Need More Energy? Taking Lipitor, Zocor or Crestor? You Need CoQ10!
Has your "get up and go got up and went"? If so you will be interested in this latest research on CQ10.
You might say this study included a little monkey business. The subjects were thirteen male and eight female baboons. These primates were fed a variety of diets that were supplemented with different amounts of vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
The purpose of the research was to measure the effectiveness of CoQ10 and vitamin E in reducing inflammation in the body. The inflammation was measured by conducting a simple blood test of C-reactive protein (CRP).
When CRP levels were analyzed, vitamin E was found to lower levels of inflammation to an average of less than half of pre-supplementation levels. When coenzyme Q10 was added to vitamin E, CRP levels revealed a whopping seventy percent reduction in inflammation.
In the discussion of their findings, the researchers called the results "remarkable." They concluded that "co-supplementation with vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 significantly enhanced both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection."
Why is this so important? Inflammation and oxidation are two of the most important risks leading to a heart attack or stroke. The latest research indicates that they are far more dangerous risks than high cholesterol.
A high level of CRP in your blood indicates an increased risk for what your cardiologist describes as "destabilized atherosclerotic plaque." These are big words for a big problem.
Interpreted in laymen’s language, when arterial plaque becomes destabilized, it can burst open and block the flow of blood through a coronary artery, resulting in an acute heart attack. And a heart attack isn’t as much fun as you might think.
One of the New England Journal of Medicine studies showed that people with high levels of C-reactive protein were almost three times as likely to die from a heart attack.
"CoQ10, is energy on call," says, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a board certified cardiologist at the New England Heart and Longevity Center. "I have long considered CoQ10 a wonder nutrient because of its ability to support heart health."
In addition to energizing your heart, CoQ10 has also been shown to support the immune system, blood pressure and healthy cholesterol levels.
More than 100 clinical studies at major universities and hospitals have documented the actions of Coenzyme Q10 and now new studies have researchers heaping more praise on this nutrient.
Women with breast cancer and non-cancerous breast lesions commonly have low blood levels of CoQ10. Although there need to be more studies, Danish researcher Knud Lockwood, M.D. has had good results using high doses of CoQ10 to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer in women.
Chronic inflammation is also an underlying cause of many age-related diseases. A fact that until recently has been given very little attention by the medical establishment.
If you are taking any of the statin family of drugs such as Lipitor, Zocor or Crestor to lower your cholesterol you should not be without CoQ10. These drugs can literally "kill" synthesis of CoQ10.
CoQ10 is a notoriously bulky nutrient that's quite hard for your body to absorb. Look for a product that has been tested for maximum bioavailability and also has the GMP seal on the bottle.
Do your heart…and the rest of your body a favor by getting acquainted with this multi talented nutrient. Be careful though…a burst of energy might have your friends wondering what’s going on in your life.
Are you on a Bullet Train to Heart Attack City?
Gene Millen, a heart bypass survivor reviews new research on heart attack risks that are far more dangerous than high cholesterol…and how these natural supplements and heart vitamins can send them packing! Check out The Heart Health website at http://www.heart-health-for-life.com
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