What is CoQ10?
CoQ10, otherwise known as Coenzyme Q10, is a naturally occurring fat vitamin-like substance that exists in almost every cell of the human body. Researchers report that CoQ10 has significant benefits for people with cardiovascular disease (CVD), from reducing risk for repeat heart attacks and improving outcomes in patients with heart failure to lowering blood pressure and helping combat side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin.
Our body constantly requires adequate CoQ10 to keep our body healthy. Even though our body can make CoQ10, but the level may decline with age and heart disease, especially after 60.
Coenzyme Q10 is the foundation of heart health
One of the most notable benefits of CoQ10 is its role in supporting strong, healthy hearts. Our heart is the most hardworking organ of the body, which requires more energy to pump all day to circulate blood in the body, and keeps us alive. During an average lifetime, our heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times (that is more than 100,000 times a day).
CoQ10 supports our heart health in two fundamental ways:
Supporting our heart cells to produce more energy that is needed
CoQ10 is a vital coenzyme to generate energy in our body. It is involved in making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the major source of energy that is essential for helping cells perform their primary functions, which produce 90 percent of the body’s energy. Without enough CoQ10 in the body, our cells will lack of energy and not be able to function well.
Protecting our heart muscle from oxidative damage
Free radical is formed naturally in the and increased when the body is exposed to environmental and lifestyle factors such as poor diet, excessive exposed to sunlight, smoking and alcohol consumption. Excessive amounts of free radicals in the body can damage healthy cells, causing cell death and lead to many health conditions.
CoQ10 acts as potent antioxidant, neutralizes free radicals and can help protect cells from damage. In addition to directly fighting free radicals, CoQ10 also helps regenerate vitamin E, which is another powerful antioxidant your body needs.
Recent studies suggest that CoQ10, either alone or combined with other therapies, may be beneficial for the following conditions:
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) - Low CoQ10 levels have been associated with greater tissue damage to the heart during a heart attack and the brain during stroke. Recent studies show that CoQ10 supplements can support healthy heart, even in people taking cholesterol-controlling statins, and may help reduce risk for CVD.
High blood pressure - Multiple studies have reported that CoQ10 has blood pressure lowering effect up to systolic blood pressure 17 mm Hg and diastolic pressure by 10 mm Hg without significant side effects by correcting this deficiency.
Heart failure (HF) – A multi-center randomized study of 420 patients found that by taking CoQ10 can reduce deaths in patients with severe HF by 50%, compared to a control group. The study was published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology Heart Failure.
Statin-related muscle side effects. Although statin, one of the commonly prescribed medication to lower cholesterol, can significantly reduce heart attack and stroke risk, up to 25 percent of patients quit treatment within six months due to side effects, such as muscle aches and weakness.
75 percent of statin users with muscle symptoms reported reduced pain after taking CoQ10 twice a day for 30 days.
ADD CoQ10 into your Heart Health Regimen today!
Our body produces CoQ10 naturally, and who will need to add extra CoQ10 into their daily supplement?
As one aged, the production tends to decrease with age
People with cardiovascular disease
People who have high cholesterol problem and are on long term usage of statin (cholesterol medication)
Start taking CoQ10 can help protect the heart from damaging effects of oxidative stress and provide heart better ability to work more efficiently.
The standard dose of CoQ10 ranges from 90 mg to 200 mg per day. Because CoQ10 is a fat-soluble compound, it is best absorbed with fat in a meal. Taking CoQ10 supplements with food can help body to absorb it up to three times faster than taking it without food. Moreover, in order to get the best health benefit of CoQ10, it is best taken in divided dose for optimal result. Studies show that splitting the course into several smaller doses rather than single high doses can help body to absorb CoQ10 better.
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Kordel's Co-enzyme Q10 is produced by one of the largest manufacturers of nutritional products in North America reach back to the 1950s with superior quality through natural fermentation, consisting only of the natural trans isomer identical to the body’s own CoQ10. It comes in vegetable capsule which is suitable for vegetarians.
Recommended Dosage: 3 times a day after meal
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