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The low down on CoQ10 – Anti-Aging and Cardiovascular Benefits

Posted Feb 11 2010 3:38pm
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I am full of energy! Eating healthy, exercising regularly and supplementing all help!

You may have seen CoQ10 in health food stores and wondered what all the hype is about.  Well many cardiologists are calling it a wonder drug, even though it is an all natural supplement.  My own anti-aging doctor prescribes high doses of CoQ10 to his patients with heart issues.  He puts the rest of his patients (like me) on a preventive daily dose.

The compound is called ubiquinol and it is the active antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) that your body can readily use.  This is actually the only form of CoQ10 that humans can use.  According to Dr. Mercola, if you are over 25, you need the reduced form of Co Q10, ubiquinol.  If you are under 25, your body is capable of converting Co Q10 from the oxidized to the reduced form.

Ubiquinol is CoQ10 that has been converted into a substance necessary for use in cellular energy production. Therefore, supplementing with CoQ10 can help boost your body’s cellular energy production. CoQ10 limits our body’s free radical production and therefore affects the aging process (wow!).

(from Dr. Mercola’s site):

1. Help you produce more energy for your cells*
Act as a catalyst in your body’s various chemical reactions, leading to the production of energy.*
Ignite your body’s engine by jump-starting energy production in your cells.*
You’ll enjoy your new-found energy and stamina levels.*

2. Boost your heart health*
Help strengthen your overall cardiovascular system.*
Maintain and balance the critical energy level needed in your body’s most vital muscle… your heart.*

3. Act as an antioxidant to help protect you from free radicals*
Provide your body with added defense against oxidation stress to your cells, tissues, and organs.*
Help recharge other antioxidant nutrients to their active states — and keep them working for you.*

4. Help you reduce the signs of normal aging*
Help you potentially feel more alert and responsive.*
By keeping blood levels high in Co Q10, help you maintain your vitality.*

5. Help you maintain blood pressure levels within the normal range*
Promote healthy blood circulation in your body and a more efficient heart.*
Research indicates maintaining proper levels of Co Q10 can help you maintain normal blood pressure levels.*

6. Provide a boost to your immune system*
Help promote your healthy immune system.*
Help support your immune system by providing a defense against free radicals.*

7. Support your nervous system*
Help promote an active mind.*
Your brain is one of the most active organs in your body and requires uninterrupted energy.*

Plus a few more adventages…

  • Support healthy gums*
  • Boost your body’s immune system*
  • Help maintain normal blood sugar levels*
  • Support muscle recovery from intensive workouts*
  • Promote normalization of your weight*
  • Replenish your CoQ10 levels if you’re taking a statin drug*

You can read more about the benefits of CoQ10 on Dr. Mercola’s website and also watch his video.  He also offers 2 amazing CoQ10 supplements .

To your health,

Kim

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