Improving our heart health is by far the most important thing that we can do to boost how we feel from day to day and extend our overall life expectancy. As we all know a healthy lifestyle of exercise, proper nutrition, and a wise use of supplements is the key to our overall health, but where do we start? I like to start with what’s natural and that’s where CoQ10 comes into play.
Coenzyme Q10, better known as CoQ10 is a substance that’s found naturally in the body and helps convert food into energy. CoQ10 is found in almost every cell in the body, and it is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals. As such, researchers have found that supplementing your body with CoQ10 can help stave off cardiovascular disease and heart failure. In fact, a recent study presented in Lisbon, Portugal found that CoQ10 supplements can reduce the death rate of heart failure patients by 50%.
Heart of the Matter
There are two very important aspects to consider. First, while CoQ10 is naturally occurring, your body stops producing it at its peak levels after 21 years old. The older you get, the less CoQ10 your body naturally produces. Some reports say this decline becomes apparent around 40 years old. Not only does this lower your energy levels, it reduces your ability to fight cardiovascular problems. That’s why supplements are so important, as your body isn’t producing enough naturally.
Second, heart medications block the energy producing cell processes that CoQ10 enhances. Some cholesterol medications also block the pathway that produces CoQ10, creating a big catch-22.
It should be noted that CoQ10 supplementation is also important for people that have certain diseases. One study found that people with diabetes have 75% less active form of CoQ10 than people without diabetes.
The Active Form is Key
Many people have normal levels of regular CoQ10 but not the active form that helps fight free radicals that can cause muscle weakness, fatigue, and heart failure. Ubiquinol is the active form of CoQ10. Supplements that contain ubiquinone or ubicarenone have just the regular form. It’s important to get the right supplements that are actually effective rather than the regular form which is harder for your body to absorb.
Besides heart benefits, CoQ10 helps protect your body from diseases that many become prone to as they get older such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and hypertension.
Rag-Tag Research Geek Recommendation
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