CoQ10 150mg One-A-Day Get Up & Go contains 150mg of coenzyme Q10 (coQ10) in a convenient, one-a-day capsule.
Why should I take coQ10?
CoQ10 is an essential part of the mitochondria, the ‘powerhouse’ or energy producing unit of our body cells. This means it is required for the production of cellular energy. CoQ10 is also involved in the manufacture of a molecule called adenosine-triphosphate, or ATP, which is the energy currency of all our body processes.
Did you know that our bodies naturally produce coQ10? Our coQ10 levels are highest during the first 20 years of our life. Supplementing with coQ10 is particularly beneficial for older people as the body’s own levels of coQ10 naturally diminish with age.
Due to its important role in cellular energy production, coQ10 supports a healthy heart, healthy cardiovascular system function and immune system function.
Understanding antioxidants and free radical damage
The damage caused by free radicals is known as oxidation, and at a cellular level, is regarded by some scientists as potentially being one of the major underlying causes of age-related health concerns.
Free radicals are highly volatile molecules that are generated by exposure to environmental pollution, cigarette smoke, fried foods and even some of our body’s own metabolic processes.
As an antioxidant, coQ10 helps neutralise free radicals and inhibits their ability to cause the cellular damage that can lead to health problems over time. It also supports the actions of other antioxidants in your body, for example by helping to regenerate vitamin E after it’s performed its own work fighting free radicals.