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Benefits of taking cq10 (coenzyme q10)

BENEFITS OF CQ10

Coenzyme Q10 is found in ALL  cells. Coenzyme Q10 is also known as Ubiquinone because of its ” ubiquity ” condition (since it exists in all living beings and without it, life would not be possible).

Deficiencies of Coenzyme Q10  impair the vitality of the heart, brain, liver and kidneys, which are organs with high energy requirements. Coenzyme Q10 is used in the body to oxygenate the brain and heart.

Science has discovered that when the levels of CoQ10 are reduced by more than 25%  appear disorders such as hypertension, migraines, immune problems, even a heart attack can occur . If the deficiency is greater than 75% , life simply can not continue.

Taking Statins (the most prescribed cholesterol medication in the world) reduces serum levels of Coenzyme Q10 by up to 40% . Paradoxically, statins, while lowering cholesterol, increase the risk of heart failure, by consuming CoQ10. As they say “the remedy is worse than the disease”.

Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant and cellular energizer with broad spectrum health benefits:

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BENEFITS FOR THE HEART

Coenzyme Q10 is essential to keep the heart healthy .

The overwhelming evidence shows that the majority of cardiac patients have lower levels of Coenzyme Q10 throughout the body, compared to healthy people.

Taking Coenzyme Q10 produces an invigoration of the cardiovascular system and gives more resistance to effort to people who have suffered from angina. It is also beneficial for those who suffer from high blood pressure .

Other cardiovascular benefits of Coenzyme Q10 are:

  • It makes more effective the drugs that are given to heart patients making it possible to reduce the dose or avoid side effects.
  • Prevents cholesterol from oxidizing and clogging the arteries.
  • It is useful in the treatment of other types of cardiovascular problems, such as high blood pressure , angina pectoris, arrhythmias and collapse of the mitral valve.
  • Protects the heart in periods of asthenia (oxygen deprivation).

There are so many evidences that some cardiologists have stated that it is not cardiac disease that causes Coenzyme Q10 deficiency, but it is the CoQ10 deficiency that causes the disease in almost 70% of cases. For this reason Coenzyme Q10 is administered routinely to patients with heart failure in hospitals in Japan, Israel, Italy, USA. and Canada.

Low levels of Coenzyme Q10 impair the function of vital organs, especially the heart. The heart is the organ that needs more CoQ10 to generate all the energy consumed by the incessant pumping of the blood.

When we are young, our body can create Coenzyme Q10 from lower numbered ubiquinones such as Coenzyme Q8 or Coenzyme Q6 .

However, people over  40 and  heart patients are no longer able to generate enough  CoQ10 , so CoQ10 becomes a vitamin at a later stage of life and when we are sick.

“THE SPARK OF LIFE”

Coenzyme Q10 is essential to produce  ATP in the mitochondria. The ATP ( Adenosín Trifosfato ) is the unit of energy of the body, something like the “electricity” of the body, while the mitochondria would be the small power plants, responsible for manufacturing ATP, inside the cells.

CoQ10 is a unique antioxidant because it penetrates tiny energy factories or mitochondria . In the mitochondria oxygen is burned and ATP is produced , the molecule to which the eminent cardiologist Dr. Demetrio Sodi Pallarés calls “the molecule of life” , since ATP represents  95% of the energy consumed by the body.

To produce energy the mitochondria need Coenzyme Q10, which acts as a catalyst or ” spark ” to initiate the production of ATP. Therefore, organs with a higher energy requirement (such as liver and heart) are those that have higher concentrations of Coenzyme Q10.

Since it is involved in the production of energy, taking Coenzyme Q10 is helpful in patients with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia . CoQ10 also helps you lose weight  by increasing your metabolism.

BENEFITS FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

As we age, the immune system weakens and makes us more vulnerable to infections and diseases such as cancer. Coenzyme Q10 recovers the body’s ability to produce IgG antibodies , which strengthens the immune system.

