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Help your body help you: Energy and CoQ10

Fusion Health - EnergyWe all want energy; whether it’s to help combat fatigue or squeeze more from your workout. When it comes to promoting cellular energy, think CoQ10 and here’s why…

Cellular energy – where does it come from?

Your body produces energy within your mitochondria; the power house inside your cells. Some tissues in your body that have a high energy output, such as your heart and muscles, contain higher amounts of mitochondria to meet the energy demands of these highly active tissues. Put simply; adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the body’s energy currency, you make it in your mitochondria and then then spend it every day. Various nutrients and ‘cofactors’ are required to generate your ATP, and you need to ensure they are all present to efficiently produce cellular energy. This is where CoQ10 comes in…

CoQ10 – you can’t make cellular energy without it

CoQ10 is a vital cofactor in your cellular production of ATP. Your food only provides a small quantity of CoQ10, and levels of CoQ10 naturally decline with age! It makes sense to supplement with a good quality absorbable CoQ10 to support efficient energy production, as low levels may lead to…
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Reduced stamina and endurance

Cellular energy - how you spend it is up to you

Supplementing the body with CoQ10 can help optimise cellular energyproduction, support vitality and healthy ageing. If you are bursting with energybut want to (3 Top Tips for Healthy Fitness), CoQ10could be helpful in assisting the following fitness factors;
  • Support muscle activity
  • Enhance exercise tolerance
  • Promote cardiovascular health
  • Provide antioxidant protection from free radical damage

Mr Vitamins recommends

Fusion Health® Bioenhanced CoQ10 150mg, bioenhanced with Piperine Phospholipid ComplexTM to help optimise digestive absorption, ensuring you get the most from your CoQ10. Find out more about Fusion Health® CoQ10 Fusion Health® Bioenhanced CoQ10 150mgcombines well with Fusion Health® Energy to enhance physical performance. Check out our3 Top Tips for Healthy Fitness As always, whatever questions or concerns you have about your cellular energy, all you have to do is drop by Mr Vitamins and ‘Ask a Naturopath’.   References Mizuno K et al, 2008. ‘Antifatigue effects of coenzyme Q10 during physical fatigue‘, Nutrition Vol. 24, pp. 293–299. Badmaev V, Majeed M, Prakash L, 2000. ‘Piperine derived from black pepper increases the plasma levels of coenzyme Q10 following oral supplementation’, J. Nutr. Biochem. Vol. 11, pp.109 –113.