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coenzyme Q10

A factor present in mitochondria which extracts energy from foods. It has acquired a reputation among fringe nutritionists as being effective in detoxifying patients with an overdose of environmental pollutants; it is also claimed to be beneficial in treating hypertension, obesity, periodontal disease, preventing cancer, increasing longevity and revitalising the immune system.
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(ko-en'zim?) [ co- + enzyme]
An enzyme activator; a diffusible, heat-stable substance of low molecular weight that, when combined with an inactive protein called apoenzyme, forms an active compound or a complete enzyme called a holoenzyme (e.g., adenylic acid, riboflavin, and coenzymes I and II).

coenzyme A

A derivative of pantothenic acid, important as a carrier molecule for acetyl groups in many reactions including the Krebs cycle (tricarboxylic acid cycle) and the oxidation of fatty acids.

coenzyme Q

A dietary supplement promoted by alternative medicine practitioners as an antioxidant and as a treatment for gingivitis and heart diseases.

coenzyme Q10

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Unless you're eating quite a bit of high-quality meat regularly, you're probably deficient in CoQ10. Fortunately, it's easy to supplement with this nutrient.
Intrigued by reports that migraine headaches and inflammation are correlated, (2,3) and by studies showing that CoQ10 has certain anti-inflammatory properties, (4,5) researchers began to dig deeper to see if CoQ10 was a possible treatment option for migraines.
There have been numerous reports that supplementation with CoQ10 improved many of the symptoms of congestive heart failure including exercise stamina, shortness of breath and leg swelling.
Micelles formed from fatty acids released by an increased lipolysis rate of CBSLNs can act as vehicles for carrying CoQ10, making it more accessible for gastrointestinal absorption.
In this study, we investigated the effect of CoQ10 on respiratory parameters in epidermal biopsies of donors of various ages.
The concentrations of CoQ10 in rumen contents and milk were determined in a high performance liquid chromatograph (920-LC, Varian lnc., Palo Alto, CA, USA) equipped with an ultraviolet detector [21] and a liquid chromatography column (Zobax Eclipse Plus C18, 4.6 x 100 mm, 5.0 pm packing; Agilent technologies, Santa Clara, CA, USA).
Many methods have been investigated to optimize CoQ10's ability to enter tissues and mitochondria including reducing particle size, creating emulsification and phospholipid delivery systems, with limited success.
Effectiveness of CoQ10 oral supplements as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in improving periodontal health.
In addition, you should consider taking CoQ10 supplements, minimum of 100 mg daily.
It is reported that findings regarding the CoQ10 deficiency are available in cases such as cardiac failure, angina pectros, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, mitral valve prolapsus and atherosclerosis (Singh et al.
Thus, as early as 1973 the warning signs were flashing about the critical importance of CoQ10 and dolichols.