Hair-Raising Coenzyme Q10 Has Importance For Those On Statins, Beta Blockers And Antidepressant Medications

Picture of Albie only to wake your senses to CoQ10 and the value of a comb!! lol


American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) published research in Feb. ’13 consolidating many past studies involving CoQ10 with heart function. The study concluded that patients with congestive heart failure would benefit from CoQ10 supplementation. It improved heart function reducing symptoms of heart disease.

Another study published in Apr. ’00 in the Annuals of Internal Medicine, found no evidence of a benefit with the supplement. The neutral effect meant it didn’t make the condition any worse. Their study size was small with research duration lasting only 6 months. The previous analysis done in AJCN utilized longer studies that included more subjects.

Patients on statins (for lowering cholesterol), beta blockers (reduce blood pressure) and antidepressant medications produce lower amounts of CoQ10. Deficiency of CoQ10 could produce some of the side effects seen with these drugs.

Renovating Your Mind thinks there is enough evidence of safety and efficacy for prescribers to start recommending this antioxidant supplement to their patients.

CoQ10 also know as ubiquinone, is part of an energy transport system contained within the trillions of cells that make up our body. Internal production of CoQ10 becomes deficient with the use of certain medications and heart disease. This sometimes results in a weakening of the energy potential of our system. Why?

Every human cell contains a power plant called the mitochondria. CoQ10 is an antioxidant that the mitochondria uses to pass energy around the cell. It helps the body to keep power levels high. When those energy levels dwindle, the patient may feel weak, have lowered immunity, get muscle aches and pains and heart abnormalities.

There is a new form of CoQ10 sold on the market called CoQH2-10 (ubiquinol). This slightly changed version of the antioxidant is better absorbed in patients having liver or heart disease. It is also better for use in those over 40. During the process of aging, the body makes less of CoQ10 and the new formulation called CoQH2-10 is more biologically available for absorption into the cells.

Both CoQ10 and CoQH2-10 need to be taken with fatty meals for best results. Oils (olive) in your salad dressings, avocado and olives are just some examples of beneficial dietary fats that would give excellent absorption of the antioxidant.


Like black pepper on your food? Substances in this spice increase absorption of CoQ10 and other nutrients by heating up the intestinal tract. This heat enables blood vessels to swell, sucking up more nutrients into the blood.

Caution for those on blood thinners, blood pressure medications or diabetic drugs. Talk with your prescribing health professional before starting this supplement.

Foods that the body uses to make CoQ10 are fish, animal meats, grains and vegetables.

Made fun of Albert Einstein so need to rectify that with this:


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  1. Reblogged this on Your Diet Diva Gone Raw and commented:
    GREAT POST!!!!!!!!!!!!


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