In this week’s blog, featuring Coenzyme Q10, we continue our 11-session course, detailing the “11 essentials” to a healthy supplemental regimen. We’ll seek to discard most of the medical jargon and be sure to lay out what an optimal supplement routine looks like. Our curriculum will cover the 11 areas that are most critical for treatment on a bi-weekly, session by session basis. Our focus areas are as follows:
- Omega – 3 Fatty Acids
- Coenzyme Q10
- Mitochondrial Function
- Hormone Balance (DHEA)
- Brain Function
- Bone Health
- Neural and Hepatic Health
- Vitamin D Levels
- Vitamin K
- Men’s & Women’s Health
Session 3: Coenzyme Q10:
Just what is coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10 is what your body uses and produces to create energy, from the fats and sugars your body gets throughout the day from eating. As you age, the creation of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) by the body declines, and if you use statins to lower the cholesterol levels in your body, the results are amplified. Statin drugs alone have been shown to reduce plasma CoQ10 by nearly 40%, and the aging process can reduce these levels in the heart’s muscle wall by 72%!
Now you may be asking yourself, why is this important to me? CoQ10 has had hundreds of peer-reviewed studies demonstrating its ability to protect your heart’s health. Not only is it good for your heart, but new research has shown it may help to delay or avert breast and prostate cancers, help reduce the amount of migraine headaches, improve male fertility, support the immune system, boost energy and speed recovery from exercise, among other benefits!
We offer multiple options to ensure you reach maximum levels of this critical antioxidant. Life Extension’s Super Ubiquinol CoQ10 with Enhanced Mitochondrial Support has been cited in recent research to actually double CoQ10 in the mitochondria. While this Life Extension product comes in a softgel, we also offer comfortable suppositories, like Zeptil’s CoQ10 400 Acetyl-L-Carnitine, for those who are looking for nearly 100% absorption. If neither of these options are your preferred method, you can browse our website, for more options.
If you have specific concerns or conditions, we at DR Vitamin Solutions would be happy to make more specific supplement recommendations to compliment your basic foundation.
Next up in our series will be Mitochondrial Function, so check back in the near future for another helpful article!