These days, there are number of supplements available in the market providing different health benefits. Coenzyme Q10 is also one of the naturally occurring enzymes, which helps to kick-start the cell activity. As it plays an important role in human body, it is also used as a dietary supplement.
COQ10 also proves beneficial in creating the main molecule known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP helps in providing energy within the cells and human body. Even ATP is important for healthy metabolism and for number of processes occurring in the body such as contraction of molecules.
CoenzymeQ10 can also function as an anti-oxidant, if taken with Vitamin C and E and selenium. Doctors also believed that taking this supplement can even help in treating high blood pressure, heart disease, enhancing immunity function, boosting up people suffering from fatigue, reducing high cholesterol in the blood, etc.
According to the recent research, scientists have proved that this supplement also has some other health benefits such as –
- Protecting Against Hearing Loss:-
The one main reason of sensorineural hearing loss is mitochondrial DNA and it cannot be cured through medical intercession. However, a person having genetic based sensorineural hearing loss problem can be prevented of further hearing loss by taking this supplement.
- Improvement in Learning:-
According to the experiment made on older mice, taking Vitamin E with this supplement can help in preventing age related deficits in cognitive function.
- Extending Life Span:–
Based on animal test, it has been concluded that the animals, which were given food enriched with polyunsaturated acid and this supplement gave protection against DNA alteration and also increased their life span.
- Prevents Cachexia:-
In diseases such as Cancer, the mitochondrial energy production of a person is reduced and as a result the problem of fatigue, weight loss and muscle loss occurs, which is known as Cachexia. Thus, taking this supplement with Vitamin B2 and B3 can help in preventing Cachexia.
- Protect Against Surgical Stress:-
Taking this supplement daily (300 mg) at least for 2 weeks before heart surgery can help in boosting up heart muscle.
- Promoting Male Fertility:-
Taking this supplement for about six months can help in improving sperm motility and sperm count.
- Protecting Against Senile Plaques:-
Based on lab test, this supplement has the ability to threaten amyloid beta peptides, which is the chief abnormality of Alzheimer’s disease. This says that coenzyme also has neuroprotective mechanism.
- Reduces Diabetic Complication :-
Based on animal test, it has been proved that this supplement has the power to prevent against diabetic complication.
Thus, the latest studies have proved that this supplement can also help in treating the gum disease, slowing down dementia progression, preventing or treating migraine headaches, etc. the main dietary source of coenzymeQ10 are beef and chicken.
Nowadays, this supplement is available in various forms such as hard cell, soft gel capsules, oral spray and tablets. The recommendable dose for adults is 30-200mg per day. However, most of its benefits have been experimented during research, but have not been scientifically proved.
Thus, taking this dietary supplement can prove beneficial for preventing heart damage, breast cancer in women and can even control your high blood pressure problem.