I know what you’re thinking. Based on what you’ve read so far, it would seem that exercising is bad for you as it just depletes more CoQ10 from your system. We’ll get into that later.
For now, just know that there are coenzyme Q10 supplements available at your local pharmacy or health store. Just bear in mind that they are quite a bit more expensive than other vitamin supplements.
Another thing you may not like is that as we get older coenzyme Q10 decreases as well. Tell me, did a light bulb go off in you head; most cancers happen to older people. If elderly people took CoQ10, could they be saved from cancer???
Certain drugs, like cholesterol lowering statin drugs, are another culprit that can deplete coenzyme Q10 production. But it’s not all bad because CoQ10 protects low density lipoprotein (LDL) from being oxidized by free radicals. So the more Coenzyme Q10 you have in your system the less likely your arteries will clog up with plaque.
Studies are even available that suggest CoQ10 is even better at lowering cholesterol levels than Vitamin E. This gives Coenzyme Q10 you a double whammy for you – cholesterol lowering benefits as well as energy for your heart.
The possibility of an alternative treatment for cancer with coenzyme Q10 goes back as far as 1961, when the medical establishment found that some of their cancer patients had low levels of CoQ10 in their blood.
With studies suggesting that coenzyme Q10 helps to rejuvenate the body’s immune system, growth of cancer cells were suppressed. And don’t forget the fact mentioned above that it’s been called fuel for the heart.
One little problem with CoQ10 is that it requires several vitamins, an amino acid called tyrosine as well as other trace minerals for it to be produced. It’s easy to see that deficiencies in any one of these nutrients can hinder Coenzyme Q10 production.
Anyway, this article is just an introduction to Coenzyme Q10. From what I said so far, it would certainly seem that everyone should be taking this vital supplement, but I still need to do a little more research and get into this more.
As I mentioned, Coenzyme Q10 supplements are more expensive than other vitamins so I’m not quite ready to recommend it yet. I will talk to a couple of pharmacists also and see what I come up with. Meanwhile, if you have any experience or other information you would like to pass on regarding CoQ10 please leave a comment.