Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a compound that is part of nearly every cell in your body. CoQ10 supplementation is common because of its many possible health and related benefits. The PatchAid CoQ10 Patch is an easy way to get CoQ10 and other antioxidants.
What Is CoQ10?
CoQ10 is involved in two major processes.
- Energy production during metabolism.
- Antioxidant activity to help prevent cellular damage.
Your body makes some CoQ10. It is in many of the foods you eat, too. The PatchAid CoQ10 Patch is another source.
Benefits of CoQ10
Extensive research has looked into possible benefits of CoQ10 in areas such as the following.
- Support in congestive heart failure
- Aiding recovery after heart attack or heart surgery
- Managing blood pressure
- Addressing inflammation
- Supporting normal glucose metabolism in diabetes
- Reducing the chance of CoQ10 deficiency in brain conditions.
Some endurance athletes have pointed to the role of CoQ10 in metabolism as a reason for using it.
Low Amounts of CoQ10 in Foods
A 3-ounce portion of beef, fish, or chicken, for example, has less than 3 mg of CoQ10 per 3-ounce serving. Nuts have less than 1 mg CoQ10 per ounce, cooking oils have about 1 to 3 mg per tablespoon, and vegetables have a bit.
These amounts are not enough to significantly raise levels of CoQ10 in the body. To raise levels of CoQ10 in different body tissues, such as muscle, blood levels of CoQ10 need to be very high. To get levels this high, you may need to take a CoQ10 supplement.
CoQ10 Plus Patch Amount
The PatchAid CoQ10 Patch contains 100 mg of CoQ10. That is more than the amount of CoQ10 in 8 lb. of beef! This amount of CoQ10 is in line with amounts that have been researched by scientists and the medical community. It is far more than you could get from food on a daily basis.
Benefits of the CoQ10 Plus Patch
CoQ10 supplements are also available in oral form, such as capsules and tablets. These are thought to be relatively safe, but they have common side effects. Side effects can include gastrointestinal symptoms, such as an upset stomach, heartburn, nausea, and diarrhea.
The PatchAid CoQ10 Patch is an alternative form of supplementation. It delivers nutrients through the skin instead of into the stomach. That means that it does not cause discomfort related to digestion. In addition, you do not have to swallow anything, which can be a benefit for people who have trouble with pills or who are on liquid or soft foods diets.
Other Ingredients in the PatchAid CoQ10 Patch
The PatchAid CoQ10 Patch has other ingredients to support its functions.
- Vitamin C - an antioxidant that works with CoQ10.
- Zinc - a mineral that is needed for proper immune function.
- Astanxanthin - an antioxidant in shrimp and algae
- Resveratrol - the well-known compound in red wine that is known for possible heart benefits.
The PatchAid CoQ10 Patch is easy to use and has a high dose of CoQ10. Plus, it is packed with other antioxidants. Check with your doctor to see if it may be a good idea to use the patch to increase your body’s levels of CoQ10.