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Valentine’s Day might be just around the corner, but according to new research from Wassen Coenzyme Q10, 45% of us are too tired for sex*.

Thoughts of romance are the last thing on Brits’ minds this Valentine’s Day, with 45% saying they would decline sex due to tiredness.

Over half (53%) admitted a lack of energy made them irritable and 41% admitted they would rather get a takeaway than cook a candlelit meal. Asked to name what they would do if they had more energy, one in three (34%) said they would have more sex.

The poll revealed that nearly two thirds (60%) struggled to get out of bed in the morning with 27% saying they were deprived of sleep. 18% said that stress left them feeling exhausted, while a further 18% said that their busy lifestyles were the culprits.

Rather than swinging from the chandeliers over a third (37%) of those polled attributed their lethargy to a lack of exercise, with 37% admitting they exercised less than once a week.

Rita Stoffaneller from Wassen Coenzyme Q10 said: “The research clearly shows that a lack of energy is affecting all areas of our lives, including relationships”

“Getting enough sleep and exercise is vital to ensuring we boost our private lives, while making sure our diet is rich in essential vitamins and minerals is also important. Busy lifestyles mean we are more likely to be deficient in nutrients such as Coenzyme Q10 which boosts our energy levels, even though the supply of food is plentiful.

Wassen’s Coenzyme Q10 with Vitamin E has been designed to provide the nutrients needed for more efficient energy production on a cellular level, essential for those leading a busy or hectic lifestyle.

Each of Wassen’s one-a-day tablets contains 10mg of Coenzyme Q10, which, in just one week, would mean we would have to eat more than 10.5kgs of broccoli, 30kgs of eggs, 2.3kgs of beef or 1.2kg of fresh sardines to get the equivalent energy boost. Now, who has the time to cook all of that, let alone eat it!?

Priced at around £5.45 for 30 capsules, Wassen Coenzyme Q10 + Vitamin E is available from Boots, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Holland & Barrett, independent pharmacies and health food stores. For more information visit


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Notes to Editors
Coenzyme Q10 Definition and Research:

1) Coenzyme Q10 assists in the production of ATP*, the body’s usable form of energy. If the body is unable to efficiently produce ATP, it is unable to function at its optimum level
2) A study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine*** showed that feelings of vigour and energy increased over a two month period of Coenzyme Q10 supplementation

* Based on an adult population of 49 million
** Energy from food (glucose) is used to make ATP, which is then used as the body's major energy source to fuel all cellular reactions.
*** Porter, DA et al - The effect of oral coenzyme Q10 on the exercise tolerance of middle-aged, untrained men. International Journal of Sports Medicine. Oct 1995 16(7): Pg 421-427

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