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Don't Be A Heartbreaker!!

Posted by mapphess on 17 May 2012
Don't Be A Heartbreaker!!

Do you have high cholesterol or heart disease? Have you been prescribed a drug to lower your cholesterol?

Recent studies have shown these medications can lower your levels of Coenzyme Q10 in your body by up to half.

What does Coenzyme Q10 do?

It is associated with the manufacture of the basic energy molecule of cells. Coenzyme Q10 is important for energy production and is a powerful antioxidant to help maintain the health of cells in the body.

The heart muscle contains the greatest concentration of Coenzyme Q10 in the body and can have a role in preventing certain types of heart disease such as

  • stroke
  • congestive heart failure
  • high blood pressure
  • angina
  • atherosclerosis

It also has a protective effect on the cells of the haert and helps to keep the blood thin, allowing it to flow easily to all areas of the heart.

Coenzyme Q10 can also help prevent cholesterol from becoming harmful by oxidising in the body and forming plaques in the artery.

The good news

Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 (as a simple daily dose) can restore or increase  these levels so you get all the benefits of this important nutrient.

Coenzyme Q10 is reported to increase stamina and endurance, has positive effects on the immune system and can also help the nervous system, menopausal symptoms and weight control.

Coenzyme Q10 is not just for heart disease. It plays an important role if you are undergoing an exercise program and can help your heart to work more efficiently, ensuring you get the most out of your workout. Almost all athletes competing at higher levels are already taking this supplement because it allows the body to utilise oxygen and nutrients better. This can work for weekend warriors and people trying to get fit, because it enables you to potentially get results faster.

There are many different formulations and sources of Coenzyme Q10 and not all are equal, so it is important to get the right formulation for you.

Call into Mapp and Hession Pharmacy and talk to Paul, Greg or Colin to find out more about this supplement and if it is right for you. Some medications can be affected by Co Q10, so talk to us first.

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Author: mapphess
Tags: Health herbal medicine naturopath Bioceuticals Metagenics herbs fish oil
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