Ubiquine-1 (CoQ10) is a compound found in the mitochondria of cells where it functions in electron transport to generate cellular energy. As we age, the levels of ubiquine-1 decrease. Ubiquine-1 is required for ATP production, conversion of food into energy and other bodily functions.
This article will give you more information about this vitamin so that you can continue to stay in the game!
What is ubiquine-1?
Ubiquinone (also known as coenzyme Q10) is a substance found within our mitochondria that helps supply energy from food to cells throughout your body during aerobic respiration and contributes to antioxidant capacity, among other things.
Ubiquinone is a vitamin-like substance that the body produces naturally, but because there are no dietary sources, it can also be obtained through supplementation (including ubiquinol and ubiquinone).
When there's not enough ubiquinol or ubiquinone to support energy production or antioxidant capacity, the body can convert cholesterol into coenzyme Q10.
CoQ10 is most commonly known as an important component in energy production for the heart and muscle tissue. It's also a co-factor in the mitochondrial creation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), our basic source of cellular energy. When ATP creation is compromised and free radical levels rise, muscle fatigue can occur. CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radical damage in the body.
How much does ubiquine-1 affect one's health?
The body manufactures ubiquinone, but the levels of this compound in the body are highly variable. In general, those with higher levels of ubiquinone have lower rates of heart disease and other chronic diseases such as cancer. This is in part because it increases cellular energy by helping to reduce oxidative stress and produce more antioxidants that protect cells against harmful free radicals. Ubiquinone-1 also stimulates mitochondrial energy production, which has been shown to reduce inflammation by decreasing an overactive immune response.
Conclusion, Stay in the Game Vitamin
This vitamin is a recent discovery and was previously thought to be non-existent; that is until it was found to be a potent antioxidant enzyme within mitochondria. Ubiquine-1 also helps free radicals become antioxidants, thereby protecting your cells from damage and disease.
Now you know... you can stay in the game for life!
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