Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a redox component of mitochondria, helping in energy generation and in activating immune system.
Co enzyme Q 10 is an oil soluble vitamin like substance present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily in the mitochondria, and helps convert food into energy.
It is also known as ubiquinone. It is a part of electron transport chain. It participates in aerobic cellular respiration and generates ATP.
As most of the part of energy is produced in this way, it is found more in organs with the highest energy requirements—such as the heart, liver and kidney.
It is present in three redox forms
Fully oxidized(ubiquinone), Semiquinone (ubisemiquinone) and Fully reduced (ubiquinol).
They can exist in completely oxidized and reduced forms, which enables them to function in electron transport and as an antioxidant
Bio Chemical Role
As it is very important in energy production and transpot, it plays a crucial role in healthy well being of every cells
Electron Transport Chain( ETC)
As it is fat soluble, it is mobile in cellular membrane and takes part in ETC. It acts as carrier in electron transport from enzyme complex 1 and 2 to complex 3, in ATP synthesis and energy release. Thus it acts in every cells to generate energy.
As the Co-Q enzyme is an energy carrier, it is always undergoing the oxidationreduction process during energy synthesis and release. Unlike other antioxidants, this inhibits both the initiation and the propagation of lipid and protein oxidation.It also regenerates other antioxidants such as vitamin E. As the circulating CoQ in LDL prevents oxidation of LDL, it can provide benefit in cardiovascular diseases.
The Therapeutic Benefits of Co-Q 10
- Heart Diseases
- Migraine Headaches,
- Cardiac Arrest
- Blood Pressure
- Parkinson's Disease
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Peridontal Diseases
- Anti aging Treatments
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Co-Enzyme Q 10 Supplement
After age of 35, The production of this enzyme begins to decline. So many scientists and researchers suggest the Co Q 10, as a supplement. Now a days, Co Q 10 is very poplar and readily available as a dietary Supplement. Biotex gives you the Revitalizing and Rejuvenating Supplements to increase the energy and live long, healthy.
The latest findings highlight the beneficial role of coenzyme Q10 as coadjuvant in the treatment of syndromes, characterized by impaired mitochondrial bioenergetics and increased oxidative stress, which have a high social impact.Besides their clinical significance, these data give further insight into the biochemical mechanisms of coenzyme Q10 activity.
Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2005 Nov;8(6):641-6.