Inside the cells of the body are structures called mitochondria. These are the “power-houses” of the cells because they are the sites where the energy is manufactured. At the end of glycolysis is the Krebb’s Cycle which is the “furnace” where the fuel is burned releasing electrons for the production of ATP through the electron transport chain. This process cannot be accomplished without CoQ 10. Although the body is able to synthesize CoQ 10, deficiency states can exist and since the heart is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body, a deficiency of CoQ 10 can result in cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. Deficiency states can be the result of impaired synthesis of CoQ 10 due to nutritional deficiencies or medications, genetic or acquired defects in the synthesis of CoQ 10 or increased tissue requirements. Problems such as angina, hypertension, mitral valve prolapse and congestive heart failure are examples of increased tissue requirements. In addition, patients with these problems are usually on medications which could negatively affect the production of CoQ 10 in the body. As you can see, it is very complex.
CoQ 10 can be used beneficially for the following problems or conditions:
- Cardiovascular diseases such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, mitral valve prolapse, coronary artery bypass surgery and angina.
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Periodontal disease
- Immune deficiency
- Cancer (with or without chemotherapy)
- Weight loss
- Muscular dystrophy
- Athletic performance
Vista Natural Wellness Ubiquinol is pharmaceutical grade and produced through a patented process that stabilizes this form of CoQ 10 against oxidation.