Lamberts Co Enzyme Q10
Also known as ubiquinone, is the enzyme responsible for the last biochemical pathway required for energy production within our cells and is a vitamin-like substance found within every cell in the human body where it plays an important role in the release of energy from the food we eat. It is therefore not surprising to find the highest concentrations of co-enzyme Q10 in those organs, which have the highest energy requirements such as the heart muscle and liver, and in those tissues that regenerate quickly such as the gums.
A lack of co-enzyme Q10 has been associated with periodontal (gum) disease. Similarly it has been shown that those with certain heart conditions and the obese tend to have low co-enzyme Q10 levels. Co-enzyme Q10 is found in foods, particularly organ meat, but cooking and processing methods have a tendency to destroy it and, whilst it can be made in the body, production declines as we age. In fact, a lack of energy in older people may, in part, be connected with lower co-enzyme Q10 production in the body. It has also been shown that cholesterol lowering drugs, called statins, reduce Co-Q10 levels in the body, so people taking statins are increasingly recommended to take a Co-Q10 supplement.
Lamberts Co Enzyme Q10 now comes in a handy one-a-day 100mg potency and, as with all nutrients, absorption is of prime importance so it is presented in a vegetable oil to aid absorption.