The Benefits of CoQ10

The leading cause of death in the United States is currently heart disease. It is important to start taking care of your cardiovascular system before there is an issue. It is always recommended to consult with your primary care physician before ever trying to get off of medications or adding any additional supplements to your routine. With that in mind, I want to give you a few tips on how to naturally get your heart healthier (with the research to prove it!)


CoQ10/Ubiquinol– CoQ10 is found in small amounts in some foods including organ meats such as liver, heart, and kidney. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t exactly been craving organs lately. Supplementing with COQ10 is much simpler.


CoQ10 has been shown to increase ATP (energy of the body), increase antioxidant activity, increase resistance against infections, enhance immune function and help age-related decline in cognitive function. CoQ10 has also shown to be effective in helping with overall heart function including congestive heart failure and hypertension.


What exactly is CoQ10? CoQ10 is primarily found in tissues that demand a lot of energy throughout the day like the heart, skeletal muscles, and the brain! CoQ10 is a crucial component in creating energy called ATP in the body

*red yeast rice should not be combined with statins. Consult your medical physician prior to adjusting any medication  


References: Angelini, C. (2014). Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency. In Genetic Neuromuscular Disorders (pp. 247-250). Springer International Publishing. Littarru, G. P., & Tiano, L. (2007). Bioenergetic and antioxidant properties of coenzyme Q10: recent developments. Molecular biotechnology,
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**Always Consult a Physician prior to beginning and new supplements or removing any medications.