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CQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) Softgels from Natural Nutrition Center

CQ10 100 mg; Vitamin E 5iu 17% (d-alpha tocopherol) Other Ingredients: Rice Bran Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Soy Lecithin, Purified Water, Titanium Dioxide Color, Annatto Color

What is CQ10?

Coenzyme Q10 or CQ10 (also known as CQ10, CoQ10, Q10, vitamin Q10, ubiquinone, or ubidecarenone) is a compound that is made naturally in the body. A coenzyme is a substance needed for the proper functioning of an enzyme, a protein that speeds up the rate at which chemical reactions take place in the body. The Q and 10 in CQ10 refer to parts of the compound’s chemical structure.

CQ10 is used by cells to produce energy needed for cell growth and maintenance. It is also used by the body as an antioxidant. An antioxidant is a substance that protects cells from chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals that can damage important parts of cells, including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). (DNA is a molecule inside cells that carries genetic information and passes it from one generation to the next.) This damage may play a role in the development of cancer.

CQ10 is found in most body tissues. The highest amounts are found in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. The lowest amounts are found in the lungs. Tissue levels of CQ10 decrease as people get older.

What is the history of the discovery and use of CQ10 as a complementary or alternative treatment for cancer?

CQ10 was first identified in 1957. Its chemical structure was determined in 1958. Interest in CQ10 as a potential treatment for cancer began in 1961, when a deficiency of the enzyme was noted in the blood of cancer patients. Low blood levels of CQ10 have been found in patients with myeloma, lymphoma, and cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, pancreas, colon, kidney, and head and neck.

Studies have yielded information about how CQ10 works in the body to produce energy and act as an antioxidant. Some studies have suggested that CQ10 stimulates the immune system and increases resistance to disease. In part because of this, researchers have theorized that it may be useful as an adjuvant therapy for cancer. (Adjuvant therapy is treatment given following the primary treatment to enhance the effectiveness of the primary treatment.)

Taken orally, CQ10 may help treat congestive heart failure and delay the progression of Parkinson’s disease. It may also be useful in treating diseases including muscular dystrophy, AIDS, hypertension, and mitochondrial encephalomyopathies. There is recent evidence that it may increase sperm motility. Although sometimes touted for enhancing athletic performance, this hasn’t been well demonstrated.

Previous research has shown that not all CQ10 supplements contain their claimed amounts. In late 2003 ConsumerLab.com purchased and evaluated CQ10 products to determine whether they contained the amounts of CQ10 stated on their labels. All non-chewable tablets also were ed to be sure that they would properly disintegrate. Complementary and alternative therapies are used in an effort to prevent illness, reduce stress, and to prevent or reduce side effects and symptoms of disease.