By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.
This blog is one of a continuing series of blogs that are attempting to peer into the future and see what treatments possibly await us. This blog provides an overview on CoQ10 – what forms work best and how to take it – and then takes a look at the next generation of more powerful CoQ10 supplements we may see.
CoQ10 radicals are produced en masse during ATP production. Unless they are mopped up by antioxidants like CoQ10, they will snatch electrons from cellular membranes, causing havoc.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is best known as an antioxidant – a scavenger of the free radicals that knock holes in the lipid membranes protecting our cells – sometimes setting off a free radical chain reaction. CoQ10 also mops up free radicals produced during energy production inside the cell and is an ATP production enhancer. If “dirty” energy production is occurring – as has been suggested in ME/CFS – CoQ10 might provide a way to clean up the mess and increase energy.
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