1. Heart Health
Coenzyme Q10 is a molecule found in mitochondria. It has a critical role in producing energy for the body. Years of research has shown that CoQ10 supports healthy cardiovascular functions in addition to its vital role in energy production.
Coenzyme Q10 contributes to the energy-making mechanisms of the heart. Angina patients given coenzyme Q10 each day have experienced greater ability to exercise without experiencing chest pain.
People with dilated congestive cardiomyopathy (DCM) have been shown to be deficient in coenzyme Q10. Most studies using coenzyme Q10 in the treatment of cardiomyopathy have demonstrated positive results, including improved quality of life, heart function tests, and survival rates.
c) Congestive Heart Failure
Some research suggests that heart failure might be linked with low coenzyme Q10 levels. CoQ10 enhances the production of energy in the heart muscle and has been reported to help people with CHF to have an improved exercise capacity and overall quality of life.
d) Cardiac surgery
Reduced blood supply during heart or blood vessel surgery can deprive tissue of oxygen. When blood supply returns to this tissue, the tissue can become damaged. There is some evidence that taking coenzyme Q10 before heart bypass surgery or blood vessel surgery might help to reduce tissue damage.
Recommended dosage —— 100 to 150 mg each day with meals due to its reliance on food for absorption
CoQ10 appears to be quite strongly effective for reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Recommended dosage —— 300mg daily
Some research shows that supplementation with coenzyme Q10 leads to a significant decrease in blood pressure in people with hypertension.
Recommended dosage —— 100 mg twice per day for at least ten weeks
4. Athletic performance
Strenuous physical activity lowers blood levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). A few studies have reported that CoQ10 supplementation increased vigor and endurance in trained athletes.
Recommended dosage —— 100 mg per day
*The Content here is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.