Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant in the body that is used by mitochondria to produce energy.
What are the health benefits of coenzyme Q10?
Most of the health benefits of CoQ10 are related to its ability to increase energy production and prevent oxidation. As an antioxidant, CoQ10 helps protect cellular structures from damage. It also helps maintain the active antioxidant form of vitamin E and increases important antioxidant enzymes that further protect cells.
How much coenzyme Q10 should be taken per day?
For people who are taking statins or looking for general antioxidant help, the dose of CoQ10 is usually 100 mg, which is the same in both forms. For those who need supplementation due to cardiac stress, aging, obesity, or diabetes mellitus, the dosage is Ubiquinone 150-200ml and Ubiquinol 100-150ml. For extra high absorption, CoQ10 should be taken with food.