The robustness of the immune system is proportional to the presence of CoQ10.

  • CoQ10 activates the function of macrophages, defensive cells responsible for keeping pathogens at bay (they literally eat them!).
  • CoQ10 protects cells from free radicals . The damage of free radicals on cells is used by viruses to infect them.
  • In allergies Coenzyme Q10 works as a natural antihistamine .

REDUCES MIGRAINE SYMPTOMS

People who suffer from migraine often have lower levels of Coenzyme Q10. Research has shown that mild deficiencies of CoQ10 have a profound impact on migraine. Coenzyme Q10 is not only useful for relieving migraine symptoms but also decreases the frequency of attacks.

The Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin or a mineral, not an amino acid but are attributed to own a vitamin characteristics, even some experts call it ” Vitamin 10 ” since it is a nutrient that the body needs to function optimally.

BENEFITS FOR DIABETES

Coenzyme Q10 stimulates the secretion and synthesis of insulin , so it is helpful in the treatment of diabetes .

HOW TO TAKE Coenzyme Q10 ?

It is recommended to take 1 capsule (100 mg) from 1 to 3 times a day depending on the health objective or problem to be treated (please see below the recommended doses for different pathologies).

It can be taken at any time of the day. Unlike the traditional supplements of Coenzyme Q10 it is not necessary to take the capsules with any fatty food to improve its absorption, since it is 100% soluble in water.

Coenzyme Q10 has no side effects, even at very high doses.

DOSAGE OF COENZYME Q10 BASED ON SCIENCE

Taking into account clinical studies and published research, the following doses of Coenzyme Q10  have been shown to be useful in the following conditions:

  • In case of Coenzyme Q10 deficiency take 100 mg per day (one capsule) for 3 weeks to double serum levels.
  • For mitochondrial dysfunction, take between 100 or 200 mg of CoQ10 per day (you can increase the dose if necessary to 300 – 400 mg).
  • For heart failure in adults take 100 mg 3 times a day.
  • To prevent future cardiac events and in case of a recent heart attack, take 100 mg twice a day.
  • For hypertension take 100 mg twice a day.
  • To help Parkinson’s patients take 100 mg 3 times a day (therapy protects the brain from major damage and can reduce symptoms, but needs a long therapy between 12 and 16 months).
  • To relieve migraines or reduce attacks take 100 mg 2 or 3 times a day.
  • As an adjuvant treatment of AIDS / HIV take 200 mg a day.
  • For muscular dystrophy, take 100 mg of Coenzyme Q10 per day.
  • For women, in case of preeclampsia (gestational hypertension) take 100 mg per day from the 20th week of pregnancy until delivery. CoQ10 is very safe to take during pregnancy (it is often prescribed).

The research suggests that Coenzyme Q10 could be a key nutrient in diseases as diverse as allergies, muscular dystrophies, diabetes mellitus , periodontal diseases, even gastric ulcer  and tinnitus.

WHAT CONTAINS THE COENZYME Q10 SUPPLEMENT ?

One capsule contains  100 mg of micronized Coenzyme Q10 bound to natural cyclodextrins . Cyclodextrins provide a sustained delivery of Coenzyme Q10. Studies show that cyclodextrins improve the bioavailability of CoQ10 by adhering to CoQ10 molecules and keeping them isolated.

It is the only CoQ10 supplement on the market that can guarantee double the levels of Coenzyme Q10 in 3 weeks . Which is important if you take CoQ10 for heart health and circulatory system or to compensate for deficiencies due to Statin medication .

THE DANGERS OF STATINES TO REDUCE CHOLESTEROL

One of the many side effects of cholesterol lowering medication ( Statins ) is that they inhibit CoQ10 production in 100% of patients ( 1 ) . Since Coenzyme Q10 is fundamental for cardiac health, its deficiency weakens the heart . Therefore, ironically, instead of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, the medication for cholesterol increases it.

