Coenzyme Q10 Background

Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is an antioxidant that is found naturally in your body. It is particularly concentrated in the mitochondria—the energy-producing factories in each of your cells. In fact, the mitochondria provide 90 percent of the energy that fuels cellular activity and keeps us alive.

In addition to being a potent antioxidant, Coenzyme Q10 helps maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, promotes arterial health and supports a strong heartbeat. It also has proven health benefits for your gums, brain and skin. And studies suggest that it may help prevent migraines and slow hearing loss.

Take a Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) Supplement

There are two major factors that lead to deficiency of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in humans: reduced biosynthesis due to such things as ageing or the use of statins, and increased use by the body. Conveniently, you don’t need a prescription for it – and you don’t even need to go to a pharmacy to get it. However, don’t self diagnose and don’t just rely on Dr Google, if you have a serious health concern always check with your health professional.

The list

Here are 51 reasons why you should take a good look at this supplement (for more in depth information).

  • Coenzyme Q10 deficiency – Coenzyme Q10 is made naturally in the body, but deficiency may occur due to disease, low dietary intake, or high Coenzyme Q10 use by the body. Symptoms of deficiency include heart failure, high blood pressure, and chest pain.
  • Heart failure – early evidence suggests that Coenzyme Q10 may be effective for chronic heart failure.
  • High blood pressure – there is good evidence to support the use of Coenzyme Q10 in the treatment of high blood pressure.

There is unclear scientific evidence for use with the following conditions:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Ageing
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Antioxidant
  • Asthma
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Chemotherapy side effects
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cocaine dependence
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dry mouth
  • Exercise performance
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gum disease
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease (chronic myocardial disease)
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Heart muscle injury
  • Heart protection during surgery
  • High cholesterol
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Immune enhancement
  • Infant development / neonatal care
  • Kidney failure
  • Male infertility
  • Migraine
  • Mitochondrial diseases
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Movement disorders
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Nerve pain
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Prostate cancer
  • Psoriasis
  • Recovery from surgery
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Weight loss

PS Why not try a free online “true health assessment” and see if it should be on your list.

 

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