CoQ10, Statins and Cholesterol

by on September 30, 2010
in Nutritional Supplements

Statins are prescribed to 24 million Americans to reduce cholesterol levels associated with heart disease. However many report side effects severe enough to cause them to discontinue their use. These side effects include severe muscle pain and weakness, fatigue and memory loss.

Testing Your CoQ10 Levels

by on September 21, 2010
in Antioxidants

In a previous post the important role that CoQ10 plays in your body was detailed. If you’re taking statins, beta-blockers, are a heart-attack survivor, or just getting on in age, then your CoQ10 levels may be inadequate.

Knowing your blood levels of CoQ10 is helpful in determining whether you need to take a CoQ10 supplement as well as if you’re absorbing adequate amounts from your supplement routine. Fortunately there is an affordable and easy way to test your CoQ10 levels.

CoQ10 Supplement – Do You Need It?

by on September 2, 2010
in Antioxidants

CoQ10 is a nutrient that everybody should be aware of since it is present in all the cells in your body. Coenzyme Q10 is a potent antioxidant and is part of the cellular machinery that is responsible for providing energy for all your biological processes.

While this substance can be produced by the body and is naturally present in food your levels could be seriously compromised by disease, diet, age, strenuous exercise and prescription drugs. You wouldn’t run your car on empty nor should you run your body on low CoQ10.

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