Organika Coenzyme Q10, 60mg
Organika Coenzyme Q10 Details
- High potency antioxidant support.
- Non Tobacco source.
- Support heart health and circulation.
- May help regulate high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Naturally derived from beets, Organika's COQ10 plays a vital role in the production of energy in the body, oxygen use, & as an antioxidant. This 60 mg higher dosage may be helpful for those with concerns of high cholesterol and blood pressure. CoQ10 is found in high concentrations in the heart and is known to offer many heart healthy benefits, an excellent choice for maintenance and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Coenzyme Q10 is one of the ten types of coenzyme Q that are found in nature, but the only one that is used by humans. It is a fat-soluble antioxidant. This means that it can work in areas like our mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell) and cell membranes, to deactivate harmful free radicals. Coenzyme Q10’s antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals and therefore reduce damage in tissues.
It has anti-aging properties because as an antioxidant it protects the body against environmental pollutants other substances that and lead to aging. Coenzyme Q10 is especially important in areas of high metabolic activity because it is involved in the production of ATP, the primary source of energy for our body. Deficiency of coenzyme Q10 is so harmful that low levels of this nutrient have been linked to heart attack. Coenzyme Q10 is an important supplement for use in cardiovascular disease, hypertension, aging, obesity, chemotherapy, chronic fatigue syndrome, AIDS, allergies, ulcers, diabetes and periodontal disease.
Coenzyme Q10 is present in our food in small amounts. Supplements vary widely in quality and price. Most supplements are fat-soluble which can be a problem for those with an impaired ability to digest fats. Newer technology makes coenzyme Q10 water-soluble and claims to improve the body’s uptake by up to three times. It can be found in formulas for enhancing cardiovascular health and preventing age related disease. It is often combined with other antioxidants. Another name for coenzyme Q10 is ubiquinone.
CoQ10 and Heart Health
The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and approximately 60 thousand miles of blood vessels, called arteries and veins. The heart pumps blood around the body. The vessels nourish cells by transporting nutrients and waste products, through the blood, around the body.
Any interruption in blood supply, for example a heart attack or stroke, causes tissue death so the maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system is essential.
Some medications deplete heart supporting nutrients like coenzyme Q10, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Ironically several of these medications are used to treat cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol lowering medication can deplete coenzyme Q10. Diuretics, used for high blood pressure, increase the excretion of minerals like magnesium and potassium. This can cause problems maintaining heart rhythm and lead to muscle spasms. ACE inhibitors deplete zinc. Beta-blockers deplete coenzyme Q10. Deficiency of coenzyme Q10 is so harmful that low levels of this nutrient have been linked to heart attack.
High Blood Pressure
Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as a silent killer because people often do not know that they have it until the body is already damaged. If you think that you are at risk, it is important to have your blood pressure monitored regularly, because hypertension can lead to heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and retinal (eye) damage. The most common causes of hypertension are narrowed arteries or a decrease in arterial elasticity. Narrowing and hardening of the arteries are primarily caused by eating too much of the wrong types of fats. It is important that you get enough of the right kinds of fats to limit this damage and to promote health. Other causes are kidney disease, heavy metal toxicity, obesity, stress and poor diet. Some of these factors are beyond our control, but many can be changed through diet, lifestyle changes, detoxification, and a combination of the right supplements and complimentary therapies.
Cholesterol is not all bad; it is the amount and the ratio of the various forms of cholesterol that are a health concern. LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol is fat that is being transported from the liver for use by your cells. It is commonly called bad cholesterol. HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is called good cholesterol because it is fat that is being taken unused cholesterol from your cells back to the liver, where it is broken down. Cholesterol levels are unhealthy if you have lots of circulating LDL, not enough HDL or a combination of the two.
Dietary cholesterol is different than the serum cholesterol mentioned above. Although eating foods that are high in cholesterol does raise serum cholesterol levels the liver is responsible for making cholesterol when needed. Thus a cholesterol reduction plan should include a low cholesterol diet with other treatments to help to reduce serum cholesterol. Genetics also plays a role in high cholesterol.
Take 1 to 2 capsules of Organika Coenzyme Q10 60mg per day.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 40 - 40 Capsules, 80 - 80 Capsules, 120 - 120 Capsules
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone from Japan)
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving
Ingredients: Encapsulated in a natural gelatin capsule with microcrystalline cellulose and vegetable grade magnesium stearate.
Allergy Information: Contains no dairy, egg, artificial preservatives or sweeteners, colours, yeast, wheat, corn, soya or gluten.
Warning: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children. Keep in bottle. As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product.Use only as directed. Always read the label.