Coenzyme Q10 is also known as ubiquinone (ubi is short for “ubiquitous” meaning "everywhere"). Coenzyme Q10 (or just Q10) is a vitamin-related substance with vitamin C that contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Coenzyme Q10 (or just Q10) is a vitamin-like substance . It's also called ubiqinon (ubi is Latin and means ”everywhere”). Active Q10 Pharma Nord contains vitamin C that contributes to a normal energy-yielding metabolism. When a cell needs energy it convert fat, carbohydrate, protein, and alcohol to the ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that stores energy in its chemical form. The cell breaks down the ATP molecule and releases the energy trapped inside. The entire process takes place inside the cells in some small bean-shaped structures called mitochondria. In all mitochondria coenzyme Q10 is found. Muscle cells are particularly dependent on large amounts of energy, which is why muscle cells contain substantially more mitochondria than other types of cells. The heart muscle is a good example of body tissue with cells that contain a large number of mitochondria and have a correspondingly large energy requirement.
Good Q10 sources
Q10 is found in different types of food with the best sources being things like:
- soy oil
The reason why Q10 cannot be called a vitamin is that the body is able to synthesize it. The endogenous production of Q10 takes place in the liver. As we grow older and also as a result of certain diseases, our body’s ability to synthesize Q10 tapers off. Experts estimate that the body’s Q10 levels peak around the age of 20-25 years. From this point, the body’s production of Q10 starts to decline.
Although it has not been established officially, the diet is thought to provide around 5-20 mg of Q10 daily. The body has a Q10 “buffer” of around 1 to 1.5 grams. The major part of it is stored in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Q10 and cholesterol, a substance that is also produced in the liver, share the same chemical pathway. Studies have shown that certain cholesterol-lowering drugs inhibit the body’s natural production of Q10.
A very safe substance
Studies show that even if you take supplements of Q10 for an extended length of time it does not affect the body’s endogenous production of the compound. Some studies have used doses of up to 1,200 mg daily without any problems. More than 20 years of science support the use of Pharma Nord’s Q10.
• Normal Q10 = oxidized Q10 = Ubiqinone
• Active Q10 = reduced Q10 = Ubiqinol