January 23, 2017

CoQ10 for Heart Disease

CoQ10: An anti-oxidant used for cell energy production, taken to improve heart circulation, educate yourself with this product review about its natural form and the supplement that is safe to consume.

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is naturally produced by the body and used for basis cell function by increasing cellular energy. The heart, liver, kidney and pancreas are responsible for the creation of CoQ10, which is also called ubiquinone (meaning “found everywhere”).

Those who may suffer from heart conditions, Parkinson’s disease, migraines, diabetes and other chronic diseases are often found to have low levels of CoQ10. While the body can produce CoQ10, the production decreases with age, disease or as a result of interference from medications, particularly statin drugs. As a result, supplements can increase the levels of CoQ10 since only minimal amounts can be found in foods such as beef and chicken.

Because CoQ10 assists in cell energy production, it can help treat congestive heart failure by improving circulation and lowering blood pressure, increasing energy production in the heart to strengthen the pumping action, as well as by providing antioxidant properties. It may also increase your life span!

The government does not regular the testing of CoQ10 supplements, but 20 manufacturers were chosen and 21 others requested certification by a well-known consumer testing and reporting company. All supplement products but one were found to contain the labeled amounts of CoQ10.

It is NOT recommended to purchase or consume Healthy America® Coenzyme Q10 (150 mg per softgel), which did not pass laboratory testing.

The best absorption of CoQ10 is with the presence of oils, be it during a meal or if the supplement contains oil in the list of ingredients.

Consult with your doctor regarding dosage amounts. Typically, dosage can be 30-90 mg/day of CoQ10, but in some cases up to 200 mg per day. To treat congestive heart failure, a daily dose between 100-200 mg of CoQ10 is generally recommended, but it is also dependent on individual’s weight. For doses above 100mg, consider dividing it into 2 or 3 smaller doses. It may require 2-8 weeks of a full dose to experience results.

Side effects may include diarrhea or nausea.

 

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