Coenzyme Q10 is used by cells of the body in a process known as aerobic respiration or cell respiration. Through this process, energy for cell growth and maintenance is created inside the cells in compartments called mitochondria. Coenzyme Q10 is also used by the body as an antioxidant.CoQ10 is present in most tissues but the highest concentrations are found in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. Tissue levels decrease as people age or use certain drugs such as the statins.Research shows that low levels may lead to congestive heart failure, muscle aches and cramps and a decrease in energy.There are many studies, spanning more than two decades, reporting positive results from the use of CoQ10 as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of congestive heart failure. CoQ10 has been an approved drug in Japan for use in congestive heart failure since 1974. Several studies have demonstrated a strong correlation between the severity of heart disease and the severity of CoQ10 deficiency.All CoQ10 products are not created equal. They vary greatly in quality and absorbability. In order for it to be fully effective, it must cross the cellular barrier and raise the intracellular levels.We now stock Natural Factors CoQ10 100mg gelcaps. This formulation is highly absorbable, and at a price that is hard to beat!CoQ10 100mg gel caps 60 per bottle for just $34.95.
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