10 CoQ10 Facts: Did You Know?
1. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) was discovered in 1957 by Fred Crane, M.D., from the University of Wisconsin, who isolated it from beef hearts.
2. CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant that protects your cells from free radical damage.
3. Because of your heart’s huge energy requirements, CoQ10 is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system.
4. CoQ10 is made by every cell in your body; however, production naturally diminishes with age.
5. Statin drugs block the production of CoQ10.
6. CoQ10 is naturally found in some foods. Yet the average daily intake (approximately 10 mg) is insufficient to produce substantial clinical effects.
7. CoQ10 is fat soluble, which means it will not dissolve in water and is best absorbed with a fatty meal or when dissolved in an oil in a softgel.
8. The ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is more bioavailable than the more common ubiquinone form.
9. German researchers found that people with tinnitus who also had low blood levels of CoQ10 had significant improvements after taking CoQ10 for four months.
10. Low CoQ10 levels are an independent predictor of death in patients with chronic heart failure.
Now it’s your turn: CoQ10 has multiple health benefits. Do you take CoQ10? If so, what for?
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