Friday, August 18, 2017

What is CoQ10 and Why Should I Take It?

Once you get to a certain point in your life, you may find yourself questioning what medications can either give you a better quality of life or even expand your life. Every body is different but it can be very helpful to know what your resources are when you find yourself needing medication for an illness or deficiency. In today's blog, Lime in the Coconut Compounding Pharmacy is going to tell you more about a natural antioxidant referred to as CoQ10, who should take it, and signs that could mean you have a CoQ10 deficiency.



What is CoQ10?

CoQ10 is a lipid profile antioxidant found in every cell of the body. It also is found in many foods, such as beef, sardines, and mackeral, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower.  It plays an important role in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate, a molecule that contains chemical energy that all cellular functions depend on. CoQ10 is an important part of cellular energy production. It has been known to extend cell life and even benefit high energy systems, mainly the cardiovascular, neurological and immune systems.


Who should take CoQ10?

After the age of 35 to 40 years, endogenous synthesis of CoQ10 begins to deline. Women that are over the age of 50 can have an 800 times increased risk of breast cancer if they are NOT on CoQ10. 

How do I know if I have a CoQ10 deficiency?

Animals and humans alike have both shown through studies that have decreased levels of CoQ10 can be associated with a wide variety of cardiovascular problems, including angina, arrhythmia, heart failure and high blood pressure. Deficiency also may be traced back to a number of reasons such as:


  • insufficient dietary intake of CoQ10
  • impairment in CoQ10 production
  • drug-induced CoQ10 depletion
  • gene mutations
  • oxidative stress

According to Efficiency, the Power of E, thirteen controlled studies conducted between 1990 and 2004 show that significant CoQ10 depletion was related back to the use of statin medications used to lower cholesterol levels. Problems with blood sugar regulation, oral health, and stomach ulcers have also been associated with CoQ10 deficiency. If you ever feel you may have one of these symptoms that might lead to CoQ10 deficiency, consult your health care physician. They can recommend how much CoQ10 you may need and get your prescription ready.


In Need of CoQ10?

We carry CoQ10 here at our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you have any further questions about CoQ10, who it's normally for, or what it can do for you, please don't hesitate to call the Lime in the Coconut. We are a team of healthcare professionals working together for YOUR wellness.


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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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