Cells are individual units of life, therefore giving us life. Ever wonder what gives cells life? The answer to that is CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10), a substance that gives cells the energy to move, divide, and contract.
Along with giving our cells energy, CoQ10 also provides protection as an antioxidant against cell damage and improves endothelial cell function. (Endothelial cells are the thin layer of cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels.)
The benefits of CoQ10 are:
1. Eye Protection
CoQ10 protects cells in your retina from all kinds of radiation damage including overexposure to the sun’s rays. That said, a clinical trial has shown CoQ10 may improve the vision of those with age-related eye health issues as well as improve retinal function and retinal pigment. Research shows that if age-related eye health issues are detected early enough and treated with ingredients that include CoQ10, the progression of these issues could be halted.
2. Heart Help
According to research, those with congestive heart failure have lower CoQ10 levels. Research featured in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health shows results from a study “demonstrate that the addition of coenzyme Q10 to conventional therapy significantly reduces hospitalization for worsening of heart failure and the incidence of serious complications in patients with chronic congestive heart failure.”
3. Can Fight Cancer
The American Cancer Society claims that CoQ10, when used with other vitamins, is promoted as a treatment for cancer (mostly breast cancer). It is also believed to protect the heart from the bad effects of chemotherapy. CoQ10 is also claimed to reduce pain and weight loss for those with cancer.
4. Repairs Effects of Gum Disease
Research shows that gum diseases such as Periodontal disease seem to result in low levels of CoQ10 in patients. Tests were done and participants who were given CoQ10 saw faster healing and tissue repair.
While our bodies naturally manufacture this nutrient, production weakens over time. That’s why taking a CoQ10 vitamin can help.