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People who take cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) often end up with a deficiency in Coenzyme Q 10, because of the drug. The drug companies have known about this for many years, but have not done a lot to inform doctors or their patients. If you are taking a statin, you should also be taking a daily dose of CoQ10 to replace what the drug is causing you to lose.

What is CoQ10 and what is it good for?
CoQ10 (Co-enzyme Q10) is a vitamin-like compound also known as ubiquinone. Ubiquinone combines two terms to describe this substance – quinone is a type of coenzyme and ubiquitous indicates it exists everywhere in the human body. CoQ10 plays an important role in the body’s energy production and is an essential component of the mitochondria, where it helps to metabolize fats and carbohydrates and maintain cell membrane flexibility. CoQ10 is also involved in the production of several key enzymes that are used to create ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), a key energy storage molecule. CoQ10 is absolutely essential for life.

CoQ10 is also an effective free radical fighter that may beneficially affect the aging process. As we age, our body’s production of CoQ10 declines by as much as 80%. Because it is so important to energy production, and therefore life, researchers believe that this decline may be a factor in the effects of aging on the human body.

The highest levels of CoQ10 are found in tissues in the body that work the hardest; like the heart, the liver, etc. Initial studies on CoQ10 found that persons with cardiac insufficiencies had very low levels of CoQ10, and that supplementation increased CoQ10 levels. So CoQ10 is not only an effective free radical fighter, but it supports cardiovascular health as well.

How and when should I take CoQ10?
CoQ10 works better if taken with fats and oils. Many CoQ10 supplements contain oils in the base and are sold as liquid-filled softgel capsules. All forms of CoQ10 will work better if taken with a meal containing fats, or with healthy supplements providing fat, such as fish oil, flax oil, coconut oil, etc.

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