Organika Coenzyme Q10 120mg 60 Capsules
Support a healthy heart with this coenzyme, critical to the production of energy in all our cells.
Enhance Your Routine
- Supports healthy heart function
- Supports cellular ATP energy production
- Assists metabolic function
- Antioxidant for the maintenance of good health
Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, is found in all our cell and mitochondrial membranes, playing quite a vital role in all functions occurring in the body. Coenzymes are helper molecules, which assist enzymes to do their job, allowing all sorts of reaction to move forward. The Q and 10 parts refer to extra pieces of their molecular structure that show its differences from other coenzymes. CoQ10 resembles a fat-soluble vitamin. We make it internally, and also get it from our diet.
Coenzyme Q10 is vital for energy production in the mitochondria of the cell. Organs that require the most energy have the highest concentrations of CoQ10, and include the heart, liver and kidneys. (Heart health is the area it is most studied in supporting.) It assists in neurotransmitter synthesis (GABA, dopamine, serotonin etc.), so it is important for cognitive and mood support. As a powerful antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 has the ability to benefit all areas of the body. It’s a whole-body supportive molecule, for some of those big picture issues like energy and stamina, and cardiovascular and cognitive health. Sounds like a big deal!
But we can get deficient in this vital molecule. We can get low from two directions - a reduced amount produced internally, or an increased need. Certain genetic mutations can affect CoQ10 production. It also naturally decreases with age, when we start becoming aware of our cardiovascular and cognitive health. CoQ10 appears to be lower in people with certain conditions such as heart disease. Consider regular CoQ10 supplementation to maintain healthy CoQ10 levels as you age or your energy levels drop.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENT — EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS:
Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) 120 mg
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source)
- Gelatin (Capsule)
How to Use
RECOMMENDED DOSE — (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY:
Take 1 capsule once per day.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q: What’s the best way to take CoQ10?
A: As a fat-soluble antioxidant, it is best taken with food that contains fat for maximum absorption.
Q: Why does it state you are tobacco free? Are some products made from tobacco?
A: Some CoQ10 products are made by extracting a precursor from tobacco stems and converting to CoQ10. This method may be less expensive, but it is also less effective. Organika uses the bacterial fermentation method to source its coenzyme Q10.
Q: Why is it called ubiquinone?
A: CoQ10 is also called ubiquinone because it’s ubiquitous in nature - it’s found everywhere, in all animals and most bacteria.
Q: What do I need to know about CoQ10 and statin medications?
A: Taking statin medications for heart conditions can decrease the amount of CoQ10 available to cells. Since CoQ10 can help decrease symptoms of heart conditions, it makes double sense to supplement with CoQ10 if you are taking statins. Always check with your doctor when adding to pre-existing medications.
Q: If it’s found everywhere, does that mean I can find it in food sources as well?
A: Yes indeed. As you might expect, the highest sources of CoQ10 are in organ meats like heart and liver. Beef, pork, chicken and fish all contain modest amounts, plus oils and nuts. Even some vegetables and fruits contain low amounts like parsley, broccoli, avocado, and grapes. However, without regular organ meat consumption, it would be challenging to eat supplemental doses from your regular diet. Research shows that in the developed world, we eat ~ 3-6mg of CoQ10 a day, which is a far cry from the 120mg found in Organika’s CoenzymeQ10.