Coenzyme Q10 Contents in Foods and Fortification Strategies

  title={Coenzyme Q10 Contents in Foods and Fortification Strategies},
  author={Igor Pravst and Katja Žmitek and Janko Žmitek},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  pages={269 - 280}
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ 10 ) is an effective natural antioxidant with a fundamental role in cellular bioenergetics and numerous known health benefits. Reports of its natural occurrence in various food items are comprehensively reviewed and critically evaluated. Meat, fish, nuts, and some oils are the richest nutritional sources of CoQ 10 , while much lower levels can be found in most dairy products, vegetables, fruits, and cereals. Large variations of CoQ 10 content in some foods and food products of… 
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The coenzyme Q10 content of the average Danish diet.
  • C. Weber, A. Bysted, G. Hłlmer
  • Chemistry, Medicine
    International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition
  • 1997
The average dietary intake of coenzyme Q10 and coen enzyme Q9 of the Danish population was determined, based on food consumption data from a national dietary survey, and the alpha-tocopherol content of the selected food samples was comparable to the estimate from the dietary survey.
Coenzyme Q10 in the diet--daily intake and relative bioavailability.
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