Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a compound found in the mitochondria of your cells. CoQ10 is essential for the mitochondria to produce energy, maintain proper cellular function, provide support against oxidative stress, while offering potent anti-inflammatory properties.
CoQ10 Generates Cellular Energy
CoQ10’s primary function is to generate energy within your cells. It plays a key role in making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), your body’s energy source.
ATP Declines with Age
ATP is the body’s immediate fuel source for energy production. Just as NAD⁺ declines with age, ATP does as well.
Many aging-related conditions have been linked to mitochondrial dysfunction, and low levels of ATP, CoQ10 and NAD⁺. CoQ10 & NADH are both co-enzymes that are required for your body to maintain optimal levels of ATP.
“The dysfunction of NAD⁺ biosynthesis plays a critical role in the pathophysiologies of multiple diseases, including age-associated metabolic disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and mental disorders.”⑵
CoQ10 is Essential for Healthy Aging
Although present in every cell of your body, CoQ10 is found in the greatest concentrations within organs that have the highest energy demands, such as the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. It is essential for the health of all tissues and organs.
“In humans, heart levels of CoQ10 peak at about age 20 years and decline by about 50% at age 80 years.” ⑶
CoQ10 & Inflammation
Recent studies have demonstrated that CoQ10 supplementation may help lower inflammation.
“A recent meta-analysis provided evidence that CoQ10 supplementation significantly reduced the inflammatory markers CRP (C-reactive protein), IL-6 and TNF-α.”⑷
Decrease Inflammation to Restore NAD⁺ Levels
Chronic inflammation is a risk factor for a wide range of age-related diseases and it’s a major consumer of NAD.⁺ In order to restore your NAD⁺ pool, minimizing inflammation is vital.
CoQ10’s Potential Impact on Healthspan & Lifespan
One double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial was carried out in an elderly community with 443 participants. The study showed that 4-year supplementation with CoQ10 was associated with an Improved quality of life, plus an increase in the number of days out of the hospital, compared to the group who did not supplement. In this study, participants were co-supplemented with selenium. ⑸
Another study demonstrated that rats which supplemented with CoQ10 lived longer than those who did not. Those that supplemented with it experienced an 11.7% increase in mean life span, and a 24% increase in maximum life span. ⑹
About Liposomal Delivery
Only a very small percentage of standard orally administered CoQ10 is taken up in the blood stream.⑺
Our process encapsulates and delivers CoQ10 intracellularly in its complete form where it can be absorbed and utilized rather than being destroyed in the stomach. Learn More About Improved Bioavailability with Liposomes.