by Life Enthusiast Staff
Without Coenzyme Q-10 in your cells, you can not produce energy. You are dependent upon your diet and your liver to provide you with optimum amounts. Body production of Coenzyme Q-10 declines with age.
- For longevity and, youthfulness
- Immune support
- Strong heart
- Healthy gums and complexion
- Lessens damaging effects of chemotherapy and other toxins
- Sharpens and clears eye sight
- Increases sexual energy
- Supports cancer fighting immune system especially in breast cancer
- Reduces age spots and helps clear toxic debris out of cells.
Who Should Consider Coenzyme Q10?
Anyone who is looking to supplement their diet with a powerful antioxidant, but especially:
- People who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease
- People who have been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Disease
- People who are diagnosed with, or especially concerned about, cardiovascular disease (ie; heart disease and/or stroke)
- People seeking a powerful antioxidant.
Activator of Cellular Life-energy
Body production of Q-10 declines with age. For longevity, youthfulness, immune energy, strong heart, healthy gums, complexion, lessens damaging effects of chemotherapy, and other toxins, sharpens and clears eye sight, increases sexual energy. Antioxidant and supports cancer fighting immune system especially in breast cancer. Reduces age spots and helps clear toxic debris out of cells.
CoQ-10, also known as Ubiquinone, is a vitamin-like substance that resembles Vitamin E but is an even more powerful antioxidant. There are 10 common Coenzyme Q's, but CoQ-10 is the only one found in human tissue. As we age, CoQ-10 tissue levels decrease until at age 40 we have only 64% of the CoQ-10 that we had at 20, while when we reach age 80, we measure only 36% of our age 20 tissue CoQ-10 count. CoQ-10 is the cellular component (quinone) which is a cyclic compound found in every cell of the body.
Coenzyme Q can exist in three oxidation states: the fully reduced ubiquinol form (CoQH2), the radical semiquinone intermediate (CoQH·), and the fully oxidized ubiquinone form (CoQ).
Eating foods cooked or processed destroys the CoQ-10 and/or the substrates, which our body would convert into replacing depleted CoQ-10 tissue stores. (Pure CoQ-10 is a bright yellow in its active form, but once it is exposed to light or 115 degrees heat it is rendered inactive.) Eating foods rich in CoQ-10 (sardines, green vegetables, cereals, and raw nuts) will spare CoQ-10 tissue losses.
Modern research supports the benefits to both performance and health by oral supplementation of CoQ-10 The New England Institute reports that CoQ-10 alone is effective in reducing mortality in experimental animals suffering from tumors and leukemia.
Other research projects have substantiated further health benefits from CoQ-10 supplementation against allergies, asthma, respiratory disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, obesity, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, periodontal disease, diabetes, cancer, and most recently AIDS. Studies have shown that reduced levels of CoQ-10 contribute directly to the aging process, while increasing CoQ-10 intake will actually retard and slow down the effects of "Father Time" on all of us. Similar studies have noted conclusively that CoQ-10 supplementation reduces the risk of heart attack, increases respiration efficiency in the heart muscle, lowers blood pressure, and enhances immune system functions.
Specific Studies On CoQ-10: Irrefutable Proof
In blood and tissue samples taken from patients suffering from cardiomyopathy, CoQ-10 was found to be deficient in two separate independent studies. Clinical observation of CoQ-10 supplementation appears to give symptomatic relief to chronic fatigue syndrome in patients studied in two separate and independent research projects. Oral ingestion of Coq-10 was found to activate macrophages, hence enhancing immune system function significantly. In double blind studies and in individual case reports, neuromuscular neurogenic atrophies of both skeletal and cardiac muscle were shown to improve functionally after oral ingestion of Coq-10.
Obesity treated with 100 mg. Coq-10 doses orally contributed to increased weight loss rates in two separate and independent studies of obese individuals on restricted calorie intake. Obese people, like the cardiomyopathic patients listed above, tend be deficient in Coq-10 tissue and blood level sampling. Results from rat studies suggest that oral ingestion of Coq-10 will raise blood and tissue levels of this important health nutrient. The rats with the highest tissue levels were exercised long enough to induce injury, but performed extreme endurance exercise without injury, while the control group of non-supplemented rats received exercise-induced injuries. This strongly suggests that Coq-10 supplements may provide a protective-preventative effect from exercise-induced endurance injury.
We support the understanding that Synergy is invaluable when considering nutritional alternatives to healthy immune system support. Isolates, (isolated concentrated vitamins and ingredients) lack the cohesiveness of blended SuperFoods that contain a wide range of essential phytonutrients in live-form high concentrated enzyme-rich products.
