Pure Gold Q10
What are the benefits of taking Pure Gold Q10?
- It has antioxidant properties
- Helps work the heart muscle
- Helps restore optimal energy levels
- Helps reduce oxidative damage (accumulation of free radicals)
- Helps heart function
- Here are a few interesting facts about CoQ10
- Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is a compound that helps generate energy in cells.
The human body produces CoQ10 in a natural way, but with age, its production decreases.
Healthy conditions such as heart disease, brain disorders, diabetes and some cancer conditions are associated with CoQ10 deficiency in the body.NCBI1 (National Center for Biotechnology Information United States of America – National Center for Biotechnology US)*It is unclear whether low levels of Q10 cause these diseases or, due to a certain type of illness, a CoQ10 deficiency occurs.
One thing is for sure – many studies reveal the benefits of CoQ10 for health.
This is evidenced by the numerous studies published in the US National Biotech Information Center.
What is CoQ10?
CoQ10 is a compound that is produced by the human body and stored in the mitochondria of the cells. (NCBI2)*
Mitochondria are responsible for energy production in cells.
They also protect the cells from oxidative damage (so-called antioxidant action), pathogenic bacteria and viruses. (NCBI3)*
The production of CoQ10 decreases with age. That’s why older people are more likely to have a shortage of this compound.
Here are some of the possible reasons for a CoQ10 deficiency:
Deficiency of vitamin B6
- Genetic predisposition and condition where the human organism can not synthesize and use Correct CoQ10
- Increased need for tissues and organs as a result of illness.
- Oxidative stress of the cells due to the natural processes of aging.
- Side effects of statin treatment (the active ingredient of some cholesterol lowering medicines)**
- Studies show that CoQ10 plays several key roles in the human body.
One of its main functions is the production of energy in cells.
It is involved in the production of ATP ** (adenosine triphosphate), which is responsible for the transfer of energy between cells. (NCBI2)*
Its other crucial role is to serve as an antioxidant and to protect cells from oxidative damage. Which is proven by research (NCBI2, NCBI5)*
Excessive free radicals lead to oxidative damage (damage to cells), which can interfere with normal cell function.
To some extent this is the cause of many health problems. (NCBI6)*
CoQ10 is contained in every cell of our body.
However, the highest concentration is found in organs with high energy needs such as the heart, kidneys, lungs and liver. (NCBI7) *
Here are the 9 major benefits of CoQ10 for the body.
1. CoQ10 helps treat heart failure
Heart failure is often due to other heart disease, such as coronary artery disease and high blood pressure. (NBCI8)*
These conditions can lead to oxidative damage to the cells and inflammation of the veins and arteries. (NBCI8, NBCI9)*
Heart failure occurs when these problems affect the heart to the extent that it prevents him from working normally or pumping blood. (NBCI8)*
Some products for the treatment of heart failure have side effects such as low blood pressure. Others may even cause a reduction in CoQ10 levels in the body.
In a study of 420 people with heart failure, taking CoQ10 for 2 years improved their condition and reduced the risk of death from heart problems. Study data can be found here (NBCI11)*
In another study conducted with 641 people treated with CoQ10 and placebo, the beneficial effect of the trial was proven.
The conclusion at the end of the study is that people taking CoQ10 were rarely hospitalized with worsening heart failure and had fewer complications. (NBCI12)*
From the studies conducted, we can summarize that taking CoQ10 may:
- Help restore the optimal energy levels
- Reduce oxidative damage (accumulation of free radicals)
- Improve cardiac function
All of them can support treatments for the treatment of heart failure (NBCI8)*
CoQ10 helps to treat heart failure by improving heart function. Increases production of ATP and reduces oxidative damage. (antioxidant effect)
2. CoQ10 and fertility improvement
2.1. Female fertility
Female fertility decreases with age due to decreased number and quality of ova.
CoQ10 is directly involved in this process. With age, CoQ10 decreases in the body, making it less effective in preventing oocytes from oxidative damage. (NCBI13)*
Taking CoQ10 as a dietary supplement can help, and even change, this age-related decline. Namely – to increase the quantity and quality of ova.
