You can stop and even reverse many of the age-related diseases that can show up when our bodies accumulate large amounts of free radicals by supplying your body with Antioxidants like CoQ10.
Researchers at the Australian Institute have found that CoQ10 is a primary protector of low-density lipoproteins. When these LDL proteins oxidize they can cause clogged arteries. LDL carries CoQ10 with it in the bloodstream, protecting it from becoming oxidized. However, if you’re body doesn’t have enough to go around, then the LDL might not be protected from oxidation and now LDL Cholesterol becomes a terrorist inside your body.
Not all CoQ10 supplements are the same. There have been reports of heart patients taking large doses of up to 400 mg a day and still not gaining any healing effects. They just weren’t absorbing enough from the supplement.
The key to proper absorption of CoQ10 is finding a supplement that contains Ubiquinol. This version of CoQ10 is ready to be used by the body. If the supplement contains Ubiquinone, then your body has to convert it into Ubiquinol first before it can be used.
Your body does this conversion on a regular basis, however, once you have reached the age of 40, the body has a more difficult time making the conversion.
Other factors involved with low absorption can come into play such as the product being labeled incorrectly or a non-pure source of CoQ10 being used.
This is why it’s important to check the label for ingredients.
Commercially available CoQ10 supplements should be suspended in a fat. The reason for this is that CoQ10 follows the same pathways that fats follow to get where they can be used by the body. Fish oil is one of the best carriers for this supplement since you also get the benefits from the Omega 3 fatty acids.
- A standard dose for health maintenance should be between 50 – 100 mg. a day.
- If you are taking CoQ10 for Angina then your dose would be 120-240 mg. per day
- For treating congestive heart failure you would take 240-450 mg. per day
Of course, you should always check with your doctor about the proper dosage to take. Fortunately, CoQ10 is a safe nutrient with very few side effects. As a matter of fact, the only side effect seems to be thinning of the blood. So, if you are taking a blood thinner then ask your doctor before taking a CoQ10 supplement.
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