Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a nutrient that plays a vital role in health maintenance. As individuals age, the ability to synthesize CoQ10 begins to decline. Sometimes, this is due to poor eating habits or stress, but the main challenge for most people is the ability to choose the right foods containing CoQ10 as well as get additional nutrients needed to manufacture CoQ10 in the body. Isotonix CoQ10 contains 100 mg of Coenzyme Q10 to support and maintain cardiovascular health. Additional research shows that CoQ10 can also support cellular energy production and provide even more benefits for the heart and cardiovascular system.
Coenzyme Q10 belongs to a family of substances called ubiquinones and is a water-insoluble, wax-like substance that is part of the respiratory chain. It is synthesized in the cells, and is involved in electron transport and energy production in mitochondria. In the cellular system, it functions to generate energy from oxygen, in the form of ATP, for bodily processes. CoQ10 also exhibits activity as a free radical scavenger and an antioxidant. The antioxidant activity in the mitochondria and cell membranes protects against peroxidation of lipid membranes. Combining CoQ10 with vitamin E generates a synergistic antioxidant effect on lipoprotein and spares the vitamin E. Coenzyme Q10 can be found in spinach, broccoli, nuts, meats and fish. In the body, it is found in the highest concentration in the cells of the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. Supplementation of CoQ10 might be beneficial mostly to adults, because the levels of it in the body tend to peak around the age of 20, and then decline with age. The effects of supplementation with CoQ10 have shown to be especially helpful in maintaining heart health.
Since vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body, it helps protect cell membranes from the effects of free radicals. Vitamin E works with Coenzyme Q10 for antioxidant protection. High intake of vitamin E have also been found support a healthy heart. Vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados, wheat germ, and safflower oil are all good food sources of vitamin E. Vitamin E is linked to a healthy heart, enhancement of immune system function and support of healing.
Lipase is a fat-digesting enzyme that supports the body’s ability to break down dietary fats into an absorbable form. It is a water-soluble enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ester bonds in water-insoluble, lipid substrates. Lipase, such as human pancreatic lipase, support the conversion of triglyceride substrates found in oils from food to monoglycerides and free fatty acids. Lipases are ubiquitous in living organisms, and most are built on an alpha/beta hydrolase fold and employ a chymotrypsin-like hydrolysis mechanism involving a serine nucleophile, an acid residue and a histidine. Some lipases also work within the interior spaces of living cells to promote the normal degradation of lipids.
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