Patient One Coenzyme Q10 supplies 100 mg of the fat-soluble antioxidant Coenzyme Q10, in a base of organic extra virgin olive oil. Research indicates that oil-based CoQ10 has greater absorption and utilization than the powdered form. CoQ10 is necessary for the production of cellular energy and supports cardiovascular, neurological, and immune system health.
Coenzyme Q10 is present in almost all cells where it is necessary for mitochondrial energy production. As a potent antioxidant, CoQ10 provides protection against free radicals and is also capable of recycling and regenerating other antioxidants. While the body produces CoQ10, levels decrease with advancing age and with lifestyle choices that compromise nutrition status. Research has shown that supplementation improves levels of CoQ10 in the body, and levels decline when supplementation ceases.
CoQ10 provides support to all cells throughout the body and is particularly supportive of tissues that require a lot of energy, such as the heart muscle. Coenzyme Q10 is often suppressed in those with cardiovascular conditions, and CoQ10 depletion is often associated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. As such, co-administration with statins is recommended.
Antioxidant supplementation can be beneficial for healthy cardiovascular function by decreasing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. CoQ10 supports cardiac tissues by improving endothelial function and by having a direct anti-atherogenic effect, leading to lower blood pressure and improved myocardial contractility.