Coenzyme Q10 is specifically responsible for synthesizing Adenosine Triphosphate, a molecule which acts as the major energy source for each individual cell. It does this by jump-starting many different biological processes, including increased rate of protein production as well as muscle contraction. It is this Adenosine Triphosphate, coming from Coenzyme Q10, which is directly responsible for acting as a coenzyme for mitochondrial enzyme complexes, thus creating energy for the cell.
In addition to acting indirectly as an energy source for every cell in the body, it also can provide services of an antioxidant in neutralizing harmful free radicals. Past age 30, the amount of Coenzyme Q10 in the body begins a sharp decline, which causes the body to be more susceptible to damage from these harmful molecules. Coenzyme Q10 works as an immune system strengthener and as a coenzyme for various other types of enzymes.
Unlike other supplements, Coenzyme Q10 can actually be taken both as a dietary supplement and also as a topical rub in order for the intended effects to be experienced.
Without Coenzyme Q10, the mitochondria in each cell would find it very difficult to correctly or efficiently process cholesterol and fat. When Coenzyme Q10 is taken as a supplement, it is best to also supplement Vitamin E, C or both at the same time along with it, as these will both have the effect of optimizing the supplement’s overall performance.
The suggested serving size of Coenzyme Q10 is anywhere from 50mg to 200mg once daily, depending on intended effect. There are individuals with specific health conditions that may benefit from taking higher dosages too, but this possibility should be discussed with a physician. Roughly, 1/32 teaspoon is equivalent to 50mg, thus making 1/8 teaspoon about 200mg. Because serving sizes are so small, however, it may be best to measure this product with an accurate gram scale to get the best effects. No person should exceed the maximum limit of 800mg per day.