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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance with numerous energy and heart health benefits. The primary dietary sources are meat (especially organ meats) and fish, although it is also found in vegetable oils like canola, sesame, and soybean.

CoQ10 is present in every cell of your body, where it energizes the mitochondria, the organelles which generate the energy you use to live. Some drugs used to treat heart problems, particularly statins, reduce your body’s stores of CoQ10.

In addition to its energy benefits, CoQ10 has beneficial effects on high blood pressure and chronic heart failure.

CoQ10 also has antioxidant properties which help it to combat some of the effects of aging, such as fine wrinkles and skin roughness.

Fight Periodontal Disease with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10 for short) is a vitamin-like antioxidant naturally produced by your body. It mainly resides in mitochondria—organelles in each and every cell responsible for breaking down nutrients and turning them into energy. This energy is especially important for the heart: the hardest-working muscle in the body. Because the heart beats 24/7 without […]

CoQ10’s Health Benefits: Energy, Heart, and Eyes

People dancing in sunset with energy from CoQ10
They’re the age-old questions physicians have grappled with forever. Why does my body slow down, and health deteriorate, as I age?  Can I slow or stop it? Recent studies of co-enzyme Q10 (better known as CoQ10) give us some of the best answers ever. CoQ10 is one of my favorite supplements and one of the […]

CoQ10 for Blood Sugar Control

Diabetes is an ever-growing problem. Today, about one in every ten American adults has type II diabetes—and the number grows to one out of every four seniors 65+. The odds are very good that it affects you, or someone close to you. And diabetes isn’t a condition that is well-handled, or easily treated on a […]

Supplements to Take with Statins

The drugs known as statins—the most widely prescribed drugs in the US—stake their claim to fame on their ability to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. That’s the kind that gunks up your arteries and increases your risk of congestive heart failure and heart attack, among other bad situations. Lowered LDL is a good outcome for many […]

Prevent Macular Degeneration with Supplements

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Impaired vision and total blindness are far more common than most people realize. In fact, more people lose vision to some degree than lose hearing or cognitive function. I don’t know why so little attention is paid to what can be a very serious problem. Especially when the most common form of impaired vision is […]

CoQ10 Benefits for Parkinson’s

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Co-enzyme Q10—or CoQ10—is one of my favorite supplements and one of the most important chemicals in your body. CoQ10 is an essential ingredient for fueling nearly every cellular process in your body. It’s basically the gasoline that fuels your mitochondria—often called the factories, or the power plants, of the cells. Every cell in your body […]

Top 5 Heart Health Supplements

With so many moving parts in our bodies, the trillions of cells, in the multiple major organs, all endlessly interacting with each other, why single out the heart? What about cognitive health? Kidney, liver, joint and mobility health, lungs, skin, and digestive system health? Good question. One reason is that heart disease remains the number […]

Congestive Heart Failure Improves with CoQ10

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Weakness…fatigue…swelling in the legs and abdomen…shortness of breath, even at rest…. When a patient comes to me with those symptoms, it’s a safe bet that congestive heart failure (CHF) is involved. CHF affects some 5 million Americans and claims 40,000 lives each year. CHF is so common among older patients that it sends more people […]

PQQ is an Effective Anti-Aging Supplement

Each of the billions of cells in your body is home to microscopic organelles known as mitochondria. These tiny heroes produce your body’s energy supply and determine how long your cells – and you – will live. As a matter of fact, as much as 95 percent of your energy comes from the mitochondria. Lifestyle […]

Blood Pressure Medication Side Effects

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If you are one of the millions of Americans who are currently taking medication for high blood pressure, I have some good news. You might be able to reduce the amount of drugs you’re taking or gradually do away with them altogether. Now, you could be thinking, “Why would I want to stop taking blood […]

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