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The Science Behind Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

Does It Really Work?

What's The Science Behind CoQ10?

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CoQ10 has become popular thanks to its many health benefits and substantial clinical data to back it. It is now one of the biggest health supplements in the country.

CoQ10 is a coenzyme that has the ability to vastly improve your health. It resembles a vitamin and is found in the mitochondria of cells. CoQ10 works as a helpful antioxidant, bringing useful energy to the body's cells while protecting them from being damaged. As you age, your natural CoQ10 levels drops and when there is a deficiency, resulting damage to your cells occurs. While you can get CoQ10 by eating foods like organ meats, lentils, peanuts, wheat germ, and select vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, it is best to ensure that you are getting the effective amounts through a supplement.

Observed Benefits Of CoQ10

  • Cardiovascular Health*
  • Offsets Effects of Statin Drugs*
  • Cognitive Support*
  • Slows Down Effects of Aging*
 

However, not all CoQ10 products can produce these impressive results and help you reach your health goals. Make sure to choose a premium-quality product with 100% natural, CoQ10 sourced from Ubiquinol, the most effective form, (versus Ubiquinone) and that it is manufactured according to the highest modern and quality standards.

CoQ10 Supplements For Your Mind And Body

CoQ10 For Lowering Blood Pressure:*

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A placebo-controlled, double-blind study looked at effectiveness of an orally ingested CoQ10, on subjects affected by isolated systolic hypertension. The study included 83 participants, 46 men and 37 women, that lasted 12-weeks. A serving of 60 mg of CoQ10 was administered twice daily. There were two groups, CoQ10 supplement group and a placebo group.

The research concluded that CoQ10 may be considered a safe, effective solution that may be offered to hypertensive patients as an alternative treatment option for lowering blood pressure. In summary, CoQ10 supplements, that contain clinically proven natural ingredients, may be very effective in achieving good cardiovascular health and in lowering blood pressure. Make sure your CoQ10 is sourced from ubiquinol, which is the most effective form.

For a full review of that clinical study please Click Here.

CoQ10 For Improved Energy And Function:*

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CoQ10 helps the mitochondria to generate energy from the cells, essentially fueling them. Since CoQ10's primary responsibility is to convert food into energy and protect cells against oxidative stress, if your body is deficient in CoQ10, your energy levels falls. Most individuals who complain about feeling that their cognitive functions are declining, or exhibit what is commonly referred to as brain fog, will learn that they have low levels of CoQ10. The human brain has more cells than any other part of the body so it requires the most CoQ10.

Since nerve cells, also known as neurons, provide electrical signal between the cells, it is understandable why the lack of CoQ10 will cause difficulties with memory and recall. As individuals grow older, the chemical makeup of brain cells changes, so that both neurotransmitter levels decline and brain cell membranes degenerate. Fortunately, CoQ10 counteracts this process by boosting stamina and energy levels, while reducing fatigue.

For a full review of that clinical study please Click Here.

CoQ10 For Cardiovascular Health:*

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Over a period of 8 years starting in 1985, 424 patients with various forms of cardiovascular disease were treated by adding CoQ10 to their medication. Doses ranged from 75 mg to 600 mg/day (the average was 242 mg), given orally.

A statistically significant improvement in myocardial function was documented using the following echocardiographic parameters: left ventricular wall thickness, mitral valve inflow slope and fractional shortening. Before treatment with CoQ10, most patients were taking from one to five cardiac medications. During this study, overall medication requirements dropped considerably: 43% stopped between one and three drugs. Only 6% of the patients required the addition of one drug. For a full review of that clinical study please Click Here.

In conclusion, results for the study suggest that CoQ10 is a safe and effective adjunctive treatment for a broad range of cardiovascular diseases, producing gratifying clinical responses while easing the medical and financial burden of multidrug therapy. No apparent side effects from CoQ10 treatment were noted other than a single case of transient nausea.*

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References:

1 - NCBI

2 - The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

3 - Science Based Medicine