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How Your Body Creates Energy | CoQ10 Benefits | Mitochondrial Energy Support | Optimize Performance

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How Your Body Creates Energy | CoQ10 Benefits | Mitochondrial Energy Support | Optimize Performance – Thomas DeLauer:
CoenzymeQ10 is also known as ubiquinone. What it is, is a co-factor or a coenzyme that allows the conversion of food to energy to actually occur. CoenzymeQ10 is present in what is called the mitochondria. If you’ve watched my other videos before you know I talk about the mitochondria a lot. The mitochondria is the energy powerhouse inside of a cell. It’s literally the motor. It’s where everything happens. Without CoenzymeQ10, we’re never able to take the food that we eat, the proteins, the fats, and the carbohydrates, and convert it into what is called ATP, adenosine triphosphate. That is what gives us the energy for our muscles to contract, for our brain to work, and for every single cell in our body to have energy. Now usually CoenzymeQ10 is found within the heart, the liver, the kidneys, and the pancreas, but it’s also found in smaller amounts throughout the rest of the body, including our muscle tissue.

So for those of you that work out or you’re trying to get in shape, you might find that CoenzymeQ10 is very, very important to not only your performance, but also your recovery and your overall fat loss and muscle building. So once CoenzymeQ10 goes from being ubiquinone, where it actually starts using the nutrients that you consume to convert them into energy, it turns into something known as ubiquinol, so it slightly changes. The funny thing is, it’s called ubiquinol because of its ubiquitous properties. CoenzymeQ10 does a lot of different things within the body. It doesn’t just help energy processing and conversion. It also has powerful antioxidant components. I’ll get to those in just a second. You might be wondering why should someone take CoenzymeQ10, or why should they be aware of it. The fact is, after age 25 or 30, we start to lose our levels of CoenzymeQ10. Our mitochondria starts to become less efficient.

So, it’s not just age related decline though. A lot of times we’ll see any kind of nutritional deficiency, generally speaking things like B vitamin deficiencies, but also if you have any kind of diseased state within the body that might affect neurological function and might actually affect the electron function within your body. But, one that might be applicable to you, is if you’re working out or you’re moving a lot, you could actually have a tissue depletion of CoenzymeQ10.

Again, it’ll all make sense in a second, but it comes down to how much your body has to use that CoQ10 to recover or generate energy. It only has so much and it starts to decline. You can only replenish it at so fast of a rate. When you understand that your body’s using this CoenzymeQ10 for energy, again, it all makes sense. So let’s talk about how it works for a second. You see, you have inside your mitochondria an inner membrane and an outer membrane. Inside the inner membrane is really where the power happens, literally where we actually create the ATP.

So a lot of times when we consume proteins, fats, and carbs, they get inside the outer membrane but they don’t get inside the inner membrane without the help of CoenzymeQ10. So what CoenzymeQ10 does first, is it allows the fatty acids and allows the glucose from the food that we’ve consumed to actually be accepted by the mitochondria. It’s sort of a gate keeper without the CoenzymeQ10, those nutrients can’t get in and ever get converted to energy. But, what’s even more powerful is how it creates a gradient.Now, let me talk about this from an electron side of things. Whenever we have energy occurring within the body, we’re taking food and we’re converting it into energy which means there’s an electron process. Our bodies are finely tuned electrical machines.

So you have energy from movement. Remember back in early physics and early chemistry we were always talking about potential energy and kinetic energy? Well when you look at how a proton moves, it creates kinetic energy. This creates a proton gradient, which literally creates energy. That allows the actual conversion of true energy that we’ve consumed into energy that is adenosine triphosphate, energy that we burn when we flex our muscles, when we work out, or when we’re just using our brain, or even just standing still. So that is how important CoenzymeQ10. It is the absolute maestro of the electrical orchestra. But it goes further than that.


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30 thoughts on “How Your Body Creates Energy | CoQ10 Benefits | Mitochondrial Energy Support | Optimize Performance
  1. Hey!, You're dressed! You are usually prancing topless around the pool, which is why I don't take you seriously. Good on you, dressing for a change, (in the intro photo).

  2. I was calling BS on CoQ10. I saw some at walmart, it was cheap so i picked it up. I got the 400mg tablets. I took 1 tablet a day like it said. And it for sure works. No doubt.

  3. Taking supplemental coq10 is a complete waste of money unless you have a serious issue that is depleting it. taking something this important that your body already makes on its own is going to shut down your bodies natural ability to make it over time. And that is a vert bad thing to play around with when it comes to something as important as this. Also There was a study that showed men who took it had higher fast twitch to slow twitch fiber ratio's and the bodybuilding community took this statement and ran with it claiming coq10 is great for helping build muscle. But what they didn't mention was that the fast twitch fiber ratio's were only higher because it lowered the slow switch fiber type. meaning less total fibers and a bad thing for muscle gain.

  4. I have heard different stories that these products in the stores don’t work as good unless you get it online which I’m sure is a scam, can I get this at GNC and any comments if this is a scam or not to get it online???

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