Although we get a limited amount of Coenzyme Q10 from dietary sources, most of it is manufactured by our own cells. The biosynthesis of Coenzyme requires B complex vitamins, vitamin C and numerous trace minerals. Because it requires so many steps to produce in the human body there are many ways this synthesis can be interrupted.
Many people are suffering from a coenzyme Q10 deficiency due to:
A. Not receiving enough through diet.
B. Ingestion of medication(s) that interrupt the synthesis of coenzyme Q10.
Some of the symptoms of coenzyme Q10 deficiency include but are not limited to stroke, lack of energy, gingivitis, high blood pressure, angina, and/or generalized weakening of the immune system. Since coenzyme Q10 has an essential involvement in the production of energy, the lack of it in the body can adversely affect the most energy demanding muscle in the body….the HEART!
Dietary sources of Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 exits in the cells of all plants and animals but at inadequate levels to meet the needs for optimal health & wellness. Therefore, we must supplement.