2.2. Male fertility
Likewise, male sperm is sensitive to oxidative damage, which can lead to decreased sperm count, poor sperm quality and infertility. This is testified by the studies (NCBI14, NCBI15)*
Studies in this area have shown that CoQ10 intake can improve the quality, activity and concentration of sperm by increasing antioxidant protection. (NCBI15, NCBI16)*:
The antioxidant properties of CoQ10 can improve sperm quality. (NCBI14, NCBI15) * As well as increasing the quantity and quality of ova in women (NCBI13)*
3. CoQ10 and skin benefits
Skin is the largest body in the body. This makes it very vulnerable to external factors that contribute to aging.
Some of these factors may be internal or external.
Internal harmful factors include cell damage or hormonal imbalance.
External factors include natural interference, such as: UV rays, air pollution, etc. (NCBI17)*
The adverse factors listed above can lead to dehydration of the skin and reduce its protection from harmful environmental effects as well as thinning of the skin layers. (NCBI17, NCBI18)*
Applying CoQ10 directly to the skin can reduce the damage from internal and internal agents. The mechanism of action is by increasing the production of energy in the skin cells. Promoting Antioxidant Protection (NCBI19) *
Clinical study demonstrates that CoQ10, applied directly to the skin, reduces oxidative damage to cells. Can also reduce the depth of wrinkles caused by UV rays (NCBI20)*
Last but not least, people with low CoQ10 levels are at higher risk of illnesses such as skin cancer. (NCBI21)*
When applied directly to the skin, CoQ10 can reduce sun damage and increase antioxidant protection. Additional CoQ10 may also help reduce the risk of skin cancer, as evidenced by the following studies – (NCBI21)*
4. CoQ10 to deal with headaches
As noted above, the impaired function of mitochondria in brain cells can lead to increased absorption of calcium by the cells, excessive production of free radicals and reduced antioxidant protection.
This can lead to a decrease in energy in brain cells and even to migraine. This is evidenced by the research (NCBI22)*
CoQ10 has been shown to improve the function of mitochondria in brain cells and to help reduce inflammations that occurred during migraine. (NCBI23)*
A study conducted demonstrates that taking CoQ10 as a dietary supplement is three times more effective than placebo and helps reduce the number of headaches (NCBI24)*
People with migraine experience a CoQ10 deficiency.
Another study showed that 1550 people with low CoQ10 levels, after long-term use of the compound, had fewer and less severe headaches. (NCBI25)*
What’s more – CoQ10 intake can not only help reduce the symptoms of migraine, but can also prevent them. This is evidenced by the studies (NCBI26)*
Additional administration of CoQ10 as a food supplement and improved mitochondrial function may help prevent and relieve migraine.
5. The use of CoQ10 in physical exercise
Accumulation of free radicals can disrupt muscle function. Which will contribute to a faster dulling during a workout and a harder recovery after it. (NCBI27)*
Deteriorated mitochondrial function can reduce muscle energy, which is the reason for the decrease in muscle performance in physical stresses. This is evidenced by the research (NCBI28, NCBI29) *
CoQ10 supports physical performance by reducing free radicals in muscle cells and improving mitochondrial functions. (NCBI30)*
Study investigates the effects of CoQ10 on physical activity. People who take 1200 mg of CoQ10 per day for 60 days show a decrease in free radicals in cells (NCBI31)*
Also, supplemental CoQ10 intake can increase energy during exercise and reduce fatigue. This also improves the effectiveness of the exercises. (NCBI32, NCBI33, NCBI34)*
Physical loads may be affected by the accumulation of free radicals and mitochondrial dysfunction (impaired mitochondrial function in cells) in muscle cells. CoQ10 helps reduce levels of free radicals. Increases exercise efficiency and reduces fatigue.
6. CoQ10 to help with diabetes.
As already mentioned, the accumulation of free radicals damages the cells. This can lead to metabolic diseases such as diabetes. This is borne out by the study published on August 15, 2017. (NCBI35)*
Improper functioning of mitochondria is also associated with insulin resistance. (NCBI35)*
Studies conducted with people suffering from type 2 diabetes have shown that CoQ10 improves insulin sensitivity and regulates blood sugar levels (NCBI36)*
Additional administration of CoQ10 as a dietary supplement may help raise the blood CoQ10 concentration more often in people with diabetes who usually have low levels of this compound. (NCBI37, NCBI38)*
A study conducted in people with type 2 diabetes and taking CoQ10 for 12 weeks showed improvements in the performance of their studies. Significant reduction of blood glucose and hemoglobin levels A1C (glycated hemoglobin) (NCBI39)*
Taking CoQ10 as a food supplement helps break down fats and reduces the build-up of fatty cells leading to obesity or type 2 diabetes (NCBI40)*
Additional administration of CoQ10 may help increase insulin sensitivity and lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes and to protect healthy people from obesity at the cellular level.
