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In an industry filled with blood pressure supplements, one ingredient that has shown to be most effective for helping maintain normal blood pressure levels is coenzyme Q10.
That's why finding the right coenzyme Q10 supplement is important, as you want to get the maximum benefit of this heart health antioxidant.
Isotonix Coenzyme Q10 has formulated not only to provide this important nutrient, but to pair coenzyme Q10 with key vitamins and electrolytes that assist in its function. This pure and powerful CoQ10 supplement provides a catalyst for some of the most vital aspects of cardiovascular health - including antioxidant protection, helping maintain normal blood pressure, and helping maintain heart muscle strength.
So what is CoQ10? Coenzyme Q10 is the vital nutrient that promotes the body's normal ability to create energy at the cellular level, which powers the heart and the body's energy production cycle. CoQ10 acts as a powerful antioxidant when combined with vitamin E. But as we age, our ability to synthesize coenzyme Q10 begins to decline. That is why a combination of the right foods containing CoQ10, as well as use of a proper coenzyme Q10 supplement, can provides the body with the best possible amount of CoQ10 for optimal health.
In addition to its superior formula, Isotonix Coenzyme Q10 is isotonic, which helps the body absorb nutrients more quickly. Since this CoQ10 supplement is isotonic, it minimizes the chances that important nutrients will be trapped by the body and go unused - a common problem in many nutritional supplements on the market today.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Isotonix Coenzyme Q10 has gone above and beyond the typical Co-Q10 formulation not only by providing this important nutrient in it's most highly bioavailable form, but by pairing it with the key vitamins and electrolytes that assist in its function. Free of fillers and artificial ingredients, this pure and powerful combination provides a catalyst for some of the most vital aspects of metabolism, including energy production, antioxidant protection for the cardiovascular system and the promotion of healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- Provides antioxidant protection for the cardiovascular system
- Helps maintain normal blood pressure
- Helps maintain heart muscle strength
- Enhances traditional support of cardiovascular health
- Promotes healthy cholesterol levels
- Promotes head comfort
- Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
- Studies have found CoQ10 deficiencies in overweight people
- Helps maintain brain health
- Vital for ATP production and supports muscle endurance
- Promotes the immune system
- Promotes gum health
Coenzyme Q10 (100 mg)
Coenzyme Q10 belongs to a family of substances called ubiquinones and is a water-insoluble, wax-like substance, that is part of the respiratory chain. It is synthesized in the cells, and is involved in electron transport and energy production in mitochondria. In the cellular system, it functions to generate energy from oxygen, in the form of ATP, for bodily processes. CoQ10 also exhibits activity as a free radical scavenger and an antioxidant. The antioxidant activity in the mitochondria and cell membranes protects against peroxidation of lipid membranes. Combining CoQ10 with vitamin E generates a synergistic antioxidant effect on lipoprotein and spares the vitamin E.
Coenzyme Q10 can be found in spinach, broccoli, nuts, meats and fish. In the body, it is found in the highest concentration in the cells of the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. Supplementation of CoQ10 might be beneficial mostly to adults, because the levels of it in the body tend to peak around the age of twenty, and then decline with age. The affects of supplementation with CoQ10 have shown to be especially helpful in maintaining heart health.
Vitamin E (200 IU)
Since vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body, it helps protect cell membranes from the effects of free radicals. High intake of vitamin E have been found support a healthy heart. Vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados, wheat germ, and safflower oil are all good food sources of vitamin E. Vitamin E is linked to a healthy heart, enhancement of immune system function and support of healing.
Lipase (5 mg)
Lipase is a fat-digesting enzyme that supports the body's ability to break down dietary fats into an absorbable form. It is a water-soluble enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ester bonds in water-insoluble, lipid substrates. Lipase, such as human pancreatic lipase, support the conversion of triglyceride substrates found in oils from food to monoglycerides and free fatty acids. Lipases are ubiquitous in living organisms, and most are built on an alpha/beta hydrolase fold and employ a chymotrypsin-like hydrolysis mechanism involving a serine nucleophile, an acid residue and a histidine. Some lipases also work within the interior spaces of living cells to promote the normal degradtion of lipids.
