CoQ10 and Co-Enzymes
last updated 5.7.06
A co-enzyme helps some enzymes function (not all enzymes have co-enzymes). Various vitamins and minerals also act as co-enzymes. Magnesium is an example. It activates many, many reactions. If it is not available to the enzyme, the enzyme cannot work.Also, not all enzymes are for digestion. There are lots of metabolic enzymes but they do other jobs besides food breakdown.
CoQ10 is a co-enzyme and antioxidant. Here are some references:
" Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone/ubiquinol) is a fat-soluble quinone with a structure similar to that of vitamin K. It is a powerful antioxidant both on its own and in combination with vitamin E and is vital in powering the body's energy production (ATP) cycle. CoQ10 is found throughout the body in cell membranes, especially in the mitochondrial membranes and is particularly abundant in the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, pancreas and adrenal glands. The total body content of CoQ10 is only about 500-1500 mg and decreases with age. "
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Although CoQ10 might be beneficial, if you want something to break down foods, assist with gut healing, and provide the other health benefits of digestive enzymes, you will need to look at true digestive enzymes