CoQ10 is Important for Heart Health
CoQ10 is a naturally occurring nutrient-like coenzyme that plays an important role in the production of 95% of the energy used by your body at the cellular level. CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your cells from damage. Unfortunately, your CoQ10 levels can drop due to age, stress, and cholesterol-lowering statin drug therapy.1 While small amounts of CoQ10 can be found in food, taking a daily CoQ10 supplement is the easiest way to increase your CoQ10 levels.
CoQ10 and Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs
Both cholesterol and CoQ10 are produced in the same pathway. Statins work by blocking this pathway, but they also block the production of CoQ10. Statin medications have been shown to lower CoQ10 levels by as much as 40% and the addition of a CoQ10 supplement to statin drug therapy can help replenish low CoQ10 levels.2
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CoQ10 for Heart and Vascular Health
CoQ10 supports your cardiovascular system in two ways:
-It plays a role in producing the energy needed by your heart
-It helps protect your heart muscle from damaging molecules such as free radicals
According to results from a multinational clinical study, long-term supplementation with CoQ10 is safe and effective for promoting healthy heart function.3
CoQ10 can also help support blood pressure levels that are within normal ranges.
Water and Fat-Soluble Qunol® CoQ10 is the Better Choice for Heart Health
Qunol® CoQ10’s patented formulation is water and fat-soluble, unlike regular4 CoQ10 that does not dissolve in water and dissolves poorly in fat. Studies show that Qunol® Ultra is up to 3X better absorbed than regular4CoQ10 so it can help you reach optimal levels of CoQ10 in just weeks – rather than months, so you can experience the potential benefits faster.5
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1Fuke, C., Krikorian, S.A., Couris, R.R.. (2000). Coenzyme Q10: a review of essential functions and clinical trials. US Pharmacist, 25(10), 28-41.
2Ghirlanda G., Oradei A., Manto A., et al. Evidence of plasma CoQ10-lowering effect by HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Clin Pharmacol. 1993;33(3):226–229.
3Mortensen SA, Rosenfeld F, Kumar A. The effect of coenzyme Q10 on morbidity and mortality in chronic heart failure: results from Q-SYMBIO: a randomized double-blind trial.
4Regular CoQ10 refers to unsolubilized ubiquinone in oil suspensions in soft gels and/or powder filled capsules/tablets
5Chopra, R.K., et al. (1998). Bioavailability of Coenzyme Q1O in Humans. Internal. J. Vit. Nutr, Res. 68, 109-113. Received for publication August 4, 1997.