We each have about 60 trillion cells in our
bodies and every one of them needs energy
in order to perform the important tasks they
need to carry out every day. Our body needs
nutrients in order to help cells to grow and
repair when they become damaged, make biochemical's such as
neurotransmitters and hormones, as well as make our immune
system strong enough to avoid the development of chronic
diseases. Co–enzyme Q10 plays a crucial role in this process
as we can see from the following basic benefits of this nutrient.
- CoQ10 works in the energy centers in our cells called the mitochondria to facilitate the energy production process. Most enzymes play this role as facilitators.
- CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant to protect the nucleus of the cell and the mitochondria from free radical damage from toxins like pesticides and air pollution.
- CoQ10 helps in the replacement of old or damaged mitochondria so that our cells can stay healthy for as long as possible.
CoQ10 for the prevention and reversal of disease
Some organs in our bodies need more energy than others
because they are required to work 24/7: the brain, the
heart, the liver and the kidneys are good examples. Other
body parts like skin, muscles and bones get a chance to
rest and thus need much lower levels of mitochondria and
energy. If there is not enough energy being produced for
the most important organs then they can become weak
and damaged over time. Here are some examples from
clinical studies about how CoQ10 has been able to play a
key role in the prevention and even the reversal of certain
- In a very famous clinical trial 50 percent of patients with kidney disease were able to be taken off of their dialysis after taking 180 mg of CoQ10 for three months.
- Several clinical trials have been shown to help patients prevent and even reverse heart disease using CoQ10 as part of a nutritional protocol.
- Several clinical studies have been able to prove that Parkinson's disease can be significantly slowed down using high doses of CoQ10.
These, and other similar studies, have proven the
ability to reduce the need for surgery, replace or reduce
the need for prescription medications as well as reduce
the need for expensive medical treatments. Although
these studies appear in many medical journals there
is still resistance for the use of CoQ10, and other
proven nutrients, due to lack of education, influence
from the drug industry, and resistance from insurance
companies and hospitals.
It is difficult to achieve therapeutic levels of CoQ10
from food alone because the best sources are red
meat and dairy. The Harvard Food Pyramid does not
support high amounts of these foods, so the best
source for CoQ10 is usually supplementation.
Doctors like Stephen Sinatra recommend the
ubiquinol form as apposed to the ubiquinone form due
to its superior absorption. And Life ExtensionMagazine
has published an article in their October 2016 issue
indicating that selenium is a good partner for CoQ10
because it helps to produce and accumulate more of
this impressive nutrient. Perhaps CoQ10 should be
part of your nutritional supplement program.