Coenzyme Q10. Properties

Coenzyme Q10 or ubiquinone, is the enzyme responsible for the last step necessary for energy production within our cells. It is highly concentrated in organs with higher energy needs, such as heart muscle and liver and in those tissues that regenerate quickly, as the gums, where the lack of this nutrient has been associated with several problems. The obese, people with heart problems and the elderly tend to have low levels of coenzyme Q10.

Properties of Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is important for heart health, and this fact is not surprising given the fact the highest concentration of coenzyme Q10 in the human body is found in the cells of the heart muscle.

Although our bodies can synthesize coenzyme Q10, as we age the ability to produce it declines, just as our needs may be incremetadas.

Coenzyme Q10 as an antioxidant
Besides this coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant and an essential cofactor p ara oxidative phosphorylation. It was observed that with high doses of B vitamins, coenzyme Q10 improves many of the problems associated with poor function of oxidative phosphorylation, increasing energy levels in the brain.

In Parkinson's disease, has shown to improve motor control, the mood, the vision and slow the progression of the disease. He has also proved useful in Huntington's disease and Alzheimer's by reducing the functional decline and improving neuropsychological tests.

The doses used in these cases typically range from 200 to 2,400 mg.

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