First, let’s go back to when this supplement was first discovered.
It’s 1957 and a young research biochemist and assistant professor at the Wisconsin’s Enzyme Institute was investigating the biochemical responses involved in cellular energy production.
Mitochondria*, present in both animal and plant cells are at the center stage for activity of a substance identified as CoQ10. However the professor, Fred Crane, PhD and his team didn’t know that at that time – no scientist had ever heard of CoQ10 (also known as Ubiquinone).
*Mitochondria – organelles (microscopic organs) within the cells where oxygen and the derivatives
from the food you eat are “mixed” to create energy. Just think of the mitochondria as your “power plants” that continually generate energy to operate each individual cell.
Fred Crane, the scientist identified above, later developed Type 2 Diabetes and needed medication to control his condition. After time, the medication wasn’t working and his blood sugar level continued to rise. As Crane told it, “I thought maybe CoQ10 might help. I was taking 30 mg daily but then raised it to 180 mg daily. Within a period of six months, my insulin levels normalized and my blood sugar dropped to what it should be to be healthy - without medication. I continue this approach and, after several years, it’s still working.”
The action of CoQ10 is probably related to improving the bioenergetics and, as a result, the production of the so-called beta cells on the pancreas – where insulin is produced.
According to Peter Langsjoen, a Texas cardiologist, who has observed remarkable improvements in his patients with cardiovascular disease, “About one-third of them are doing considerably better after supplementing with CoQ10. By that I mean better blood sugar control and a reduced need, or a need at all, for medication. It appears frequently enough that I now inform patients to monitor their levels carefully as they may need to lower or eliminate their level of insulin or oral medication.”
Langsjoen explains, “With CoQ10 you change the fundamental cellular chemistry of everything.
That said, you see many improvements throughout the body. I see so many overall aspects of health that improve simply because you are energizing everything.”
Health Benefits of CoQ10
- Disease prevention and slowing of the aging processes
in the body – including the skin;
- Significant help for patients with heart disease;
- Reduction of milk to moderate hypertension;
- Increased energy, strength, and vitality – even for
- Fortification of the overall immune system against
illness, including cancer;
- Counteracting the adverse effects of cholesterol
- Improvement, and often repair, of neurological and
brain system disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia, Stroke victims, etc.
- Protection against gum disease.
I personally take 400 mg. daily as a proactive approach for aging without looking or feeling old. Type 2 Diabetes runs rampant in my genes and I need to do all I can to prevent it and also the devastating effects like heart disease and cognitive decline.
My recommendations for my clients are as follows:
Age CoQ10 (daily amount total)
30-40 25 mg
40-50 50 mg
50-60 100 mg (more if specificrisk factors)
60-70 300-400 (more if specific risk factors)
70+ 400 – 500 (more if specific risk factors)
Don’t go cheap when it comes to CoQ10, this is one place quality must take precedence over cost. If you need guidance choosing the right CoQ for your specific needs, call Toll-free 888.352.8175 and a Client Advocate will assist you. Phone lines open Mon. - Thurs. 8: to 2: Pacific Time, Closed Friday.