Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 For Athletes

An Enzyme Found In Every Cell In the Body

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally-occurring compound found in every cell of the body. It is found in the mitochondria, the rod-shaped structures inside each cell.  

CoQ10 is a vitamin-like compound also known as ubiquinone. Ubiquinone combines two terms to describe this substance – quinone is a type of coenzyme and ubiquitous indicates it exists everywhere in the human body.

Naturally Occurring But Production Wanes With Age

Although CoQ10 is produced naturally inside the body, production wanes dramatically with age and in the presence of specific diseases. Certain medications, especially cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, can also interfere with CoQ10 production. As your CoQ10 levels decline it can significantly affect how you feel, making you feel less energetic and "older" than you actually are.

Physicians Suggest Benefits To ATP Production

Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra recommends refueling your body with CoQ10 to help improve energy levels.  Dr. Sinatra says, "When you supplement with the right CoQ10 dosage, it allows the coenzymes to do their job of sparking the production of your body's cellular fuel, called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).  As your heart muscle consumes huge amounts of oxygen and energy, CoQ10 essentially recharges the energy system in the heart, enabling the heart muscle to pump blood more efficiently."  

CoQ10 also acts as an antioxidant, helping to clean up destructive free radicals that are by-products of the energy production process.

Performance Benefits of CoQ10 For Athletes

A medical study by the "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition" found Ubiquinol (electron-rich form of CoQ10) supplementation enhances peak power production in trained athletes.  As a result, many athletes, including endurance athletes, have supplemented their diets with CoQ10. 

Other cited benefits of CoQ10 include:

  • Assists in energy production
  • Helps to maintain healthy heart
  • Reduces exercise-induced muscle damage

You can learn more about CoQ10 and it's benefits for endurance athletes in this report by Dr. Stefan Siebrecht

And visit our website to order our all-natural, vegetarian CoQ10 supplement for athletes. 

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