How it Works
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like compound present in almost all cells, where it is necessary for cellular energy production.* CoQ10 concentrations are highest in the heart, where chemical energy availability is critical. CoQ10 also functions as a powerful fat-soluble free radical scavenger within cell membranes and vascular structures.* Protocol For Life Balance® CoQ10 is a pharmaceutical grade, all-trans form of CoQ10 produced by fermentation.
Research has shown that CoQ10 plays several key roles in your body.
One of its primary functions is to help generate energy in your cells. It’s involved in making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is involved in energy transfer within cells (2).
Excessive amounts of free radicals lead to oxidative damage, which can interfere with regular cell functioning. This is known to cause many health conditions (6).
Given that ATP is used to carry out all the body’s functions and oxidative damage is destructive to cells, it is not surprising that some chronic diseases have been linked to low levels of CoQ10 (5).
CoQ10 is present in every cell of your body. However, the highest concentrations are found in organs with the greatest energy demands, such as the heart, kidneys, lungs and liver (7).
Take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Cautions / Interactions
Coenzyme Q10 may interact with anticoagulant, antihypertensive, and chemotherapy medications. Statin medications have been shown to decrease CoQ10 production in the body and CoQ10 supplementation may be useful when taking these drugs. Consult your healthcare professional if you are taking any of these medications before using this product.
Separation and color variation in the softgel may occur. This is natural and doesn’t affect product quality.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.