7. CoQ10 to help with prevention of malignancies
If your body is unable to fight the accumulated free radicals, the structure of your cells may be impaired, increasing the risk of malignant cancers (some forms of cancer) (NCBI41, NCBI42)*
As we mentioned above, CoQ10 can protect cells from the accumulation of free radicals. And stimulates the production of cellular energy. This also promotes their healing protection (NCBI42, NCBI43)*
In people diagnosed with cancer, there are low levels of CoQ10.
Low CoQ10 levels are associated with up to 53.3% higher risk of cancer. Due to K10 deficiency, prognoses for various types of malignancies are. (NCBI43, NCBI44, NCBI45)*
A study conducted showed that additional CoQ10 intake could help reduce the recurrence of malignancy. (NCBI46)*
CoQ10 has an important role in protecting cellular DNA and preserving cells. Which are strongly related to the prevention and prevention of the recurrence of malignancies.
8. CoQ10 helps the brain work.
Mitochondria are the main source of energy in brain cells.
Age decreases in mitochondrial function. Total dysfunction of mitochondria can cause brain cell killing and cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. (NCBI47)*
Unfortunately, the brain is very prone to accumulation of free radicals in the cells due to its high fatty acid content and the high oxygen demand.
This accumulation of free radicals increases the production of harmful compounds that can affect memory and physical functions (NCBI48, NCBI49)*
With its antioxidant action, administration of CoQ10 may reduce the formation of these harmful compounds. It is also possible to delay the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
This is evidenced by the following studies: (NCBI50, NCBI51)*
It has been shown that supplemental intake of CoQ10 helps protect brain cells from accumulation of free radicals in them. Reduces the effects of harmful compounds that can lead to brain diseases.
9. CoQ10 helps to protect the lungs.
Of all the organs in the human body, the lungs have the greatest contact with oxygen. This makes them very susceptible to the accumulation of free radicals.
The modern polluted environment and the accumulation of solid particles in the air lead to increased oxidative damage in the lungs. Poor antioxidant protection and low levels of CoQ10 in the lungs can lead to lung disease.
Some of them are asthma, various forms of bronchitis, cold and colds complications, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (COPD) ** (NCBI52) * Read more about COPD here – COPD
It has been shown that people suffering from these conditions have lower CoQ10 levels (NCBI53, NCBI54)*
A study has shown that supplemental intake of CoQ10 as a dietary supplement reduces inflammation in people suffering from asthma and their need for steroid medication for their treatment. (NCBI55)*
Another study showed that additional CoQ10 intake from COPD sufferers had an improvement in their physical performance.
The reason for this is better antioxidant action in the tissues and improvement of heart rate (NCBI56) *
Due to the polluted environment, the release of solid particles into the air and the presence of numerous sources of harmful emissions, our lungs are exposed to constant stress and pollution.
For this reason, CoQ10 is recommended as a food supplement.
As shown in the studies described above, CoQ10 may reduce the accumulation of free radicals in the lungs cells that lead to various lung diseases.
Doses and side effects
With 1200 mg of CoQ10 for 16 months, no side effects endangering the overall function of the cells and the body. (NCBI51)*
The standard dose of CoQ10 varies from 90 mg to 200 mg per day.
Doses up to 500 mg are also well tolerated by the body. In several studies even higher doses were used without the occurrence of side effects (NCBI59, NCBI60, NCBI61)*
CoQ10 is a fat soluble compound and absorbs slowly from the body. Taking it with food can help the body absorb it up to three times faster than when it is taken without food. (NCBI2, NCBI62)*
For this reason, our product Pure Gold Q10 is dissolved in apricot oil. One of the highest quality fats useful for the human body.
CoQ10 + Food = CoQ103
CoQ10 – Food = CoQ10
The human body does not store CoQ10. This is why it is recommended that it be taken for an extended period of time to make sense of its benefits. CoQ10 is one of the few dietary supplements that can be taken throughout the year, following the recommendations.