CoQ10 Fuels Your Heart!
What is CoQ10 and How Can it Help You?
by Joshua Corn, Editor-in-Chief of the Live In The Now newsletter
Remember That Your Heart Is Your Engine
I like to think about it this way. Your heart works day in and day out to bring crucial oxygen and nutrients to literally every cell in your body, especially your brain cells. It is essentially the “engine” that is powering your entire body, and on average it needs to pump about 100,000 times a day to get its job done. That means it will pump billions of times over the course of your life. Sounds like a lot of work and strain on the heart muscles? It is, which is why taking care of your heart and keeping it strong is the key to a healthy heart and a long life.
What Fuels Your Heart?
Your heart is fueled by something called CoEnzyme Q10. You may have heard of CoQ10 before, but it’s important to understand why this nutrient is so critical to your body function. CoQ10 is a cellular energy booster and powerful antioxidant and it is an essential part of your body’s energy-producing process. CoQ10 is found throughout your body, but is most highly concentrated in heart muscles because of high energy demands there.
When your heart has the high levels of CoQ10 it needs, it works like a charm. But when levels get low, your heart strains to do its job, and ultimately your entire body suffers. Suboptimal heart function can result in “mystery” illnesses such as fatigue, muscle discomfort and decreases in mental functions, just to name a few.
Why Take Supplemental CoQ10?
According to leading experts who are on the cutting edge of natural health, it’s critical to supplement with CoQ10 as you age. After the age of 30, natural levels of CoQ10 begin to diminish. By the age of 50, your CoQ10 levels may be too low to support optimal heart function. By age 70, your levels can become so low they can actually accelerate aging. Your age aside, further loss of CoQ10 is caused by stress, illness or the use of certain medications such as statins.
In fact, the WORST culprit is statins. It is now estimated that 1 in 3 adults over 50 take a statin. Meanwhile, few physicians warn their patients that by taking a statin to “help” their heart, they are in fact slowly draining their heart of the very fuel it needs for optimal health. In my opinion this is a shame, since so many people’s heart health is being needlessly jeopardized at the hands of their own health care practitioners.
The Benefits of CoQ10 Are Too Good To Ignore
I’ve read literally hundreds of CoQ10 studies from around the world. I can tell you first hand that CoQ10 is amazingly safe and well tolerated by the human body. There appears to be no toxicity, even at super high levels. Also, it has virtually no side effects. It doesn’t make you jittery or upset your stomach. It doesn’t conflict with any other medications or supplements you may take.
What it does do is nothing short of fantastic in my opinion:
- Energizes your heart and keeps it pumping strong
- Boost brain power and provides mental clarity
- Provides cellular energy and effectively combats fatigue
- Fights off harmful f-r-e-e radicals that accumulate in your body