The mitochondria are the cells’ energy powerhouses, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function.1 CoQ10 is required to convert the energy from fats and sugars into usable cellular energy. Yet, the body’s production of CoQ10 declines significantly with advancing age.2 With an ample amount of CoQ10, mitochondria can work most efficiently throughout the entire body — including the most densely populated area, the heart.3 CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant, helping protect proteins, and DNA of mitochondria from oxidation and supporting mitochondrial function.1
More people are supplementing with CoQ10 than ever before. One reason is increased awareness that statin drugs used to lower LDL and cholesterol deplete CoQ10 levels in the blood, and possibly the tissues.4,5
What most doctors don’t know, however, is that normal aging may result in more of a reduction in CoQ10 than taking statins. For example, while statin drugs have been shown to reduce plasma CoQ10 by nearly 40%,6 the aging process reduces CoQ10 levels in the heart muscle wall by 72%.7 What is particularly concerning is the deficit caused by the dual effects of aging8 and statin drug use that can result in severe depletion of cellular vitality.6
Why take SMART Q10™ CoQ10? The CoQ10 in this formula has been clinically shown to support cardiac, neurological and immune health. It is absorbed into both your bloodstream and cells. The chewable tablet allows for immediate release and immediate benefits. It is CoQ10 in a pure, natural form - not synthesized.