Unlocking the mystery of avoiding Lipitor side effects with CoQ10
You need CoQ10 if your energy's lagging or you're taking statin drugs.
Has your “get up and go got up and went”?
You might say this study included a little monkey business. The subjects were thirteen male and eight female baboons. These primates were fed a variety of diets that were supplemented with different amounts of vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
The purpose of the research was to measure the effectiveness of CoQ10 and vitamin E in reducing inflammation in the body. The inflammation was measured by conducting a simple blood test of C-reactive protein (CRP).
When CRP levels were analyzed, vitamin E was found to lower levels of inflammation to an average of less than half of pre-supplementation levels. When coenzyme Q10 was added to vitamin E, CRP levels revealed a whopping seventy percent reduction in inflammation.
In the discussion of their findings, the researchers called the results “remarkable.” They concluded that “co-supplementation with vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 significantly enhanced both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection.”
Why is this so important? Inflammation and oxidation are two of the most important risks leading to a heart attack or stroke. The latest research indicates that they are far more dangerous risks than high cholesterol.
A high level of CRP in your blood indicates an increased risk for what your cardiologist describes as “destabilized atherosclerotic plaque.” These are big words for a big problem.
Interpreted in laymen’s language, when arterial plaque becomes destabilized, it can burst open and block the flow of blood through a coronary artery, resulting in an acute heart attack. And a heart attack isn’t as much fun as you might think.
One of the New England Journal of Medicine studies showed that people with high levels of C-reactive protein were almost three times as likely to die from a heart attack.
"CoQ10, is energy on call," says, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a board certified cardiologist at the New England Heart and Longevity Center. “I have long considered CoQ10 a wonder nutrient because of its ability to support heart health.”
In addition to energizing your heart, CoQ10 has also been shown to support the immune system, blood pressure and healthy cholesterol levels.
More than 100 clinical studies at major universities and hospitals have documented the actions of Coenzyme Q10 and now new studies have researchers heaping more praise on this nutrient.
Women with breast cancer and non-cancerous breast lesions commonly have low blood levels of CoQ10. Although there need to be more studies, Danish researcher Knud Lockwood, M.D. has had good results using high doses of CoQ10 to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer in women.
"I have taken up to 100 mg in the morning. On this dose, I notice an increase in energy as the day goes on, with an urge to take a long walk or be physically active.
"There is enhanced
focus, motivation, and productivity, along with the desire to talk to people.
The 100-mg dose of CoQ10, though, is too much for me since I feel too energetic
and alert even in late evening when I want to slow down and get ready for sleep.
I usually do not recommend more than 20 to 60 mg of CoQ10 on a long term basis
without medical supervision"
If you are taking any of the statin family of drugs such as Lipitor, Zocor or Crestor to lower your cholesterol you should not be without CoQ10. These drugs can literally “kill” synthesis of CoQ10.
CoQ10 is a notoriously bulky nutrient that's quite hard for your body to absorb.
Do your heart…and the rest of your body a favor by getting acquainted with this multi talented nutrient. Be careful though…a burst of energy might have your friends wondering what’s going on in your life.
New Form of Coenzyme Q10 Announced by Dr. Al
Dr. Sears has been a lifelong advocate of nutritional supplementation and exercise programs. He is an ACE certified fitness trainer, has a thriving practice in Florida and has written several books.
Dr. Sears tells about a recent interview with the leading researcher of coenzyme Q10.
"I want to tell you about a meeting I had with the most
respected CoQ10 researcher in the world. It may be the most
critical CoQ10 discovery since Karl Folkers first identified
CoQ10 back in 1958.