CoQ10 for Heart Health

More than 40% of all deaths in the U.S. are from cardiovascular disease (CVD). You have a greater chance of dying from heart disease than from cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and accidents combined. More than 2,600 Americans die each day of CVD-an average of 1 death every 33 seconds.

Good heart health based on having sufficient CoQ10 in the heart cells is a critical issue. The following information on the value of CoQ10 is presented so you can evaluate your personal daily nutritional program and make adjustments that may be a matter of life or death!

What Is CoQ10?

CoQ10 is a natural, fat-soluble nutrient present in virtually all cells.  CoQ10 is vital to the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the energy-rich compound used for all energy-requiring processes in the body. CoQ10 levels diminish with age as a result of dietary inadequacies and various disease states.  Also, some drugs, especially a group of cholesterol lowering prescription drugs known as (statins, (Pravachol, Zocor, Lipitor, etc.) significantly reduce CoQ10 levels in the body. Many who are taking drugs to lower blood pressure or cholesterol levels may be in danger of lowering their CoQ10 levels to a life-threatening level.

 

For what health conditions is CoQ10 used?

CoQ10 is beneficial in treating and preventing CVD and conditions such as high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), angina, and congestive heart failure (CHF). Heart attacks tend to occur when CoQ10 levels are low in the body. CoQ10 is beneficial for diabetes, immune dysfunction, cancer, periodontal disease, prostate cancer, and neurological disease.

 

Why is CoQIO especially important to heart health?

The heart is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body. In the average person, the heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 65,000 miles of blood vessels by beating 100,000 times each day. Heart cells have a greater number of mitochondria, and subsequently, more CoQ10 than any other type of cell. Heart disease patients are commonly CoQ10 deficient. Correcting such deficiencies often produces amazing results. The presence of supplemental CoQ10 is a key to the heart’s optimum performance. CoQ10 assists in repairing the heart muscle and restoring heart function.

What studies support the importance of CoQ10?

  1. When CoQ10 is administered within 3 days of a heart attack, the victims experience less angina and arrhythmias and total heart function is improved.
  2. Individuals suffering with high blood pressure experienced a significant improvement in heart function. This improvement was directly attributed to CoQ10 supplementation.

Is it true that CoQ10 can help people who have a neurological disease?

Yes, it is. CoQ10 has demonstrated very good results in the treatment of individuals with amotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease.

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