"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
I have been seeing a buttload of TV commercials about a product called CoQ10, which I had never heard of until just recently. I found myself wondering what it was and what it does in the human body. Since I trust almost nobody in the medical field, I did some research on the subject.
From the University of Maryland Medical Center, I found the following:
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance that helps convert food into energy. CoQ10 is found in almost every cell in the body, and it is a powerful antioxidant.
Antioxidants fight damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants, such as CoQ10, can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
Some researchers believe that CoQ10 may help with heart-related conditions, because it can improve energy production in cells, prevent blood clot formation, and act as an antioxidant.
There is much more, many interesting and provocative pieces of information.
As a nutrient, CoQ10 is very difficult to be absorbed in the blood stream. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is highly hydrophobic (repelled by water) and insoluble in water due to its low polarity. This leads to low absorption, and bio-availability issues when we take it as supplements.
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