HERBAL INFORMATION

Coenzyme Q-10



What is Coenzyme Q-10?

It is the cofactor of an enzyme. Enzymes are the protein substances that are found in all living things; they are needed for tissue and cell building and repairing. Coenzyme Q-10 is an antioxidant that is the essential component of cellular energy. It's highest concentrations are found in the heart and liver, and is synthesized in the body.

CoQ-10 and Aging

In normal aging, the body loses it's ability to manufacture adequate amounts of CoQ-10. Levels of CoQ-10 can decline by as much as 80% as you age. It is thought that the decreased levels of CoQ-10 brought on by aging may lead to age-related discomforts.

CoQ-10 and your heart

The heart needs a constant supply of energy for it's continuous actions of pumping and contracting. Because the richest concentrations of CoQ-10 are in the heart, preventing a deficiency by supplying the body with sufficient amounts may promote healthy activity and nourish the circulatory system. As many as 75% of heart patients are found to be deficient in CoQ-10.

The effects of CoQ-10 Deficiency

Along with aging, other factors may deplete the body of CoQ-10, affecting the body's ability to manufacture adequate amounts and increasing the risk of a deficiency. These are: poor eating habits, stress and particular conditions such as an infection. A deficiency may also have a direct impact on many other body functions as well. Because high concentrations are also stored in the liver, maintaining and adequate supply of CoQ-10 and preventing a deficiency may ensure that it is properly nourished and performing at its peak.

Herbs
Herbs

Alfalfa
Aloe Vera
Arnica
Barley Grass
Bee Pollen
Bilberry
Cat's Claw (Una de Gato)
Coenzyme Q-10
DHEA
Dong Quai
Echinacea
Elderberry
Feverfew
Garlic
Ginkgo Biloba
Ginseng
Golden Seal
Gotu Kola
Hawthorn
Kava Kava
Lavender
Licorice
Milk Thistle
Plantago Major
Pycnogenol
Saw Palmetto
St. John's Wort
Yohimbe Bark
Yucca root