Did you ever think about what drives you heart to beat over 100,00 times a day? How does it work so hard without ever stopping? The heart is fueled by Coenzyme Q10. This substance is also called ubiquinone as it is a powerful antioxident found in the cell membranes of virtually every cell in the body. It is also highly concentrated in the heart.
This substance is part of the body’s energy producing processes in the mitochondria, playing a critical role in ATP formation and it is also a potent antioxidant that protects against DNA damage.
Anti-aging experts report that after the age of 30, naturally produced levels of CoQ10 in the body begin to diminish. After the age of 50 the levels may be too low to support optimal heart function. By the age of 70, levels are so low they contribute to accelerated aging.
Further losses are caused by stress, illness and certain medications. The most implicated medications are statin drugs. These drugs inhibit the synthesis of mevalonate, the building block of both cholesterol and CoQ10.
Sadly, out of the millions of Americans give statin drugs, very few are informed by the prescribing doctors that they will need to supplement with CoQ10. It is NOT recommended by the reknown Mayo Clinic to supplement with CoQ10. Over time, these patients are actually doing their heart more harm than the highly questionable good supposedly accomplished by the stain drugs.
People have been brain washed about the need to reduce cholesterol to protect the heart, when, in fact, most cholesterol is protective of many tissues in the body, such as cell membranes, muscle tissue including the heart, gum tissue and most importantly the brain.
The statin drugs reduce the cholesterol available to the brain and over time brain function starts to decrease. How you ever questioned why Alzheimer’s and Dementia are in epidemic proportions in the last 20 years?
Millions of American are needlessly put on statins. People should be told to eat the correct good fats and not polyunsaturated fatty acids which drive oxidative damage. However these poor quality fats are recommended by the USDA and the FDA in support of the legal pharmaceutical cartels, multibillion dollar businesses that are not going to go away any time soon.
Traditional cultures eating their appropriate natural diets did not need CoQ10 supplements. They received this important substance from food. In the list of foods that supply significant amounts of CoQ10, not surprisingly, the heart is the organ that supplies the highest levels.
The Weston Price Foundation teaches that the organ meats should be consumed on a regular basis for this very reason. Have you had any heart lately? Leave a comment and let me know!