"...it appears to do absolutely nothing in respect of athletic performance."
performance; despite being marketed this way. Studies have shown no benefits in any exercise parameters between subjects supplemented with CoQ10 and those who were not (WHO/FAO 1989; Snider, et al 1992). It may even have negative effects and cause cell damage, due to it having pro-oxidant activity in supplemental doses (Malm, et al 1996), as I discussed in Chapter 5. It is very popular in health food shops, but is really a money waster, so don't bother with it.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) plays a crucial role in energy production in the body, and has antioxidant characteristics (Spigset 1994; Weber, et al 1994). But it appears to do absolutely nothing in respect of athletic
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