Normal healthy adults have a CoQ10 status of about 1 mg/L of blood plasma. Heart failure patients benefit from treatment with CoQ10 to raise the plasma level to at least 2.5 mg/L. Aging, mutation in genes, oxidative stress, and statins can all affect the bio-synthesis of CoQ10.
CoQ10’s melting point is about 118 degrees Fahrenheit, much higher than body temperature. Below 118 degrees, CoQ10 clumps together into crystals. We cannot absorb CoQ10 crystals; we can only absorb single molecules. For absorption, the CoQ10 supplement formulation is important.
Commercially available CoQ10 supplements are quite different from one another in quality and potency. Even if the manufacturers start with the same CoQ10 raw material, the end result can vary considerably.
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