This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each day, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.
CoQ10, Endurance and “Energy”
It is clear that all muscles – heart, legs, arms, chest – benefit from ample supplies of CoQ10. The efficiency of muscular work, the amount of energy expended during work and the ability to harness that energy in productive and enjoyable activities all depend on the presence of adequate amounts of CoQ10. As shown by studies such as those published in the European Heart Journal4 and the Archives of Neurology5, increasing the supply of CoQ10 that is available to all muscles is invaluable in supporting their efforts to work harder, faster and longer. CoQ10 supports both aspects of activity – intensity and duration. By increasing the maximum work intensity that can be achieved, CoQ10 may help routine daily life seem to be easier and require less effort. By increasing the length of time that activities can be enjoyed, ensuring adequate CoQ10 levels can help postpone feelings of tiredness.
Although CoQ10 will not give you “energy” – that requires a healthy diet – CoQ10 will help you use your energy more effectively – making you feel more energetic, active and healthy.
Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
CoQ10 as a Buffer against Toxic Cellular Acidity
4. Lalani SR, Vladutiu GD, Plunkett K, Lotze TE, Adesina AM, Scaglia F. Isolated mitochondrial myopathy associated with muscle coenzyme Q10 deficiency. Arch Neurol 2005;62:317-320.
5. Di Lisa F, Menabo R, Canton M, Barile M, Bernardi P. Opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore causes depletion of mitochondrial and cytosolic NAD+ and is a causative event in the death of myocytes in postischemic reperfusion of the heart. J Biol Chem 2001;276:2571-2575.