Coenzyme Q10 has not been a commonly used nutrient for a long time, and with the deepening of research, people are increasingly discovering its importance.
Coenzyme Q10 is structurally similar to vitamin K and is a fat-soluble vitamin. It exists in the form of oxidation and reduction. It is not sensitive to temperature and humidity, and is generally stored in light-proof bottles, or wrapped in colored capsules to avoid “death by light”.
It is also known as “ubiquinone” and is mainly found in the heart, liver and kidney of animals. Generally speaking, the content of coenzyme Q10 in the human body is 500-1500 mg. If the body is healthy, the content peaks at the age of 20, and continues to decline with age after the age of 25, especially when the content in the heart cells is significantly reduced, and the body stock drops by 25%, you may get sick. Those with an unreasonable dietary structure and those with excessive physical consumption due to disease or lifestyle are prone to lack of coenzyme Q10, often manifesting as aversion to cold.
Coenzyme Q10 plays an important role in the process of mitochondrial energy production. In the process of human production capacity, there is no coenzyme Q10, which is equivalent to no spark plugs in the car. No matter how sufficient the production capacity and nutrients are, vitamin B and vitamin C are sufficient, and the cells still cannot function normally.
Coenzyme Q10 has obvious anti-lipid peroxidation effect. Coenzyme Q10 exists in the lipid bilayer of the inner mitochondrial membrane, and its physiological metabolism can reduce lipid peroxidation in the inner mitochondrial membrane and scavenge free radicals.
Coenzyme Q10 is an indispensable nutrient for the human body, especially after lifestyle changes and the occurrence of various chronic diseases, coenzyme Q10 should be used as a standard nutrient for nutritional intervention. In this regard, there are 5 supplementary principles to pay attention to.
Coenzyme Q10 comes from dietary supplements and can also be synthesized by the body itself. After the age of 25, the ability to synthesize decreases and requires the use of coenzyme Q10 nutritional supplements; for normal healthy people, those with insufficient dietary sources before the age of 25 and after the age of 25, it is recommended to supplement 40-60 mg per day ;For overworked people over 40 years old, it is recommended to supplement Coenzyme Q10 to make up for the lack of self-synthesis; during the hospitalization of patients, they need to follow the doctor’s advice and the guidance of professional nutritionists for supplementation; for patients with chronic diseases outside the hospital and those with sub-health conditioning and various special health care needs , by a professional nutritionist according to individual physiological needs, to make supplementary dosage recommendations.