Do you know about Coenzyme Q-10 ( CoQ-10 )?


What is CoQ-10?

Coenzyme Q-10 is a strong antioxidant known also as ubiquinol-10.  It is a nutrient that your body must take in order to feed your cells so you body can operate at an optimum level.  Its present in food is very little.

What is Coenzyme Q-10 good for?

If you have heart problems, you should know about Coenzyme Q-10.  It appears to be a powerful re-energizer of heart cells and can bring new hope to millions of people with heart disease, particularly those with congestive heart failure.

How Does Coenzyme Q-10 work?

I am going to get a little technical, but not too long.

Coenzyme Q-10 is a unique antioxidant that reportedly penetrates the cells’ tiny “energy factories,” called mitochondria, where oxygen is burned, giving cells energy to carry on the business of life.  To efficiently burn energy, the mitochondria need Coenzyme Q-10.  It is often call the “spark” that starts and helps drive the mitochondrial engines.  Without enough Coenzyme Q-10, the cells suffer power shortages impairing the function of vital organs, most noticeably the heart, which needs the most Coenzyme Q-10 to generate the tremendous energy needed to keep the heart beating.  When damaged heart muscle cells are depleted of vital Coenzyme Q-10, energy production is low, resulting in mitochondrial and cardiovascular dysfunction.  Supplying the heart muscle with Coenzyme Q-10 supplements revitalizes energy-starved cells, boosting power output; leading to a more efficient heart that doesn’t have to work so hard to circulate blood.

Here is the short version:

CoQ-10 improves mechanical function of the heart by giving energy-starved cells the fuel needed to function efficiently.  Coenzyme Q-10 may also help prevent and heal degenerative damage to heart cells and help keep “bad” LCL cholesterol from clogging arteries.

Side Effects of Coenzyme Q-10?

Are minor and rare, usually nothing more than mild temporary nausea.  Caution: and remember that Coenzyme Q-10 is not a substitute for conventional drugs, but is usually used along with conventional therapy for best results.  Coenzyme Q-10 may allow you to reduce dosage of conventional drugs, but you should do this with the supervision of your doctor.

How Quickly Does It Work?

Typically, it takes two to eight weeks for Coenzyme Q-10 to produce an improvement in symptoms of heart failure.  You must take Coenzyme Q-10 continually to maintain its heart-strengthening benefits.  It is not a permanent short-time cure.

How Much Do You Need?

A typical dose for heart disease is 50-150 milligrams a day: however; up to 300 milligrams a day may be needed when heart failure is severe.  Some researches recommend 2 milligrams of Coenzyme Q-10 for each 2.2 lbs. of body weight.  Critically importance here is that you dose must significantly raise blood levels of

Coenzyme Q-10 and of course it varies among individuals.  After a couple weeks of taking coQ-10 you will need a blood test to measure blood levels.

What Form Should You Take?

All Coenzyme Q-10 is made in Japan and parts of China and sold to numerous companies Coenzyme Q-10 comes in package as pressed tablets, powder-filled capsules, or gel caps.  Because Coenzyme Q-10 is fat-soluble, it’s very important to take the dry Coenzyme Q-10 with some fat (peanut butter or olive oil.)  If you take dry Coenzyme Q-10 by itself, it is mostly wasted.  Research shows that coQ-10 in soft gel capsules is often superior to the dry form.  This form gets into your bloodstream faster and several times greater, so you need to take fewer.

Here are Some other Benefits of coQ-10:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Angina (chest pain)

Also being tested for these diseases:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • ALS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cancer

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This is what Coenzyme Q-10 looks like in powder form.


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