About the product:
Doctor’s Best High Absorption Antioxidants Coenzyme Q10 with BioPerine, Gluten Free, Naturally Fermented, Heart Health, Energy Production,100 mg 120 Softgels
1 – Helps promote cardiovascular health and cellular energy*
2 – Helps restore Antioxidants Coenzyme Q10 that may be depleted by aging and cholesterol drugs (statins)*
3 – Helps provide energy for those feeling occasional fatigue*
Formulated with BioPerine black pepper extract to enhance absorption and bioavailability*
Gluten Free. Suggested adult usage: Take 1 softgel daily preferably with food for maximum absorption or as recommended by a nutritionally-informed physician.
CoQ10: An invaluable antioxidant
A second function of Antioxidants Coenzyme Q10 is to act as a natural, potent antioxidant. Oxidative stress occurs through the free radicals that run through the body, called antioxidants. Free radicals are also natural, forming as a byproduct of metabolism, but form at a greater rate when the body is exposed to environmental and lifestyle factors such as excessive sunlight, smoke and exhaust, poor diet and alcohol consumption.
Oxidative stress occurs because free radicals are unstable molecules looking to find stability in another molecule—rendering the secondary molecule unstable.
As with many important nutrients, natural Antioxidants Coenzyme Q10 production decreases with age. What makes CoQ10 different is that it is the only fat-soluble antioxidant our bodies naturally produce that has a special ability to restore itself back to its healthy state after successfully scavenging free radicals—making it an invaluable antioxidant in the fight against aging.
Antioxidants Coenzyme Q10 and heart health
In fact, since the heart is the most active muscle in the body and uses the most energy, its cells tend to produce the highest concentrations of CoQ10. Individuals with heart conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a history of heart attack or congestive heart failure tend to have lower levels of CoQ10. It’s not clear whether CoQ10 deficiency is the cause of these conditions or simply an effect. Research, however, supports the idea that CoQ10 can help improve cardiovascular health and other heart conditions.