3 Efficacy of Coenzyme Q10 that blocks free radicals, the main culprit of aging

3 Efficacy of Coenzyme Q10 that blocks free radicals, the main culprit of aging

Nov 07, 2022KimSunhyo

If you are aging, you should pay attention to coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits
1. Improving high
blood pressure 2. Improving blood sugar control
3. Improving exercise performance

Hello. This is pharmacist Jinny.


The aging of the body is a human fate that cannot be avoided by me as I am writing this and all of you who are reading this. In general, our body starts to deteriorate from the age of 30, and when we reach our mid-40s, we feel the signs of aging centered on the joints, muscles, and eyes. It weakens your immunity and makes you more susceptible to disease.


The level of deterioration of body organs due to aging depends on how well the cells in them function . In other words, there are no specific signs of aging. This is the reason why coenzyme Q10 , the ingredient that I will introduce today, is called as a representative anti-aging nutrient. 


Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient that plays an essential role in the functioning of the mitochondria, the energy factory in cells, and protects cells with antioxidant action . The benefits of ingestion have also been studied from various angles, and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has recognized coenzyme Q10 as a functional raw material for blood pressure and antioxidant properties.


Today, through academic research on coenzyme Q10, a representative anti-aging nutrient, we will look at how coenzyme Q10 can contribute to the prevention of aging in our body.

1.  Improve high blood pressure

According to the National Health Insurance Corporation, there were 13.74 million high blood pressure patients in Korea last year. One in four adults over the age of 20 has high blood pressure. Hypertension pharmacist genie, which means abnormally high arterial blood pressure, is the main cause of aging of blood vessels as well as a phenomenon of aging of blood vessels. It is also easy to spread to complications such as angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and cerebrovascular disease.

The anti-hypertensive benefits of coenzyme Q10, a representative anti-aging nutrient, have been reported in academia since 1994. P Langsjoen and researchers (1994) evaluated the effect of coenzyme Q10 intake on blood pressure in 109 patients with essential hypertension, and reported improvements in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

The overall NYHA (New York Heart Association) functional rating improved from a mean of 2.40 to 1.36 (P<0.001), and 51% of patients discontinued one to three antihypertensives completely at an average of 4.4 months after starting CoQ10. "
Research reference : P Langsjoen, P Langsjoen, R Willis, K Folkers. (1994) Treatment of essential hypertension with Coenzyme Q10. Mol Aspects Med. 15:S265-72.
2. Improve blood sugar control

Among the functions that decline with aging is the ability to regulate blood glucose levels. In particular , it is known that after the age of 50, the ability to control blood sugar after meals steadily decreases every 10 years . This phenomenon is interpreted as a result of comprehensively reflecting various factors such as an increase in visceral fat mass, a decrease in muscle mass, and a decrease in insulin sensitivity accompanying biological aging.

DeFronzo, R. A. (2004). Pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Medical clinics, 88(4), 787-835.

However, recently, it has been hypothesized that the dysfunction of mitochondria in cells due to aging is the root cause of the deterioration of blood sugar control ability. Accordingly, the glycemic control benefit of coenzyme Q10, a nutrient important for mitochondrial function, was evaluated .

The results of this study show that supplementation with coenzyme Q10 for 12 weeks can improve glycemic control independent of the lipid profile in diabetic patients. "
Research reference : Zahedi, H., Eghtesadi, S., Seifirad, S., Rezaee, N., Shidfar, F., Heydari, I., ... & Jazayeri, S. (2014). Effects of CoQ10 supplementation on lipid profiles and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 13(1), 1-8.
3. Improving exercise performance

Loss of muscle mass, which was previously pointed out as one of the causes of decreased blood sugar control ability due to aging, is also a natural phenomenon due to aging. Since muscle mass tends to decrease continuously after the age of 30, experts always suggest exercise as the basis for maintaining good health. However, the deterioration of cardiorespiratory function and muscle and skeletal system according to aging is also a factor that makes exercise difficult.

As a representative anti-aging nutrient, coenzyme Q10 is known to affect exercise performance. Cooke, M and researchers, who evaluated the effect of single or continuous intake of coenzyme Q10 on exercise performance, reported that coenzyme Q10 intake improved exercise performance in both aerobic and anaerobic exercise .

Continuous supplementation of coenzyme Q10 increased plasma coenzyme Q10 concentrations and increased the duration of exercise for fatigue. These results indicate that coenzyme Q10 supplementation affects exercise performance in various types of exercise. "
Research reference : Cooke, M., Iosia, M., Buford, T., Shelmadine, B., Hudson, G., Kerksick, C., ... & Kreider, R. (2008). Effects of acute and 14-day coenzyme Q10 supplementation on exercise performance in both trained and untrained individuals. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 5(1), 8.

Today, we learned about coenzyme Q10, a representative anti-aging nutrient. As it is an ingredient that has many benefits, not only for blood pressure and blood sugar, which should be taken care of with aging, but also for exercise performance.


In addition, if you are taking coenzyme Q10, it is recommended to take it after meals rather than on an empty stomach, and in the morning or during the day rather than in the evening. In addition, most human application tests evaluate intake for 6 months, so it is important to consume it consistently. 


I hope you have a healthy body and mind. More than that, it was Jinny.

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