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Power Tool - CoQ10

When you are searching for something to aid you in the recovery process, you may want to look at the advantages of Coenzyme Q10, aka, CoQ10. This super supplement can help your long-term well-being and has many benefits from health to improved athletic function. That said, the effective amount needs more study. According to Healthline, the average serving in order to reap the benefits is about 200mg per day but some products, such as SFH Recover, contain 500mg/serving. Of course, it is important to remember (as with any supplement) that it’s all about the absorption (uptake) not necessarily the amount you ingest (intake).  CoQ10 is not well absorbed so it is better to look for supplements that have high amounts of CoQ10/serving.

CoQ10 is essential for mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are essential for energy generation and life itself. More specifically CoQ10 is needed to make ATP, which is the major energy molecule in our body.

Further based on chemical structure, CoQ10 is also an antioxidant and is believed to protect mitochondria against oxidative damage, aka, free radical damage.

Some organs in our body need lots of energy to perform their function. Our hearts are a good example. Our hearts never rest and need a lot of energy for muscle contraction and blood pumping.  Further, our brains are very active and need a lot of energy to function. Skeletal muscles are also energy dependent, especially when working hard (running, lifting, doing work). Mitochondria make the energy for these very active parts of our body to function at their best. Thus, CoQ10 is essential for heart health, brain health and muscle work output.

How will this supplement help you go that extra mile? CoQ10 helps the mitochondrial function, which may improve overall muscle energy. It’s common for active individuals to use CoQ10 to enhance their exercise performance. Research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition backed these claims. The study found that single serving and 14-day supplementation of the antioxidant resulted in a higher concentration of CoQ10 in the muscles and plasma which correlated with an increased time until exhaustion. In addition, CoQ10 may increase fat burning in mitochondria. This makes common sense. If mitochondria make more ATP then they must burn more fat, because fat is the main fuel for oxidative phosphorylation and ATP generation.

CoQ10 is naturally manufactured by the human body, but it is important to mention that food sources don’t give our bodies enough CoQ10. Beef heart is the best food source of CoQ10. Sure, that’s not exactly a snack food you might reach for or pack in a lunch, it’s more like something you’d see being roasted over a pit on Game of Thrones. However, this antioxidant can also be found in small doses in liver, whole grains, and fish – including salmon and tuna.

SFH RECOVER provides mega doses of CoQ10, topping out at 500mg per serving. That strength will help athletes with their energy demands and help keep all cells and organs healthy.

CoQ10 is a perfect 10 when it comes to overall wellbeing. SFH RECOVER is the perfect supplement to have in your arsenal so that you are getting enough of this antioxidant for your complete health which will help you become Stronger. Faster. Healthier.

CoQ10 is also found in the first product of our new Lifestyle line coming Summer 2018. Stay tuned!