Re: CoQ10 and statin side effects
Scientists from Japan would disagree with some of the comments about Coq10 being made here.
CoQ10 is essential to the production of energy in the mitochondria, the power plant of every cell in the human body.
The human body produces CoQ10 but starts to slow down it's production in one's late twenties to mid-thirties.
CoQ10 has been proven to be of significant value in alleviating the effects of the following: heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, aging, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and periodontal disease.
As the heart is the strongest muscle of our body and COq10 is required for it to stay that way, then as one ages, the intake of CoQ10 with statin drugs can prevent the depletion of what CoQ10 one is still able to produce and thereby help to minimize the risk of statin-inducted cardiac dysfunction, liver dysfunction, muscle weakness, cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.
Even if you just want to maintain a healthy heart, the intake of CoQ10 after the age of ones' late thirties is highly recommended. But, CoQ10 is not created equal. There are both natural and synthetic varieties of the ingredient. Natural CoQ10 (trans-isomer) is preferred because it is fermented from yeast and is identical to our body’s own CoQ10 and better assimilated.
Last edited by Lord_Taff; 11-25-2007 at 11:48 AM.