• Coenzyme Q10: Breakthrough with CoQ (part 5)

    January 17, 2014

    Supplemental CoQ10 not only improves the quality of life, it also saves lives

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    Coenzyme Q10 has been called the miracle nutrient of the 21st century. It has been shown to energize the body, strengthen the heart, revitalize the immune system, control periodontal disease, normalize blood pressure, overcome infertility, reverse the effects of aging, and more.
    Here is a brief overview of other areas of supplemental CoQ 10 effectiveness.
    • Dental health: surprisingly, oral health doesn’t depend solely on regular brushing, flossing, and cleaning. Gum disease basically is a bacterial, inflammatory process. When a flagging immune system is marked by by CQ10 deficiency, even the most severe cases have resulted in renewed oral health with CoQ10 supplementation.
    Take 120 mg of CoQ10 twice daily. Improvement is gradual and takes about three months.
    • Overweight: Overweight may also represent a CoQ10 deficiency connection.
    Some obese people have only half the fuel burning capacity of lean people. By improving energy production with supplemental CoQ10 calorie-burning may be enhanced, yielding weight loss.
    In a controlled study, individuals eating only 650 calories a day and not losing weight were given 100 mg of CoQ10. At nine weeks, the CoQ10 group showed an average loss of 30 pounds while the nondeficient groups lost only 13 pounds. Researchers theorize that at least half of all overweight adults might benefit from daily use of CoQ10 as a diet adjunct.
    • Infertility: About 6 million couples are unable to conceive. Male infertility accounts for 50 percent of cases.
    Coenzyme Q10 improves the motility of sperm and protects seminal fluid from free radical injury.
    To improve reproductive function (besides a healthy diet), take a multivitamin- mineral formula and CoQ10.
    Include vitamins C and E, zinc, and the amino acids nacetyl-cysteine and arginine. In one study, fertilization rates were improved with 60 mg of CoQ10 per day.
    Other areas where CoQ10 supplementation shows promise include diabetes, neurogenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s), AIDS, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin damage, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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