Tissues and cells involved with immune function “are highly energy-dependent”, thus an adequate supply of CoQ10 is needed.
Primary dietary sources of CoQ10 include:
- Whole grains
Supplementation form is available in soft gel capsules, oral spray, hard-shell capsules, and tablets.
The recommended dosage of CoQ10 “can be as high as 200mg per day”, although a typical supplement dosage is around 30 to 90mg daily.
As CoQ10 is “fat-soluble”, the supplement is “better absorbed when taken with a meal that contains oil or fat”.
The body’s natural resources of CoQ10 also deplete as a person ages, so supplementation can be beneficial as you get older.
The researchers noted that it can take up to eight weeks for the full energy-boosting effects to be felt.
Be cautioned that side effects might include:
When a person has pernicious anaemia, intrinsic factor isn’t made and vitamin B12 is lost via the bowels.
Foods rich in vitamin B12 include: eggs, beef, chicken, shellfish and yoghurt.
A final supplement worth considering when it comes to boosting energy levels is iron.
Medical News Today certified: “A deficiency in iron can lead to a lack of energy and fatigue.”