The Statins affect brain function causing memory problems, confusion, disorientation, forgetfulness and even sudden amnesia and memory loss ( 2 ) . They also raise the risk of suffering from several types of cancer  ( 3 ) .
  • The side effects of Statins can easily be misdiagnosed as health problems not related to Statins. This leads to drug treatments or unnecessary surgeries .

It is well known that Statins cause damage to muscles and nerve cells. Therefore, they are contraindicated during pregnancy due to the high risk of birth defects in the fetus. They can also cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s , diabetes, cardiac arrest, pneumonia and a long etcetera.

Statins deplete Coenzyme Q10, which can have devastating effects. If you take Statins without taking Coenzyme Q10, you are risking your health. If you already have symptoms of Statin damage (such as muscle pain or memory loss), take 100 mg of CoQ10 3 times a day until symptoms subside.

Statins alter the function of ALL sterols in the body. Not only cholesterol, but also Vitamin D  is altered since it is similar to cholesterol (produced from cholesterol in the skin). All sexual hormones, cortisone and dolichol are also altered  ( important fats responsible for maintaining the integrity of cell membranes ).

  • The chances that you are taking Statins without actually needing them is 100 to 1. The only subgroup that could benefit from these drugs are those born with a genetic defect called Familial Hypercholesterolemia , given that this condition makes them resistant to traditional measures to lower cholesterol.

THE PREVENTIVE Statins UNDERTAKE HEALTH

Millions of people are taking statins, prescribed in a ” preventive ” way to prevent heart disease associated with high cholesterol, ignoring that they can have devastating effects on the health of one’s heart.

In a study of more than 100,000 people under statin medication, 17%  reported side effects such as muscle pain, nausea, liver problems and nerve disorders. D high osis Statin increased risk of acute kidney injury in 34%  (a health problem that can be fatal).

Statins also increase insulin resistance , which can be extremely damaging to the heart. They also contribute to chronic inflammation , common denominator of most current diseases.

The CoQ10 is one of the most studied and beneficial health ingredients. Thanks to natural cyclodextrins, the benefits of CoQ10 can be extended to everyone, regardless of their degree of absorption .

WHY TAKE Coenzyme Q10 ?

Human clinical studies have shown the following benefits:

  • Lowers high blood pressure.
  • Fight cardiovascular disease .
  • Reduces the risk of developing heart problems.
  • It reduces bad cholesterol without side effects.
  • It is very effective in destroying bacteria in the mouth and reducing the inflammation of the gums in the disease of the deliveries or periodontal disease .
  • Relieves the symptoms of migraine and reduces the number of attacks.

Many patients have been able to do without the medication for hypertension after supplementing their diet with Coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 counteracts the side effects of medication with anticoagulants such as Sintrom .

 WHO SHOULD TAKE Coenzyme Q10 ?

From children to athletes, anyone can benefit from increasing levels of Coenzyme Q10, but it is especially recommended in the following cases:

Elderly people, patients with heart problems, vegetarians (frequently present deficiency of Coenzyme Q10), people receiving medication for cholesterol ( Statins ) and anticoagulants such as Sintrom .

  • People suffering from Candidiasis usually have CoQ10 deficiencies. The reason is that the proliferation of the fungus Candida Albicans in the duodenum and jejunum depletes the reserves of Coenzyme Q10 in the small intestine.

There are at least 1,000 studies conducted by prestigious universities and hospitals that relate CoQ10 deficiency to heart disease.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COENZIMA Q10

Our Coenzyme Q10 supplement contains  ubiquinone , which is the oxidized form.

Coenzyme Q10 detected in the wall of the mitochondria is found in the reduced form or ubiquinol. Many manufacturers promote the consumption of ubiquinol based on the idea that ubiquinol is better because it is the form that is detected in the mitochondrial wall, so, they think: “Let’s take the reduced form directly …”.

