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Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a vital nutrient for the production of energy. It is so important that it is found in every cell of the body, which lead its discoverers to name it “ubiquinone” from the word “ubiquitous” meaning “everywhere.”
In addition to the production of energy in the body, CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant. Specifically, CoQ10 is known to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the body. When LDL is oxidized, it becomes much more likely to stick to the walls of the arteries causing the plaques that block them, known as atherosclerosis. These plaques can later rupture, causing clotting within the artery and heart attack. By preventing this oxidation, CoQ10 can lower the amount of artery-blocking atherosclerosis and ultimately may lower the risk of heart attacks.
CoQ10 is also vital for production of energy in the mitochondria, which are the energy producing organelle of the cells in your body. CoQ10 is a critical component in the electron transport chain and acts as both an electron and a proton carrier during energy production. What this means is that essentially, energy is not able to be properly produced without CoQ10, and if the body is low on CoQ10, energy production is much more inefficient. This means trouble, especially for your body’s cells that have a high-energy metabolism, like muscles, especially the heart muscle.
In clinical trials, supplementation with CoQ10 has been shown to:
Dosing of CoQ10:
Effective and safe doses have ranged in clinical studies from 50mg up to 1200 mg daily.
Precautions with CoQ10:
The Carlton Clinic offers high-quality CoQ10 supplements. Patients of Dr. Snouffer or The Carlton Clinic may sign up on the right-hand side of this page to purchase CoQ10 directly from MD Prescriptives. You will need Dr. Snouffer's name and office phone number to sign up.
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