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When medical researchers performed a two-year study of people with heart failure, they found that one supplement can cut your risk of death in half.
The powerful nutrient they studied was CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10), a substance made naturally in the body from ubiquinol which helps the mitochondria in the cells produce energy. CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant that hundreds of scientists have proven is critical for generating energy in every cell of the human body.
According to researcher Svend Aage Mortensen, “CoQ10… should be added to standard heart failure therapy. Other heart failure medications block rather than enhance cellular processes and may have side effects. Supplementation with CoQ10, which is a natural and safe substance, corrects a deficiency in the body and blocks the vicious metabolic cycle in chronic heart failure called the energy starved heart.”
When you’re young, your liver produces ubiquinol which is converted to CoQ10 in the amounts necessary to give strength to the muscles and cells of your body. As you age, your body’s production may slip. And If you take statin drugs, many experts believe you should definitely increase your CoQ10 levels.
CoQ10 can be found in small amounts in some foods, including soybeans, sesame oil, sardines, mackerel, peanuts and sesame seeds. However the medical journal Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy indicated that supplementing to increase CoQ10 can improve blood flow to your heart by as much as 91 percent.
Plus, research on this enzyme has established that it can help 75 percent of heart patients have fewer heart rhythm disturbances, ease chest pain in 66 percent of patients and reduce the chance of a future heart disaster in 50 percent of patients.
Mortensen says: “We have no controlled trials demonstrating that statin therapy plus CoQ10 improves mortality more than statins alone. But statins reduce CoQ10, and circulating CoQ10 prevents the oxidation of LDL effectively, so I think ischaemic (heart disease) patients should supplement statin therapy with CoQ10.”