Vitamin B2 (3 mg)
Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin, is a water soluble vitamin that's primary function is as a coenzyme to support metabolic processes in the body. It promotes healthy red cell formation, nervous system function and also acts as an antioxidant. Another key function of the vitamin is in the production of energy, where it acts as part of the electron transport chain that produces cellular energy. In the mitochondrial electron transport chain, vitamin B2 is an intermediate hydrogen acceptor of foodstuffs, and then passes the electrons onto the cytochrome system, where the cellular energy is produced.
Requirements for vitamin B2 are associated with calorie intake, because with an increase food intake your body also needs an increase of vitamin B2 to carry out the metabolic processes that will convert the food into usable energy. Nutritional inaccuracy is a common cause of vitamin B2 deficiency, which can occur in the elderly. Foods that are rich in the vitamin B2 are organ meats, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, leafy, green vegetables, and whole grains.
Potassium (108 mg)
Potassium, in the body, is classified as an electrolyte and is involved in electrical and cellular functions in the body. It promotes normal water balance, levels of acidity, and maintenance of blood pressure, transmission of nerve impulses, digestion, muscle contraction and heartbeat. Potassium can be found in foods, which help to maintain the body's internal balance of fluids and chemicals. Some potassium-enriched foods are fruits, vegetables and legumes, which are all commonly recommended for optimal heart health.
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What is Coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is actually a two-part compound that is composed of (1) a long, fat-soluble isoprenoid tail that anchors the molecule in the inner membrane of the mitochondria and (2) a quinone that is capable of accepting and transferring electrons through a portion of the respiratory chain. A coenzyme is a non-protein substance that helps enzymes carry out their metabolic function and is not consumed in the reaction. The ""Q"" stands for quinone and the ""10"" stands for the number of isoprenoid units in the tail portion of the molecule. Mammals generally have 10 isoprenoid units in the tail portion, but other non-mammalian species may have fewer units. Coenzyme Q10 is a critical biochemical link in the production of energy in the cell. Coenzyme Q10 is found in the cell membranes of all cells in our body, particularly in the inner mitochondrial membranes, and it is especially concentrated in highly active organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen, and adrenal glands.
The mitochondria produce large amounts of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps cells perform work. Since the manufacture of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the mitochondria is known to generate many harmful oxygen radicals, coenzyme Q10 serves an antioxidant function in that location by neutralizing radicals. Coenzyme Q10 is also required by a key enzyme in the Kreb's cycle (Citric Acid Cycle), which converts both carbohydrates and fat into usable energy for the cell.
Besides these functions within all cells, coenzyme Q10 also works with vitamin E outside of the cell when both compounds are dissolved in circulating low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles carrying cholesterol. These two fat-soluble antioxidants help to prevent the cholesterol from oxidizing. Oxidized cholesterol is highly toxic to the endothelial cells and the smooth muscle cells that comprise the blood vessels. Oxidized cholesterol can contribute significantly to arterial plaque formation.
What is the source of Coenzyme Q10?
While our livers produce small amounts of coenzyme Q10 and this small amount is distributed to the rest of the body, we get most CoQ10 from foods, such as organ meats, muscle meats, fish, peanuts, spinach, soy and nuts. In the past, it was difficult and very expensive to isolate sufficient amounts of coenzyme Q10 from these food sources for the purpose of dietary supplementation. However, a Japanese company succeeded in synthesizing coenzyme Q10 in 1977, thus making an important nutrient available to the world.
What is a safe and effective serving of supplemental Coenzyme Q10?
A variety of clinical studies has demonstrated that daily intake as low as 30 mg and as high as 300 mg of coenzyme Q10 are safe and can promote a healthier life. The circulating levels of coenzyme Q10 take about 60-90 days to reach steady state, depending on the amount taken. Granular coenzyme Q10, as used in Isotonix, is about equal to the oil-based form in terms of uptake from the small intestine and distribution throughout the body.
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