Coenzyme Q10 - Its Importance, Properties and Use in Nutrition and Cosmetics
 
   

Coenzyme Q10 Its Importance,
Properties and Use
in Nutrition and Cosmetics

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM:   Ceska Slov Farm 2000;   49 (3) May:   119123

Hojerova J

Slovenskej technickej univerzity, Bratislava.


Coenzyme Q10, or ubiquinone, is a nutrient--a vitamin-like substance which plays a crucial role in the generation of cellular energy an in free radical scavenging in the human body. After the age of 35 to 40, the organism begins to lose its ability to synthesize Co Q10 from food and its deficiency develops. Ageing, poor eating habits, stress and infection--they all affect our ability to provide adequate amounts of Co Q10. Therefore Co Q10 supplementation may be very helpful for the organism. The present summarizing study reports the history of the discovery and research, properties, biochemical effects, dosage of Co Q10 deficiency in the human body. A possible use of Co Q10 as a dietary supplement and an ingredient for topical cosmetic products is described.


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