CoQ10 is a powerful supplement that has been around for ages, yet is still somewhat unknown. Many stores and health shops are beginning to see the powerful mitochondrial and energy promoting benefits and beginning to really stock the product.
CoQ10 stands for Coenzyme Q10, it is helpful for many uses, including fighting certain cancers, slowing age related disorders, helping heart symptoms, and supercharging mitochondria. Some people have even found success using CoQ10 to treat migraines and slow macular degeneration.
Some hospitals actually give patients high doses of CoQ10 after they have suffered from a stroke, or cardiac arrest. CoQ10 is thought to have neuroprotective effects on smooth muscle tissue and the brain.
Many athletes use CoQ10 in combination with a supplement known as PQQ. This combination has been shown in early studies to increase the number of mitochondria inside muscle cells. This is remarkable, because it is one of the only supplements which is known to promote mitochondrial biogenesis!
Many people also use CoQ10 to slow neurodegenerative diseases from progressing, including Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
Overall there are many different uses for CoQ10, and as scientists find ways to increase the absorption of this supplement, we theorize it will have even more powerful effects, especially if it can be reduced in size to cross into the mitochondria and provide its powerful effects there.
Adam Shimit is the main author of Chromatin Health Network. Adam is a research professional who has published case studies and reviews across many professional journals and websites. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, nature, and anything fitness related. Read more about him here.