There are many liquid soft gel products in bottles with sixty 50-100 mg gels. It is important that the product is carefully tested for potency. Most of the bargain(??) basement offerings are little more than rice powder with yellow dye. Compare the cost of Coq-10 in isolate form with the Synergistic approach in Exsula blends, and you'll see, you can't lose when you invest in the best.
Without Q-10 in your cells, you can not produce energy. You are dependent upon your diet and your liver to provide you with optimum amounts.
Very early after age 20, your liver output of Q-10 begins to decline. By age 40 the decline is substantial and its shortage begins first to show up in an increased fat level, lowered physical ambition, a shrinking of your effective work day, less frequent and less vigorous sexual activity, and eventually, very often as gum disease. Your heart is perhaps the most vital Q-10 consuming community of cells, however, your immune system isn't far behind.
Your liver itself requires Q-10 for energy to produce Q-10 and other enzymes. Without sufficient Q-10, your production of all enzymes enters the downward spiral characteristic of aging, and all the signs from poor health to reduced physical mobility and slow-mindedness begin to set in.
Because your brain cells are the very same original brain cells you had in your mother's womb, they are ancient compared to blood cells or intestinal lining cells, which are replaced weekly or even more often. You either protect your brain cells or they go off-line for good. They aren't replaced. You get no second chance to treat them better next time. Anyone who has seen senile dementia or Alzheimer's understands how precious are the basic brain functions that some people neglect and take for granted.
Q-10 is the precious fountain-of-youth in this category as it is essential to provide the spark of life to keep these irreplaceable cells alive and healthy - and - Q-10 is the one antioxidant uniquely poised right within the mitochondria (energy producing structures of the cells) to degrade the metabolic byproducts of life-energy production before they can damage the submicroscopic machinery of the mitochondria - or before these toxins can escape to attack the surrounding equipment and genetic blueprint required for maintaining healthy chemistry of your brain cells.
What is the point of the RDA?
You might look at it this way. The RDA is an old-ideology-based system which is OK for a quick identification of a few of the basic nutrients, which when lacking result in fairly rapid disease conditions - like Vitamin C for scurvy, Folic Acid to prevent birth defects, or B-12 and Iron for anemia. But even the term RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) is being modified to Reference Daily Intake - no longer "recommended" but merely a "reference."
Many of the non-RDA nutrients are equally vital for healthy functioning of your cells, organs and systems, but because your body is able to hold up under deprivation of these nutrients for longer periods of time before obvious disease sets in, no RDA was ever established. A perfect example of this would be how a slight shortage of Lecithin may take decades to manifest as cholesterol-clogged arteries. The body can work around this eventual killer for many years before it becomes obvious and inescapable.
Also, the RDA system originated out of an era riddled with commercial bias and incomplete scientific information. For example, there is an RDA for Vitamin A but not for Carotene - even though Carotene is a safer, more widely functioning source of Vitamin A.
The pre-formed "animal-form" of A is cheaper and less bulky, so it got picked while the "plant-form," Carotene, got put off. Then once Carotene did begin to gain recognition as a superior, more widely beneficial form of Vitamin A, only one member of the diversely capable Carotenoid family got selected - Beta-carotene (the easiest to synthesize). Beta got all of the attention to the neglect of the other naturally-occurring Carotenes - Lutein (for eyesight) Alpha Carotene ("Canthaxanthin" - for a healthy tan) Xanthophylis, Lycopene, Cryptoxanthin, Echinenone, Euglenanone and Zeaxanthin (for synergistic support of your immune system).
Two other examples - even though Q-10 and Lecithin are indisputably vital for proper cellular functioning and for your health, these precious nutrients won't get elected to RDA status because of a goofy technicality - your liver can make them from other nutrients in your diet. Well, it can do this while you are young anyway - while your liver is perfectly healthy - and assuming you are getting a complete diet otherwise.
However, once you begin to age, the efficiency of your liver begins to taper-off and your production of these nutrients drops along with it. This decline is accompanied by all of the "normal" signs of aging - lessened physical, sexual, mental and immune performance - the look of aging (wrinkles, joint and circulatory problems, fat-gain and muscle-loss and sag).
Not all of us consider these traits as normal, nor do we desire to experience them 20 or 30 years prematurely. The Life Enthusiast's response to these "minor" challenges is not centered around worshiping the god of ink and paper called the RDA, but rather embraces all of the beneficial nutrients provided by our Creator throughout living creation in the form of nutrient-accumulating plants - the form your Designer and Maker provided and specified.