CoQ10 150mg One-A-Day Get Up & Go provides an optimal dose of CoQ10 in a single convenient capsule. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that supports healthy heart, cardiovascular and immune system function, helps inhibit the harmful oxidation of LDL-cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol), and replenishes the antioxidant activity of vitamin E. It’s also involved in the production of ATP, the energy source that fuels all bodily processes.
CoQ10 150mg One-A-Day Get Up & Go may be particularly beneficial for older people as the body’s own levels of coenzyme Q10 diminish with age.
As a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger, CoQ10 helps offset some of the cellular damage caused by free radicals, 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.
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.
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.
CoQ10 – antioxidant support for the cardiovascular system.
The antioxidant properties of CoQ10 play a special role in the cardiovascular system, where it helps protect LDL-cholesterol from oxidation. Sometimes referred to as ‘bad’ cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol is the form of cholesterol that’s associated with an increased risk of heart problems.
This type of cholesterol is highly vulnerable to free radical damage. That’s a BIG problem, because once they’re oxidised, LDL-cholesterol molecules may have an increased tendency to stick to the walls of your arteries – and as you know, it’s important to keep your arteries healthy and flexible so that blood can flow through them easily.
So, by helping to protect LDL-cholesterol from oxidation, CoQ10 plays a valuable role in keeping your heart and blood vessels healthy.
Read more about the role coq10 plays in a healthy heart on our lifestyle blog.
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