I’m so excited to share with you a naturally-producing antioxidant that is in your body currently, that you can tap into and invigorate to support your heart health. CoQ10, the elixir of life is an amazing, powerful antioxidant and mitochondrial enhancer that your body naturally produces. Now, one of the things that happens, by the age of 30, 35 we start to see our CoQ10 levels naturally start to decline. And with the use of a lot of medications – a lot of times our statin drugs, our blood pressure medicine, our blood sugar medication, and even our anti-anxiety pills for depression, these can also influence and decrease our CoQ10 levels.
So, if you’re over the age of 30 and maybe you’re taking one or more medications, investing in supplemental CoQ10 is going to greatly enhance your heart health.
CoQ10 & Heart Disease
Now, Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10, that is a compound, an enzyme, that was discovered by the Japanese in the 1970s, and they continue their research even to today. Remarkably, the Japanese use CoQ10 to combat and even reverse assortments of heart disease or heart health conditions. And we see that utilized here in the States very gently, so I want to share with you some other benefits of incorporating CoQ10 into your life, because this is one amazing powerhouse energizer and supportive to your overall wellness, and will support your heart health.
Heart disease, often when we’re testing individuals with their Coenzyme Q10 levels, they have subpar, sub-optimal levels of CoQ10. And we often see CoQ10, the particle, the enzyme existing in the cells of our heart and the cells of our gum tissue. For patients that maybe have heart disease or patients who have gum disease, it’s indicative that they have CoQ10 that has decreased a bit. It might be something for you to invest in, checking your CoQ10 levels. But this elixir of life is amazing. It provides our mitochondria, the heart of our cells, it provides this rejuvenation where it powers up the energy output of our cells. It actually is what we call a free radical scavenger. It minimizes oxidative stress on our bodies, but particularly our cells.
CoQ10 Supports Heart & Gum Tissue
When our cells are influenced by stress, environmental toxins, bad food choices, medications, and internal biochemistry imbalances, we find that oxidative stress shrinks and reduces the vitality of our cells. And the elixir of life, CoQ10, can revitalize our cells, supporting the mitochondria, the energy source, heart of our cells. That will improve fatigue, it will help support mental acuity. We will see enhances in performance, physical performance. And this is all highly documented, highly researched, where we see, in its relation to heart health, we notice that an increase in CoQ10 can actually support supple heart tissue.
And I can speak specifically to my clinical experience with CoQ10. I’ve put a ton of my patients who’ve either had heart damage, surgeries, they’ve had blockages, or even dysfunction between the left and right side of the heart, when I put them on very therapeutic doses of CoQ10, within three to six months, when we re-scan their heart, they have massive improvements in the actual tissue strength and the vitality of their heart tissue.
We see the same thing with a lot of my patients that have gingivitis or any type of gum disease, periodontal disease. CoQ10 can really help support the gum tissue.
CoQ10 Helps Reduce LDL Levels and Free Radical Damage
And this is something that’s also lesser-known about CoQ10, but when you consume CoQ10 and you really support and optimize your levels, it will actually help your body reduce the LDL levels, particularly because it’s reducing free radical damage. Free radicals and free radical damage to the oxidation of our cells is the number-one leading cause for our body to produce LDL. LDL is basically a Band-Aid that your liver calls up when there’s free radical damage inside the vessels, your heart vessels, your vascular channel.
It can be in a microvessel, it can be in our arteries, and that can cause the body to call up LDL as a Band-Aid and then HDL is the source that removes that Band-Aid. If you think about cholesterol in a different format, the LDL is simply a response to free radical damage and oxidative stress. The way to combat free radical damage and oxidative stress is to introduce CoQ10, more of it, into your diet and more of it into your body.
Ways to Enhance Your CoQ10
I’m going to share some ways for you to enhance your CoQ10. You can take supplemental CoQ10. That is very powerful as a resource. There are newer, more potent forms of CoQ10 on the market, and those are easily able to be found by a quick research.
But importantly, eating meat, fish, and nuts are three powerful resources where you can daily consume CoQ10, to help power up your CoQ10 levels. And another thing, if you are trying to manage or balance your blood pressure levels, particularly for those who have high levels, there have been extensive research studies that show CoQ10 supplementation, in a therapeutic dose, so high levels of CoQ10, can actually decrease the blood pressure levels.
Now, I do want to give a little warning here, because things have to come with a warning.
CoQ10 can cause blood thinning. If you’re taking Warfarin or another blood thinner, or maybe you’re consuming turmeric or ginger, you might want to space out that dosage. And definitely, if you are taking Warfarin, talk to your clinician before you start supplementing with CoQ10.
But if you want to make a drastic change in the state of your heart tissue and support your body and really power up your cells from a systemic focus, then adding a Coenzyme Q10 to your daily regimen would be something I recommend. Not just surrounding heart health, but overall supporting your cells. It’s one of the best anti-aging supportive supplements on the market. And again, eating meat and fish and nuts are also ways for you to increase your CoQ10 levels.