Co-enzyme Q10 is fat-soluble substance which is found in nearly every cell in the body. Its presence is essential for the body to be able to convert nutrients into energy, and is therefore extremely important for proper muscle and heart function, helping to protect our heart health.
Research has shown that Co-Q10 can help treat the side-effects of statins, is beneficial for certain heart conditions such as congestive heart failure, can decrease migraine frequency and improve energy production. Early research suggests high doses might be beneficial for early stage Parkinsons.
Co-Q10 also functions as an antioxidant, helping to protect proteins and DNA from free radical damage.
As we get older, our bodies become less efficient at getting the most from our food, and in times of illness or insufficient intake of essential nutrients, we may not be getting enough Co-Q10.
Also, taking statin drugs for cholesterol control can deplete the body of Co-Q10, leaving the heart vulnerable, leading to fatigue and other symptoms. Supplementing can help alleviate some of these side-effects that many people experience.
Co-Q10 (Ubiquinone) – 150mg per capsule.
Take 1 capsule a day, or if taking with statin drugs, a general guide is to take 30mg of Co-Q10 for every 10mg of statins.
As with most natural supplements, a full dose is recommended for at least 4-6 weeks to obtain maximum benefit.
If you have any doubt about possible interactions with your existing medication, please consult your doctor or health professional.
Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your health professional.