An antioxidant is a compound that acts against oxidation. If iron get oxidized, iron dioxide is formed, which most people know as rust. Oxidation is a phenomenon we see in many areas of our life. Fats such as butter get rancid and so do foods. It is nothing but oxidation. It’s nothing but oxidation. This same process happens to tissues in the body . While we need the oxygen from the air to survive, oxygen also is responsible for making stuff rusty or rancid.
The opposite of oxidation is reduction-a chemical compound having a strong reducing power acts as a potent antioxidant NADH has the highest reduction potential of all biological molecules of a cell. Therefore, it’s one of the potent biological antioxidants. Other well-known antioxidants are vitamins A, C, and E, as well as selenium and glutathione.
The strongest enemy of antioxidants are free radicals. These are extremely reactive molecules that attack almost all components of the cells in our body. They alter the lipid structure of the cell membrane, making it leaky. As a consequence, the cell dies. Free radicals also attack the DNA and proteins, damaging enzymes involved in metabolic reactions. Important cellular functions become impaired as a consequence. Free radicals can arise from x-rays, UV light, ozone, pollution, toxic metals, alcohol, and cytostatic or antibiotic drugs.
The human body has developed a defense system capable of destroying these aggressive “cell destructors.” This antioxidative defense shield is able to neutralize a certain amount of free radicals. If our body is exposed to too high amounts of free radicals. If our body is exposed to too high amounts of free radicals, this protective barrier is over strained resulting in damage to tissues and organs. Therefore, it is necessary to supply the body with sufficient amounts of antioxidants to strengthen the defense shield against free radicals.
Co-E1 Natural Energy Products (NADH) regenerates the antioxidative capacity of other components in the cell. This function is particularly important for coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This coenzyme plays an important role for the energy production in the cell. However, CoQ10 needs Co-E1 Natural Energy Products (NADH) to be transformed into its active, reduced form. If CoQ10 is not present in it’s reduced form, it does not act in either energy production or as an antioxidant. Without NADH, CoQ10 cannot work, whereas NADH DOES produce energy in the cells even without CoQ10.
People taking cholesterol lowering medications should be aware that these drugs not only suppress the production of cholesterol but also CoQ10. A deficit of CoQ10 can cause cell death and destruction of tissue. If a physician recommends that you take cholesterol lowering drugs, it important that you always take CoQ10 and Co-E1Energy Products to activate the CoQ10!