CoQ10: Great for the heart and many other body functions
• May help prevent heart disease
• May improve the course of AIDS
• Plays a role in slowing down age-related degenerative changes
• Protects the nerves and may help slow Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease
• Treats gum disease and maintains health gums and teeth
• Improves the heart and circulation in those with congestive heart failure
What is CoQ10 and where does it come from?
The primary function of CoQ10 is as a catalyst for metabolism - the complex chain of chemical reactions during which food is broken down into packets of energy that the body can use. Acting in conjunction with enzymes, the compound speeds up the vital metabolic process, providing the energy that the cells need to digest food, heal wounds, maintain healthy muscles, and perform countless other bodily functions.
Because of the nutrient's essential role in energy production, it's not surprising that it is found in every cell in the body. It is especially abundant in the energy-intensive cells of the heart, helping this organ beat more than 100,000 times each day.
In addition, CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant, much like vitamins C and E, helping to neutralise the cell-damaging molecules known as free radicals.
CoQ10 may play a role in preventing heart attacks, and other diseases linked to free-radical damage. It's also used as a general energy enhancer and anti-ageing supplement. Because levels of the compound diminish with age (and with certain diseases), some doctors recommend daily supplementation beginning about age 40.
What does CoQ10 do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?
CoQ10 has generated much excitement as a possible therapy for heart disease, especially congestive heart failure or a weakened heart. In some studies, patients with a poorly functioning heart have been found to improve greatly after adding the supplement to their conventional drugs and therapies.
Other studies have shown that people with cardiovascular disease have low levels of this substance in their heart. Further research suggest that CoQ10 may protect against blood clots, lower high blood pressure, diminish irregular heartbeats, treat mitral valve prolapse, lessen symptoms of Raynaud's disease (poor circulation in the extremities), and relieve chest plains (angina).
It appears to aid healing and reduce pain and bleeding in those with gum disease, and speed recovery following oral surgery. CoQ10 shows some promise against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases and fibromyalgia, and it may improve stamina in those with AIDS. Certain practitioners believe the nutrient helps stabilise blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
There are many other claims made for CoQ10 that it slows ageing, aids weight loss, enhances athletic performance, combats chronic fatigue syndrome, relieves multiple allergies, and boosts immunity. Improves the heart and circulation in those with congestive heart failure, a weakened heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, chest pain (angina), or Raynaud's disease.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
• Coenzyme Q-10 100mg
Other Ingredients: Rice bran oil, gelatin, glycerin, soy lecithin, titanium dioxide (for colour), purified water.
Take one (1) softgel two times daily, preferably with a meal.
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