COQ10 - CoEnzyme Q10 Information - Nutritional Guide
Information on CoEnzyme Q10 as antioxidant and enzyme activator. COQ10 benefits for hypertension, heart disease and periodontal gum disease.
The Statin drugs, such as Zocor and Lipitor, prescribed for cholesterol control, seriously deplete the body's CoEnzyme Q10 production and can threaten your health. Research shows that women with low levels of coQ10 are at higher risk for breast cancer.
The enzyme CoQ10 acts as a catalyst in the chain of chemical reactions that creates the energy needed by cells to stay alive and function. Decades of research show CoQ10 is effective in combating a wide variety of challenges to your health.... for example:
- Slowing the effects of LDL cholesterol to help prevent heart disease
- Boosting cellular energy production for improved heart function
- Inhibiting the formation of free radicals to help protect healthy cells
- Replenishing natural CoQ10 levels depleted by diet and statin drugs.
- Coenzyme Q10 has shown an ability to stimulate the immune system and to protect the heart from damage caused by certain chemotherapy drugs.
- Low blood levels of coenzyme Q10 have been detected in patients with some types of cancer.
Widely used for years to fight heart disease and to treat the early stages of congestive heart failure in Europe and Japan, coenzyme Q10 is finally gaining mainstream acceptance here in the United States.
As we age our body's supply of CoQ10 slowly diminishes. Coenzyme Q10 protects against dopamine depletion in the brain, providing a specific antiaging effect by preserving neural functioning. It also protects against periodontal disease and slows aging.
CoQ10 is a safe and effective treatment for a broad range of cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension - high blood pressure, CHF - congestive heart failure and angina. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger and all metabolically active tissues are very sensitive to a deficiency in this substance.
A number of clinical trials have been done in conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac failure. Some have had positive results, and indeed have seemed to offer great promise. For example, a study of 144 patients with acute myocardial infarction that was published in 1998 demonstrated a halving of total cardiac events in those given CoQ10 compared with placebo (Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 1998;12:347-53).
According to Ray Sahelian, M.D.: The effect from 30 mg of CoQ10 is mild, mostly consisting of a slightly higher energy level. The effects become more noticeable with 60 mg. I have taken up to 120 mg in the morning. On this dose, I notice an increase in energy as the day goes on, with an urge to take a long walk or be physically active. There is a slight mood elevation with enhanced focus, motivation, and productivity, along with the desire to talk to people. The 120-mg dose, though, is too much since I feel too energetic and alert even in late evening when I want to slow down and get ready for sleep.
Coenzyme Q10 was first isolated in 1957. Its chemical structure (benzoquinone compound) was determined in 1958. Interest in coenzyme Q10 as a therapeutic agent in cancer began in 1961, when a deficiency was noted in the blood of both Swedish and American cancer patients, especially in the blood of patients with breast cancer. A subsequent study showed a statistically significant relationship between the level of plasma coenzyme Q10 deficiency and breast cancer prognosis. Low blood levels of this compound have been reported in patients with malignancies other than breast cancer, including myeloma, lymphoma, and cancers of the lung, prostate, pancreas, colon, kidney, and head and neck.
All CoQ10 available in the U.S. is manufactured in Japan. It is not patentable and there is no profit in promoting it from the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, many physicians are not even aware of its many benefits. If you take this for your heart and mind, you may be smarter than your doctor. Order some today!
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