- Dental disease
- Gum disease
- Stomatitis (lymphocytic, plasmacytic, inflammation in the mouth)
- Immune boosting
- Heart diseases
- Heart murmurs
- Enlarged heart
- Rapid heart beats (tachycardia)
- Irregular heart beats (arrhythmia)
- 1-25 lbs=1 or 2 capsule twice daily
- 25 lbs and up, see CoQ 100
- 1/2 capsule twice daily, ok to mix into foods
- Small (under 100 grams)= 1/32 capsule daily on food
- Medium (100 to 250 grams)= 1/16 capsule daily on food
- Large (250+)= 1/8 capsule daily food
- For all birds, mix 1 capsule into 1 cup soft foods (veggies, beans, etc). Feed over three days then remix a new batch
- For hand-feeding birds, place 1/32 capsule into the formula and give daily. A pinch into each feeding twice daily
Coenzyme Q10, a quinone, also called ubiquinone, is related to Vitamin K. Coenzyme Q10 naturally occurs in the body and is a particularly important factor in mitochondrial energy synthesis.
CoEnzyme Q10 is especially helpful for gum disease and heart disease
Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant; it is vital for a healthy heart, is required by the body for the production of energy (mitochondria, the power packs of the body's cells), is required for thinking and nervous system health, and maintains the health of blood vessels.
Coenzyme Q10 acts as a cofactor in the electron transport chain that creates adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the body's major source of energy to fuel its biochemical reactions.
This product has far less Coenzyme Q10, and is aimed at small animals and birds. If you have a larger animal, look at CoQ 100.
With bioenergetic inhibition of mitochondrial function, Co-Q10 becomes conditionally essential. Simply stated, when the body is exhausted by fighting disease, Co-Q10 is beneficial as a supplement, enhancing all body functions. Due to its energy-producing effect, coenzyme Q10 may help boost the immune system in energy-deficient individuals.
Coenzyme Q10 supplementation has been shown to boost antibody production and enhance phagocytosis.
Cells that benefit the most from the addition of coenzyme Q10 are those that have a more rapid turnover, including heart, gums3, mucosal cells of the intestines, and immune system cells. Known benefits for coenzyme Q10 include treatment of periodontal disease, lymphocytic gingivitis, and any heart disease that is associated with poor contraction.
Like L-carnitine, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is necessary for proper heart function.
CoQ10 is a vital component of energy production within the mitochondria of the myocardial cells in the heart, and an adequate supply is vital to the health of the heart muscle.
Coenzyme Q10 naturally occurs in the body and is a particularly important factor in mitochondrial energy synthesis. Coenzyme Q10 acts as a cofactor in the electron transport chain that creates adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the body's major source of energy to fuel its biochemical reactions. With bioenergetic inhibition of mitochondrial function, Co-Q10 becomes conditionally essential. Simply stated, when the body is exhausted by fighting disease, Co-Q10 is beneficial as a supplement, enhancing all body functions.
CoQ10 supports normal heart rhythm and can help maintain healthy blood pressure.
CoQ10 is also an important antioxidant that protects the cells that line the blood vessels from oxidative damage. In a human study, type 2 diabetics, which commonly exhibit poor arterial compliance, were given 200 mg of CoQ10 daily.
Results demonstrated the improved function of the endothelium lining the arteries.
Coenzyme Q10 functions as an intracellular antioxidant. Due to its involvement in energy production within the cell.
CoQ10 affects the function of all cells in the body, particularly benefiting the most metabolically active cells, such as those found in the heart, immune system, gingiva, neurons, and gastric mucosa.
CoQ10 is necessary for proper neurological function. CoQ10 is a vital component of energy production within the mitochondria and an adequate supply is vital to the health of the neurons. CoQ10 supports healthy nerve conduction.
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2. Saiki I, et al. Macrophage activation with ubiquinones and their related compounds in mice. Int J Vitam Nutr Res.53(3):312:20, 1983.
3. Hanioka T, et al. Effect of topical application of coenzyme Q10 on adult periodontitis. Mol Aspects Med.;15 Suppl:s241:8, 1994.
4. Lonnrot K ; Tolvanen JP ; Porsti I ; Ahola T ; Hervonen A ;Alho H. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation and recovery from ischemia in senescent rat myocardium. Life Sci;64(5):315:23, 1999.