Like L-carnitine, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is necessary for proper heart function.* CoQ10 is a vital component of energy production within the mitochondria of the myocardial cells in the heart.* CoQ10 is also an important antioxidant that protects the cells lining the blood vessels from oxidative damage.* Type 2 diabetics, who commonly exhibit poor arterial compliance, were given 200 mg CoQ10 daily and demonstrated improved function of the endothelium lining the arteries.
Coenzyme Q10 functions as an intracellular antioxidant.* Due to its involvement in energy production within the cell, CoQ10 affects the function of all cells in the body, making it essential for the health of tissues and organs.* CoQ10 particularly benefits the most metabolically active cells: heart, immune system, gingiva, and gastric mucosa.* An adequate supply of intracellular CoQ10 is vital to the health of heart muscle.* CoQ10 supports normal heart rhythm and can help maintain already normal blood pressure.
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs decrease the body's ability to synthesize cholesterol. An unintended consequence of these medications can be a decrease in the body's ability to synthesize coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 is an essential biochemical cofactor and antioxidant responsible for energy production in cells, especially in heart cells.* A statin-induced CoQ10 deficiency is thought to be a possible explanation for the fatigue, myalgia, and exercise intolerance experienced by some individuals taking this category of medication. Because of this, many experts advise the use of CoQ10 during a cholesterol-lowering statin protocol to prevent this depletion.
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Additional notes: Store in cool dry place
Brand: Thorne Research
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: No known adverse interactions at publication date.
Serving size: 1 Capsule
Servings per container: 90
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule. May contain one or more of the following hypoallergenic ingredients to fill space Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
One capsule two to three times daily, or as otherwise directed by a health-care practitioner.
ALLERGY WARNINGS This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. PREGNANCY WARNING If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
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