Coenzyme Q10 is also referred to as CoQ10, or ubiquinone. It is an antioxidant that is necessary for proper cell function, and it declines in level as you age. Besides aging, poor health can bring your CoQ10 level down, too. The benefits of CoQ10 are amazing, and they include the following:
Improved Heart Health
CoQ10 has proved to be helpful in the treatment of cardiomyopathy. It has also been found to be beneficial to people with congestive heart failure. This compound protects a vitamin in the body that halts LDL oxidation, which can cause an accumulation of plaque that blocks the arteries and raises your heart attack and stroke risk. The vitamin it protects is vitamin E. A 2011 study involving 117 patients concluded there's a link between speedier recovery after bypass and heart valve surgery with the help of CoQ10. Aside from these benefits, researchers have discovered CoQ10's potential to prevent blood clots. It may also help people who have had a heart valve replaced, and it may help people with high blood pressure and angina.
Prevention of Migraine Headaches
The American Academy of Neurology has stated that CoQ10 can help keep migraine headaches at bay. The American Headache Society has stated this as well.
CoQ10 offers impressive benefits, but it's a supplement that should not be used if you are pregnant or taking blood-thinning medication. Food sources of CoQ10 include beef, chicken, pork chops, broccoli, salmon, sardines, mackerel, nuts, oranges, vegetable oil, liver, kidney and other organ meats. CoQ10 should be consumed with fat since it is fat-soluble. You should not fry foods containing this compound as doing so will diminish its potency.
At Twenty First Century Herbs we recommend just one capsule of our high quality of CoQ10 per day.
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