Citrus-Q10 100 from Douglas Labs supplies naturally fermented coenzyme Q10 in a great tasting, natural citrus flavored fast dissolving tablet. Citrus-Q10 100 contains no sugar, artificial colors or flavors and is suitable for vegetarians.
- Delicious Citrus-Flavored Natural Coenzyme Q10
- Healthy heart support*
Coenzyme Q10 (or ubiquinone) is an important rate-limiting nutrient that is a cofactor in the mitochondrial electron transport chain, the biochemical pathway in cellular respiration from which adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and metabolic energy is derived. Since nearly all cellular activities are dependent upon energy, coenzyme Q10 is essential support for the health of all human tissues and organs*.
Healthy humans who consume a well-balanced diet have the ability to synthesize coenzyme Q10. Unhealthy individuals, those on lipid lowering drugs and those consuming an inadequate diet may not synthesize coenzyme Q10 in sufficient quantity.
According to Dr. Karl Folkers and other experts, humans can biosynthesize coenzyme Q10 from tyrosine or phenylalanine and mevalonic acid, which are small molecules abundant in the body. This is a complex biochemical process that requires 15 separate steps and many enzymes, coenzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Only by such a process can the respiratory chain receive proper levels of coenzyme Q10. Thus, the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10 in the human body requires a good diet - one that is high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrient factors*.
It has been shown by the NHANES studies that many Americans do not have an adequate diet. Rather, their intake of most water soluble vitamins, vitamin A and some minerals and trace elements is insufficient. Many of these nutrients are essential for the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10.
Numerous studies indicate coenzyme Q10 also plays an important role in supporting the maintenance of the entire cardiovascular system.* Supplementation with coenzyme Q10 in patients has shown to be useful for supporting the maintenance of already healthy blood pressure*.
Coenzyme Q10 is also important for supporting the maintenance of blood vessels and heart muscle function*. In addition, people taking statin drugs can develop deficiencies in coenzyme Q10 and may require supplementation*.