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Monday, March 22, 2010

Coenzyme Q10 ~ A Miracle Nutrient

You May Benefit from CoQ10 supplementation if:

* You are over 40
* You are on statins to reduce cholesterol
* You are experiencing difficulty with memory, mood, and clear thinking "Brain Frog"
* You have diabetes
* You have high blood pressure
* You suffer from congestive heart failure
* You avoid red meat
* You are Vegan
* You are and endurance exerciser
* You are under stress
* You are exposed to pollutants or cigarette smoke
* Your immune system is stressed or comprised

I don't know about you, but I see at least 4 subjects on this list that tells me that I need CoQ10 Supplementation... that seems like a big deal!

The powerful health benefits of CoQ10 have been widely recognized. Initially, in controlled trials of heart patients in Japan, positive effects on cardiac output and hypertension were noted. Subsequently hundreds of other scientific papers published in the United States and around the world expanded the recognized benefits of CoQ10 to include is antioxidant role, preventing damage to cell membranes by reactive chemicals called free radicals, which are formed naturally as a result of the body's normal activity and free radicals are also found in the environment in the form of every day pollutants such as exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke. Countering the effects of aging and stress on tissues with high energy requirements such as the heart, brain, kidney, and immune system is another key function to CoQ10.

Reported beneficial effects of CoQ10 extend to include cancer, asthma, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue, atherosclerosis, and many other degenerative conditions.

Foods such as meat, broccoli and spinach as well as soy beans and palm oils are sources of dietary CoQ10. CoQ10 is found in many foods, but at very low concentrations. It would be extremely difficult to acquire a reasonable dose of CoQ10 strictly through the typical diet. One would have to consume approximately three pounds of sardines or 15 pounds of broccoli a day to provide the minimal suggested supplementation levels... No thank you!! ;)

CoQ10 is produced by the following chemical process known as the mevalonate pathway, a synthesis pathway also shared by cholesterol. Widely used statin drugs like Lipitor, Crestor, Simvastatin, Prevacol and others block both the production of cholesterol, a very positive benefit, but also block the production of CoQ10 precursors. As a consequence, over time, the body's reserve of CoQ10 may become depleted and a person taking statins may experience muscle aches, fatigue, and "brain fog." With aging the body's ability to produce CoQ10 decreases and many conditions increase the body's requirements for CoQ10.

I used to work in a pharmacy as a pharmacy technician and have always seen CoQ10 but had never known the benefits or the reason behind taking it. I am greatful to be learning about it now... as a Vegan, an endurance exerciser, a person who is exposed to pollutants and daily stress (who isn't!) is in need of a great CoQ10 supplement!

So where do you shop for this CoQ10? With over a hundred different brands to chose from and teens behind the GNC counters who don't know anything about the supplement itself, how do you find a great CoQ10 supplementation?

And here is WHY... Genewize LifeMap Me nutritional supplements and LifeMap "ME" repair serum are individually custom formulated with the form of CoQ10 that best matches YOUR personal genetic makeup. Because each of us is unique from the outside or the inside, Genewize provides the right CoQ10 for YOU!!

Now that is the way to go!!! Customization! Why settle for less? DON'T!

Cheers to GREAT Health!!