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Antioxidants update

Free radicals are believed to help many health problems and prevent heart disease, cancer and other disorders. Antioxidants are substances that protect cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to environmental toxins and radiation. I believe there are benefits in taking antioxidants especially in those with cardiovascular risks.

Vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and selenium produce multiple positive effects on sugar and fat metabolism, blood pressure and arterial flexibility (which allows blood to move freely through the body).

Reuven Zimlichman and his research team at Wolfson Medical Center in Israel randomly divided 70 high blood pressure patients into two groups. One group was given antioxidants supplements and the other took placebo capsules for six months. Those taking the antioxidants received vitamin C (1000 mg/day), vitamin E (400 i.u/day), coenzyme Q10 (120 mg/day) and selenium (200 mcg/day).

Tests at the beginning of the trial, after three months, and again after six months documented that patients in the antioxidant group had marked improvements in their cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular profiles and cholesterol panels were healthier. The researchers concluded “antioxidant supplements have the potential to alleviate atherosclerotic damage..”

“Antioxidant supplementation significantly increased large and small artery elasticity in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. This beneficial vascular effect was associated with an improvement in glucose and lipid metabolism as well as significant decrease in blood pressure,” Dr. Zimlichman said in a statement to the media. “The findings of the present study justify investigating the overall clinical impact of antioxidant treatment in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors.”

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How important is COQ10?

It’s very helpful for energy and the immune system

These benifits of taking Coenzyme Q10 – increased energy, improved metabolism, weight loss, cell protection, neuological health, and better cardiovascular health – are well established.

Most people over 50 have a hard time converting CoQ10 into its usable form. The lion’s share of the valuable CoQ10 enzyme disappears – making it impossible to give your cells the protection and nourishment they need.

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CoQmax CF contains CoQ10 that helps increase energy … improve metabolic function, cell protection, better cardiovascular health and weight loss.

Heart health … according to the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, a number of clinical studies have found CoQ10 promotes cardiovascular health.

Blood sugar … an Australian study showed that patients who took CoQ10 were able to maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range.

Vision … in a recent clinical trial, taking CoQ10 for a year helped them see more clearly.

Cognition … an animal study performed at Johns Hopkins University found that CoQ10 supplementation improves learning and memory.

Gum health … CoQ10 can improve gum and oral health.

Clear-headed comfort … in one study, more than 6 out of 10 patients treated with CoQ10 daily reported feeling more clear-headed comfort.

Oxidative stress … CoQmax CF is a powerful antioxidant, eliminating the free radicals that can cause damage to cell membranes and mitochondria.

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CoQ10 & Statin Medication

I was teaching a rehab course this past weekend and all but two or three doctors out of a group of sixty did not know the many health benefits of taking Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). They did not know that if a patient is on a statin medication, they are at risk of being deficient and having lowered CoQ10. CoQ10 is responsible for neurological health, increased energy, improved metabolism, weight loss, cell protection, and better cardiovascular health.1-4

Heart health … according to the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, a number of clinical studies have found CoQ10 promotes cardiovascular health.5

Blood sugar … an Australian study showed that patients who took CoQ10 were able to maintain blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range.6

Vision …taking CoQ10 for a year helped one study group see more clearly.7

Cognition … an animal study performed at Johns Hopkins University found that CoQ10 supplementation improves learning and memory.7

Bronchial Health … researchers in Texas found CoQ10 promotes bronchial health.7

Gum health … CoQ10 can improve gum and oral health.7

Clear-headed comfort … in one study, more than 6 out of 10 patients treated with CoQ10 daily reported feeling more clear-headed comfort.7

Oxidative stress … CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant, eliminating the free radicals that can cause damage to cell membranes and mitochondria.3

Skin care … a German study shows that CoQ10 can help reduce wrinkles and protect skin from the damaging effects of too much exposure to sunlight.8

Comments: I recommend NanoCell-Q by Metagenics. It is highly absorbable and comes in a delicious, natural orange flavor liguid.

 

1″CoQ10 Health Benefits” September 1, 2008. http://tinyurl.com/5qjq6
2Hemmi N. Bhagava and Raj K. Chopra. Plasma coenzyme Q10 response to oral ingestion of coenzyme Q10 formulations. Mitochondrion. Volume 7, Supplement 1, June 2007, Pages S78-S88 
3William Fallon. “Has Your CoQ10 Become Obsolete?” January 2007. Life Extensions Magazine.
4Super Ubiquinol CoQ10. September1, 2008. http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Item01226/Super-Ubiquinol-CoQ10-100-mg-60-softgels.html
5http://www.cardiovascularpharm.com/pt/re/jcardiopharm/abstract.00005344-199701000-0003.htm;jsessionid=LtLGbKwm1nC2HGTJJjKQ11qGYTt5n9Ds9p2gg9Q2Bv8qnkLdngY2!2126095447!181195629!8091!-1
6Hodgson JM, Watts GF, Playford DA, Burke V, Croft KD. Coenzyme Q10 improves blood pressure and glycaemic control in a controlled trial in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002 Nov;56(11):1137-42.
7http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/layout/set/print/content/view/print/151477
8http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10416055

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