However, studies show that ubiquinol, once in the stomach, is oxidized to the ubiquinone form and subsequently, through a redox reaction, assumes the ubiquinol form again where the body requires it. Therefore there are no real advantages between the two forms. But if there are significant differences in the price.

The cyclodextrins are natural molecules (oligosaccharide) which function as carriers of active ingredients. In the Coenzyme Q10 supplement each CoQ10 molecule is enveloped by two molecules of cyclodextrin. One side of the molecule is fat-soluble (necessary to bind to the CoQ10). The other is soluble in water and allows transport through the digestive system. This greatly improves the rate of dissolution of Coenzyme Q10 in water.

For practical purposes it means that Coenzyme Q10 is absorbed and used better by the body (absorption is the main problem that Coenzyme Q10 has).

Some laboratories offer tests to measure CoQ10 in blood. However, these tests do not determine the levels of CoQ10 in the heart tissue or muscle (where we are most interested). In principle , the levels would have to be higher than in blood, unless you consume medications like statinsfor cholesterol, which reduce levels of CoQ10, especially the heart, paradoxically increasing the risk of heart failure . As they say, the remedy is worse than the disease.

Coenzyme Q10 is not toxic, even at high doses. In the case of beta-cyclodextrins, their safety has been demonstrated through first level pharmacological tests. The technology of cyclodextrins is well known by the leading pharmaceutical industry (it is used in some drugs to guarantee a sustained action of the active principle).

Many Coenzyme Q10 supplements claim to be “more bioavailable” and have been shown to be better absorbed in a group of subjects. The problem with absorption studies is that very different results can be found within the same group , while some people get a “super-peak” of CoQ10, others still do not improve, or even get worse absorption. However, the average between subjects continues to go in their favor, which allows them to affirm this assertion, “that their product is more bioavailable, more absorbable”.

 

The innovation of Coenzyme Q10 with cyclodextrin is that it has shown that 100% of the subjects had, at least , doubled their CoQ10 values in 3 weeks .

Therefore, the benefits of Coenzyme Q10 are extended to everyone regardless of their degree of absorption. It is the first Coenzyme Q10 supplement that has allowed the standardization of doses in different pathologies, from 1 to 3 capsules per day.

1 –  Dangers Of Statin Drugs: What You Have Not Been Told About Popular Cholesterol-Lowering Medicines . The Weston A. Price Foundation

2 –  Sudden Memory Loss Linked To Cholesterol Drugs . By Dr. Mercola

3 –  Statins And Cancer . By Dr. Mercola

4 –  Coenzyme Q10 In Patients With End-Stage Heart Failure Awaiting Cardiac Transplantation: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

5 –  Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Of Coenzyme Q10 In Isolated Systolic Hypertension

6 –  Two Successful Double-Blind Trials With Coenzyme Q10 (Vitamin Q10) On Muscular Dystrophies And Neurogenic Atrophies

7 –  Sustained Efficacy And Safety Of Idebenone In The Treatment Of Alzheimer’s Disease: Update On A 2-Year Double-Blind Multicentre Study

8 –  Coenzyme Q (10) Improves Blood Pressure And Glycaemic Control: A Controlled Trial In Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes

9 –  Usefulness Of Coenzyme Q10 In Clinical Cardiology: A Long-Term Study

10 –  Effect Of Coenzyme Q10 Therapy In Patients With Congestive Heart Failure: A Long-Term Multicenter Randomized Study

11 –  The Clinical And Hemodynamic Effects Of Coenzyme Q10 In Congestive Cardiomyopathy

12 –  The Impact Of Coenzyme Q10 On Systolic Function In Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

13 –  Efficacy Of Coenzyme Q10 In Migraine Prophylaxis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

14 –  Effects Of Coenzyme Q10 In Early Parkinson’s Disease: Evidence Of Slowing Of The Functional Decline

15 –  Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial Of Coenzyme Q10 In Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

16 –  Treatment Of Chronic Cardiac Insufficiency With Coenzyme Q10, Results Of Meta-Analysis In Controlled Clinical Trials

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