We generally consider food as the fuel that gives us energy but it may be also worth looking at one advanced nutrition that fuels our everyday functions at both the cell and molecular levels. Each time your muscles contract, your body use ATP – energy molecules in your cells. If you decided to make push ups in a row, say a hundred, you will soon reach the point when you will not be able to make another single one – a condition called burn out. This means that at this point you have exhausted your ATPs which are generated in your cell with help of coenzyme CoQ10 – a kind of fuel for ATPs.
The most important muscle in your body is heart which is the largest consumer of the non-oxidised form of coenzyme CoQ10 called Ubuquinol. Heart also stores Ubiquinol as a bank account your money. Our body can naturally produce CoQ10 but around age of 40 production of this biochemical is drastically go down and our aging process accelerates. It addition, the people taking cholesterol lowering medication – statins drug- suffer the most because depletion of CoQ10 by these drugs. Many doctors recommend a Ubiquinol supplement when they prescribe a cholesterol in order to reduce harm by this medication to their patients CoQ10 reserves.
Many studies have shown that Ubiquinol are beneficial to your cardiovascular system. It supports arterial functioning and is vital for optimal heart health. It is also a very potent antioxidant that scavenges toxins and oxidants (free radicals) damaging DNA and causing rapid cells aging.
CoQ10 supplement is now widely available. However, when you buy it make sure that you have the converted form of CoQu10 – Ubiquinol which is the enhanced absorption form of CoQ10 and therefore more bioavailable. Conventional CoQ10 (Ubiquinone) supplements must first be converted to Ubiquinol to be used by your body.
CoQ10 Ubiquinol Facts:
- CoQ10 exists in the body in two forms: fully oxidised (Ubiquinone) and fully reduced (Ubiquinol).
- Your body must first convert CoQ10 Ubiquinone into Ubiquinol .
- Ubiquinol is simply the fully reduced state or the un-oxidised form of coenzyme Q10, which the body can immediately use for energy.
- CoQ10 Ubiquinol is fuel for ATP energy production which takes place in the mitochondria in cells. Mitochondria produce around 95% of the energy your body needs.
- Ubiquinol is a lipid-soluble antioxidant, synthesised naturally in the human body and actively protects the cell membranes from the degradation and free radical damage.
- Beef, pork, chicken and mackerel are good sources of a compound used for generation of CoQ10 in the body.
- As an antioxidant, Ubiquinol also restores Vitamin C and Vitamin E in our systems naturally.
- High levels of coenzyme Q10 are found in the tissues of the heart, liver, kidneys and the pancreas.