Swanson CoQ10 200mg – 90 Caps
CoQ10 plays a vital role in a wide range of essential bodily processes, including boosting brain health, supporting healthy blood pressure and more. Help support heart and cardiovascular function with Swanson CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10).*
Also known as ubiquinone, CoQ10 assists in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the body. ATP is the body’s energy currency. As we age, our bodies produce less and less CoQ10, and this decline seems to increase after the age of 40, which is an excellent time to begin thinking about taking a CoQ10 supplement. Cholesterol drugs (like statins), stress and damage-causing free radicals may also decrease CoQ10 levels in our bodies.* Product labels may vary. Same formula. New look.
What is CoQ10?
CoQ10 is classified as an antioxidant. Some sources also refer to it as a vitamin-like nutrient because it’s a critical compound used by every single cell within the body. The reason it isn’t technically a vitamin is simply because the body produces it on its own, unlike vitamin C, for example, which must be obtained from diet.*
Your cells use CoQ10 as a source of natural energy. It’s used in the production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, the basic form of cellular energy that is needed by cells to grow and stay healthy. Thus, CoQ10 is concentrated quite heavily in the organs that require the most energy to carry out their normal tasks. Your heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas all must maintain high levels of CoQ10 to function properly.*
CoQ10 produced by your body gets stored in the mitochondria, the power plants delivering energy to every cell in your body. Mitochondria also protect cells from oxidative damage and disease-causing bacteria or viruses. CoQ10 itself is a natural antioxidant, and aside from providing a source of energy, its primary role is protecting your body from oxidative damage.*
Regarding oxidative stress, we’re talking about free radicals; those unstable molecules that can roam the body causing damage to cells and contribute to aging and disease. Considering CoQ10’s important roles in providing energy to every cell in the body and fending off oxidative stress, it’s no wonder why low levels of CoQ10 have been studied for their potential ties to certain chronic illnesses.*
Why Choose a CoQ10 Supplement?
Some foods contain CoQ10, but not in high enough amounts that would provide much benefit to your overall health and wellness. Unlike vitamins, minerals and other essential compounds, you can’t simply improve your diet to increase your CoQ10 intake. This is why CoQ10, ubiquinone and ubiquinol supplements are worth a closer look.*
The second reason is biological. As you age, your body naturally loses its ability to keep up with your ongoing CoQ10 demand. You still produce it, but not at the same rate as when you were young. Thus, many older adults include CoQ10 as part of their supplement program simply to help fill in this natural gap.*
Like many other dietary supplements, CoQ10 can also play a complementary role to the other supplements you may be taking. For example, CoQ10 may help increase absorption of other essential nutrients, optimizing the effects of these beneficial compounds that are already at work in your body.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.