CoQ10 for Healthy Hearts
If I was allowed only one supplement to take for the duration of my life I would choose CoQ10. Who wouldn’t? CoQ10 might be the best antioxidant we’ve got, but, just as important as ridding the body of free radicals is the role CoQ10 plays in heart health.
This coenzyme is found in every cell in our body supplying it with energy. Body organs house the most, especially the heart and liver. Sadly, as we grow older our body’s ability to produce CoQ10 from the foods we eat declines. This can begin as early as in our twenties but more likely in our 40’s and 50’s. A scary thought since people diagnosed with heart problems are also diagnosed with having low levels of CoQ10. This was of personal interest to me since my mother died of congestive heart failure, her weak heart not able to circulate her blood effectively. This caused multiple symptoms; the most common being shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue.
CoQ10 helps strengthen heart muscle there is no doubt about it. Research on CoQ10 in treating heart disease is phenomenal. CoQ10 supplies a weak heart muscle with the energy it needs to become more productive; contractions become stronger. One soft gel containing 100 mg of CoQ10 daily may be right for you if you suffer with congestive heart failure. To be effective, however, it needs to saturate body tissue which can, at first, take up to three months and then it must be taken continually to keep tissue saturated. But, the rewards can be dramatic when suffering with a weak heart – circulation and shortness of breath improved while gaining energy and a longer life span. Please go into a health food store for CoQ10 (and all your vitamins) so you know you are getting the best quality. Let CoQ10 be your natural prescription for any type of heart disease taken along with your prescription heart medication.