CoQ10

The super antioxidant

Why we need it

Antioxidants is a hot word in the nutrition world right now, but all the hype for these wonder molecules is well deserved. Antioxidants act like bouncers for the cell, helping to neutralize free radicals and protect your cells from damage. Free radicals are everywhere: the sun, pollutants, and even in your own body which produces them as you breath and metabolize food. Powerful antioxidants like Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) help minimize the damage from these free radicals and repair cell damage.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

How much do I need?

There is no established ideal dose of CoQ10. Studies have used doses of CoQ10 ranging from 50 milligrams to 1,200 milligrams in adults.1

Why we include it

Although you body has the ability to synthesize CoQ10 on its own, the amount of CoQ10 your body produces can decrease with age, with certain medical conditions, and with some prescription drug use. Research shows that supplementing CoQ10 can increase levels in the body2. Since we are constantly using up our supply of antioxidants, we like to include a little extra in our SmartyPants products to make sure you’re covered.

  • 3 oz beef – 2.6 mg
  • 3 oz herring – 2.3 mg
  • 3 oz Rainbow trout – 0.9 mg
  • 1 oz peanuts – 0.8 mg
  • 1 oz pistachios – 0.6 oz
  • ½ cup broccoli (boiled) – 0.5 mg
  • ½ cup cauliflower (boiled) – 0.4 mg
  • 1 medium orange – 0.3 mg

We recommend you seek the advice of your pediatrician or primary care provider before making changes to you or your child’s nutrient intake.

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  1. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-coenzymeq10-coq10
  2. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/coenzyme-q10/background/hrb-20059019
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