Interested in living longer? Want a healthier heart? Taking a statin drug? Tired? CoQ10 may be the answer! CoQ10 is a cellular energy booster and powerful antioxidant and is an essential part of your body’s energy producing process. It is the #1 supplement recommended by cardiologists. CoQ10 is found throughout your body, but is most highly concentrated in heart muscles because of the high energy demands there. If you are over 50 chances are higher you are deficient in CoQ10. It is thought that after the age of 30 natural levels of CoQ10 begin to diminish. What causes further loss of CoQ10? Stress, illness and the use of certain medications such as statin drugs.
What does CoQ10 do for you?
- energizes your heart and keeps it pumping strong
- boosts brain power and provides mental clarity
- provides cellular energy and effectively combats fatigue
- fights off harmful free radicals that accelerate aging
There are two different forms of supplemental CoQ10. Ubiquinone and ubiquinol. Both forms occur naturally within the body. Ubiquinone has been the standard for many years and has been extensively researched. Studies show that ubiquinone converts in the body to ubiquinol efficiently. Ubiquinol is referred to as the ‘reduced’ form and some claim is superior to ubiquinone but clinical evidence is lacking. Both forms are beneficial to the body.
To make CoQ10 more effective add cholorophyll (think leafy greens) and sunlight.
If you take a statin drug to lower cholesterol you need CoQ10 to protect the heart because statin drugs deplete CoQ10 levels in the body.