is also being researched for cancer treatment and as relief from cancer treatment side effects. An antioxidant protects cells from chemicals known as free radicals. Coenzyme Q10 is an effective antioxidant, acting as free radical scavenger. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals which can harm vital parts of cells. This damage or harm plays a task in cancer development and Coenzyme Q10 plays its part in this damage prevention.

This particular function of Co Q 10 being an antioxidant, helps and protects the nervous system from degenerative diseases, such as, Parkinson’s disease. It is a disorder affecting the nervous system, caused due to the failure of nerve cells to synthesize a neurotransmitter, dopamine. Relief from symptoms is not obtained. The multifaceted antioxidant role of Co Q10, protects from the LDL oxidative modification. Nevertheless, the probability of atherosclerosis is reduced. CoQ10 is needed for the regeneration of vitamin E. Co Q 10 aids in weight diminution by stimulating the metabolic processes. It plays a vital role in the respiratory chain and energy synthesis. It helps in treatment of angina pectoris, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Regular intake of Co Q 10 drops reduces hypertension.
This results in a sluggish disease sequence in individuals with the initial stages of Parkinson’s. Co Q10 helps in prevention against cell multiplication and immunity boosting, thereby preventing harmful diseases, such as, breast cancer. In the presence of pyridoxine, Alzheimer’s disease, accompanied by disorientation and wandering attention. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation helps white blood cell production and modulates the infection. Diabetics are deficient in coenzyme Q10.
Body infection is prevented by the defense mechanism or immune system, comprising of the spleen, thymus gland, tonsils and lymph nodes. Coenzyme Q10 maintains the integrity of this mechanism. The Co Q10 supplements are hypoglycemic and intend to protect the body from muscle injury. Higher doses are not linked with toxicity. Supplementation of 30-90 mg per day is recommended under the guidance of a physician.

Submitted on January 16, 2014