Coenzyme Q10 for Weight Loss

coenzyme q10 for weight loss

We’ve been spending quite a bit of time talking about the specifics of different ingredients we use or supplements we support lately.  When we’re not posting about those, we’ve been speaking about how you can leverage supplementation to bulk up and increase muscle mass [1].  Aiming to do something a little bit different today, we’re going to talk about a supplement that you can leverage: Coenzyme Q10 for weight loss.

Coenzyme Q10 is definitely something we’ve talked about before.  As you’ve grown accustomed to, there is plenty of information about what CoQ10 is and the benefits available to users right here in the history of this blog!  Many of our readers want to gain muscle but the truth is, most people want to shed a few pounds of fat first.  Today, we’re going to explain how you can use CoQ10 to lose weight, specifically, and feel healthier.

 

A Building Block

CoQ10 is a vital compound in our bodies and helps with many, many more things than assisting in weight loss.  Being present in each cell of your body, CoQ10 boosts the generation of cellular energy, serving as a natural antioxidant.  Put plainly, CoQ10 is effectively part of your immune system.

It only makes sense that a building block for cellular energy and immune system activity can provide the extra energy needed to improve digestion as well.  The higher the level of CoQ10 in your system, the better you body will be able to convert the food that you consume into fuel.  Not only does this make the digestive process more efficient and produce less temporary weight in the way of waste, but it also produces less permanent weight in the way of visceral fat.  The body doesn’t need to store food for fuel when it can efficiently create and burn fuel.  This is why individuals who practice weight loss through CoQ10 supplementation often need to consume more calories [2].  (Just try to keep the calories made of protein and not fat or carbohydrates)

 

Enhanced Metabolism

Various studies have proven that CoQ10 improves metabolism and ameliorates obesity.  Remember, CoQ10 improves energy production of your cells [3].  The higher the CoQ10 level, the more your cells will burn fuel to create energy.  Imbalance of energy input and output is the leading cause of weight gain.  This is why some individuals really struggle to lose weight, no matter how much they diet and fast and how much exercise they partake in.  It’s only going to do so much for you if your body isn’t doing its part to get rid of the fuel that you do put in to your body.

Increased metabolism through Coenzyme Q10 is what manufacturers similar to Vaxxen rely on.  Products like Cinerate often contain CoQ10, often characterized as ubiquinol, to help their customers burn off unwanted fat through energy production and consumption.  Please understand that an adequate amount of physical activity is needed.  You can’t just sit on the couch and eat everything you want, but for those of you who are really struggle, you likely have a natural imbalance… and CoQ10 is the cure!

References

  1. Mostafa Armanfar, 1 Afshar Jafari, 2 Gholam Reza Dehghan, 3 and Leila Abdizadeh 4
    Effect of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on exercise-induced response of inflammatory indicators and blood lactate in male runners
    Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2015; 29: 202.
    Published online 2015 Apr 20.
  2. Rajiv Saini
    Coenzyme Q10: The essential nutrient
    J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2011 Jul-Sep; 3(3): 466–467.
    doi: 10.4103/0975-7406.84471
  3. Zhe Xu,corresponding author1 Jia Huo,1 Xin Ding,1 Mu Yang,1 Lin Li,1 Jian Dai,1 Kazunori Hosoe,2 Hiroshi Kubo,2 Masayuki Mori,1,3 Keiichi Higuchi,1,4 and Jinko Sawashita1,4
    Coenzyme Q10 Improves Lipid Metabolism and Ameliorates Obesity by Regulating CaMKII-Mediated PDE4 Inhibition
    Sci Rep. 2017; 7: 8253.
    Published online 2017 Aug 15. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08899-7
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