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CoQ10: Powerful heart nutrient*

CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) s a vitamin-like nutrient naturally produced in the body. It’s a key element to energy production and antioxidant protection.* 

Good for the heart

A study in the European Heart Journal showed that CoQ10 strengthens the heart.* The team studied 23 people with an average age 59 years. They were assigned four weeks each of oral CoQ10 supplements or inactive placebo pills with or without supervised exercise training five times per week. Supplementation with CoQ10 led to an improvement in peak exercise capacity and cardiac function without any side effects.*

Statin drugs may deplete CoQ10

Evidence suggests people who use statin drugs to treat high cholesterol levels may be depleting their CoQ10 levels. Many cardiologists are now recommending CoQ10 to patients as an adjunct to traditional medical treatments.*

CoQ10 levels decline with age

The concentration of CoQ10 in the body decreases as we age. This decrease in CoQ10 begins to take place around the age of 40. However, some research suggests levels begin to diminish as early as 20 years of age, with a slow but continuous decline thereafter.

Consider supplementation — take with fat 

You might think of fatigue, and reduced stamina and energy as unavoidable symptoms of aging. However, these problems may be linked to diminished amounts of CoQ10, thereby warranting the consideration of CoQ10 supplementation.*

CoQ10 is absorbed better when taken with a fat. Softgels of CoQ10 contain fat for this reason. The slightly more economical two-piece capsule form of CoQ10 does not have fat and should be taken with a meal or snack that has fat to improve absorption.* 

Which form to take - Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone

Most people buy the standard form of CoQ10, called Ubiquinone, for everyday health. It is also the most economical. In the body, healthy people convert the Ubiquinone form into the active form of CoQ10, called Ubiquinol.  

For those with health issues, the highly bioavailable, reduced form, called Ubiquinol, may be a better choice since your body doesn't have to convert it to a useable form. This more expensive form is already in a body bioavailable state.*  

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