The compound known as Co-enzyme Q10 has found new acclaim as one of the most used dietary supplements in the world. It is naturally fermented and extracted to create Co Q10 capsules or Natural Q10 capsules. But with millions and millions of people using this today, how much do really know about this supplement? Here are few helpful facts about Co-enzyme Q10 and the Q10 supplementary capsules.
Co-enzyme Q10 is found in all the living cells in our body. It is found in the mitochondria of the cell and is responsible for producing energy and distributing it to the various parts of the body that need energy. The body parts or the organs that need the most energy are the parts that have the highest levels of Co Q10. These parts include the liver, the lungs and especially the heart. Among them, the heart has the highest level of Co Q10 in the human body.
Co-enzyme Q10 gets its name from the 10 chemical bonds found in the compound. It is also known as vitamin Q or Ubiquinone. It gets its name from the word ubiquitous meaning present everywhere because of its presence in almost all the parts of the body. Nowadays the compound is known as Co Q10 or just simply Natural Q10.
Q10 was first discovered in 1957 by a professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison named Frederick Crane during an experiment for electron transfers. A year later, the chemical structure of co Q10 was discovered by a professor from the University of Texas, Austin, named Karl Folkers. It would be decades before anyone would manufacture Co Q10 through fermentation and try to use this compound as a possible dietary supplement.
Q10 is present in all our cells but in small efficient amounts. We can produce Co Q10 ourselves from our daily diet but we usually t only 5-10 mgs of Co Q10 per day. With the emergence of these supplementary capsules we can increase the amount to around 50-200 mgs per day. People with special needs, such as people who have Q10 deficiency can have as much as 2000 mgs of Q10 per day.
Co Q10 capsules usually look like yellow capsules. These capsules are made that way because they are fat soluble in a dry base form and can be digested and absorbed more efficiently that way. Natural Co Q10 supplementary capsules are now available as over the counter dietary supplements at all good health food stores.