Did you know that your body’s natural Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) level drops as you age? This is a result of the decreased production and intestinal absorption of CoQ10. By 50, your CoQ10 level may be too low to support optimal health. 


So what exactly is CoQ10? CoQ10 is essential to the survival of the mitochondria (powerhouses of cells). Without CoQ10, the energy generated for trillions of cells will decline, leading to dysfunction and onset of diseases.


Studies have associated multiple health conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, brain disorders and cancer) with low CoQ10 level. As such, it is imperative that you have adequate amount of CoQ10. Here we will share 5 amazing health benefits of CoQ10.


Health Benefit #1: Reduce Fatigue



CoQ10 is required in the synthesis of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the primary coenzyme used for generating energy. Hence, supplementing with additional CoQ10 helps enhance the overall energy production in your body. This is demonstrated in studies where CoQ10 supplementation decreased tiredness in individuals with multiple sclerosis.



Health Benefit #2: Aid Treatment of Heart Failure



A study involving 420 patients with heart failure showed that a 2-year treatment with CoQ10 reduced their symptoms and risk of death from heart problems. This is further supported by a study with over 600 subjects, which observed lesser cases of worsening heart failure and serious complications in CoQ10 group.


CoQ10 can aid the treatment of heart failure by optimising energy production, decreasing oxidative damage and enhancing heart function.



Health Benefit #3: Prevent Migraine



Abnormal mitochondrial function has been linked to depleted energy in brain cells and migraines. CoQ10 (resides in the cell mitochondria) assists in the prevention and treatment of migraine by improving mitochondrial function and lowering the inflammation that take place during migraines.

This is proven in research, where CoQ10 supplementation lowered the frequency of migraine by approximately 30% in adults (usually takes up to 3 months to observe the results).



Health Benefit #4: Improve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia



Both mitochondrial dysfunction and CoQ10 deficiency can cause fibromyalgia, a condition marked by musculoskeletal pain, on top of other symptoms like fatigue, sleep and memory problems. Restoring CoQ10 levels can help alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Based on a randomised, double-blind trial, a 40-day CoQ10 supplementation (300 mg/day) decreased pain, fatigue, and morning tiredness in patients with fibromyalgia.




Health Benefit #5: Ease Statin-Induced Myopathy



Statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) inhibit the synthesis of CoQ10, decreasing the CoQ10 levels in the serum and muscle tissues, and contribute to statin-induced myopathy.


Are you on statins? The good news is CoQ10 supplementation has been shown to improve muscle pain, weakness, cramp and tiredness associated with statins (according to 12 randomized controlled trials involving 575 patients).



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