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Coenzyme-A; Essential for the Body to Function Well

Updated on January 2, 2012

Of the different metabolic enzymes that have been recently documented as necessary for maintaining one’s health, Coenzyme A is among the most essential. Coenzyme A is the most active Enzyme in the body. It operates in the blood and initiates more than 100 important processes in the body. It is crucial for the initiation of what is known as the body energy cycle. Coenzyme A is similar to Coenzyme-Q10 and NADH, since they are all vital metabolic enzymes that are responsible for energy production. Coenzyme A is the catalyst that initiates all the other enzymes. Therefore, if there is not enough Coenzyme A in the body, the body will fail to utilize Coenzyme Q10 and NADH.

Coenzyme A is vital for metabolizing fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It is what converts them to energy. When Coenzyme A is blocked, the body cannot generate energy from its usual sources. This is at the root of such ailments as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which usually leads to less activity and eventually weight gain.

Coenzyme A plays a major role in body’s ability to cope with stress as well as keeping the immune system strong. Stress is responsible for three major causes of death: cancer, heart attacks and stroke. Stress debilitates the immune system, which makes the body susceptible to infectious diseases. In order to combat stress the body secretes hormones known as glucocorticoids, which are secreted from the adrenal glands as a defense against stress. These hormones are derived from cholesterol and an increased demand will draw from the body’s reserves of Coenzyme A. If the body does not have enough Coenzyme A, lipid metabolism and energy production are compromised. This causes the body to be more prone to weight gain, acne, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, heart attacks, stroke and other diseases.

Toxin in our food and environment destroy Coenzyme A. Coenzyme A is among the most vulnerable targets for toxic metals and fat-soluble environmental toxins. This creates shortages in the body of Coenzyme A, which in turn causes poor lipid metabolism and a host of other problems associated with Coenzyme A deficiency.

Coenzyme A is important for those who exercise intensely. Exercise requires an increased demand in energy. Coenzyme A supplies key nutrients to the body needed for the release of anaerobic energy, which is need when doing intense exercises.

There is also good news for perimenopausal or menopausal women. During this time in a woman’s life, a woman experiences various chemical imbalances, which result in increased cholesterol levels, increased fat storage, acne, anxiety and depression. There is even an increase in cardiovascular disease due to increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

The good news is that Coenzyme-A unlocks these fat deposits and helps convert them into energy. This means less weight gain and propensity to cardiovascular illness, which is often associated with menopause and perimenopaus.

If you want to have a healthy metabolism at the cellular level and avoid serious diseases, consider taking Coenzyme A supplements. You can find Coenzyme A supplements at you local health food retailer or online.

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