CoQ10 and Heart Function: The Key to Energy
You need food to thrive. But what does it take for your body to convert food, like lean turkey, to energy to exercise? What is involved in converting an apple into adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in your body to provide a pick-me-up? The answers lie in coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10.
CoQ10 is an important component involved in the process of converting food into energy, which supports normal cellular growth and repair.
When you eat, your body is provided with fuel in the form of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. An organelle in the body known as the mitochondria converts the fuel into ATP, which is the energy the body needs to function. For this process to work effectively, enough CoQ10 must be present in the mitochondria to activate the enzymes responsible for this conversion. CoQ10 is well known for its role as an electron…
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