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. CoQ10 actually feeds the heart.
This substance is also called ubiquinone or ubiquinol, and it is a powerful anti-oxident found in the cell membranes of virtually every cell in the body. It is highly concentrated in the heart.
CoQ10 feeds the heart because it is part of the body’s energy producing processes in the mitochondria.
CoQ10 plays a critical role in ATP formation. 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 in lowering CoQ10 are statin drugs.
Statin 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 should supplement with CoQ10, in order to address this side effect of statin therapy.
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.
Cholesterol is a healing substance. It shows up when there is a need to repair tissues in the body. It’s the innocent bystander that is present when injury occurs. Like the innocent bystander, it is not the cause of the problem – it is actually there to help.
The statin drugs reduce the cholesterol available to the brain and over time, brain function starts to decrease.
Have 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 who support of the legal pharmaceutical cartels, multibillion dollar businesses that are not going to go away any time soon.
Additionally, integrative doctors know that cholesterol is not the most important blood marker for health.
Far from it.
Blood glucose, fasting insulin and triglycerides are much more important than cholesterol!
To sum up, we are facing an epidemic of brain and neurological problems because the pharmaceutical industry has a strong hand in medical policy – pushing statins, creating deficiencies in important nutrients like CoQ10 and cholesterol and causing pain and suffering in individuals and families affected.
Symptoms of low CoQ10 include fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure and slower cognition. While these can be symptoms of many other problems, if you are on a statin and have these symptoms it may be because of a reduction of your body’s ability to make enough CoQ10.
CoQ10 supplementation can be used to treat cardiovascular disease like high blood pressure, neurological disease like dementia and Alzheimer’s and gum disease like periodontitis.
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!
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