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What is CoQ10 and What Does it Do?

Posted on May 10 2017

CoQ10 (also known as coenzyme Q10) is made-in and lives-in every cell in the body. On a high-level, it's an antioxidant, which protects against harmful radicals such as cancer.

CoQ10 is used by our cells to produce energy and is needed for cellular growth and repair. It helps enzymes digest food and protect the heart and skeletal system.

There are many claims that CoQ10 can help prevent heart failure, cancers, and MS. It also may boost energy and aid in muscle recovery.

Because of these benefits, many people benefit from taking CoQ10 as supplement. However, it might not be necessary for everyone.

People who probably don't need to take a CoQ10 supplement are those who are not taking perscription drugs, do not have any serious diseases, do not have problems with their energy levels or recovery times, and are young.

Those who might benefit from taking a CoQ10 supplement are people who may be taking a prescription drug (prescription drugs can lower the levels of CoQ10), those who have a disease or regular ailment, those needing help with muscle recovery or maintaining or increasing energy levels, and people who are older (with age, CoQ10 levels generally decrease).

This is a personal favorite of mine and I take it every day- yet, it might not be for everyone. I tend to have a lot of things I need to get done and manage mentally and this particular supplement is great for that.

Brad Glocke is the Co-Founder of Harmonía, a wellness company. He lives with his wife, Kristina, an ACSM certified personal trainer, and his two children in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin. More information about Harmonía can be found at Brad also hosts a brand new podcast, called the Mind Vitamin Podcast (MVP), which is available on iTunes and Stitcher.



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