A nutrient that’s good for your heart

A big player when it comes to cardiovascular support is the molecule coenzyme-Q10. CoQ10 is a vital component of our body’s cellular energy production. It is used as fuel by the mitochondria (energy powerhouse) in every cell of the body, with higher concentrations needed in the kidneys, liver, and heart. Our heart uses more energy than any other tissue, and therefore requires more CoQ10 to keep it operating efficiently.

The good news is that CoQ10 is produced naturally by our bodies. But the bad news is that as we age we produce less, and medication usage, specifically ‘statins’, create a deficiency. Deficiency symptoms include overall muscle weakness, joint aches, fatigue, and chest pain.

We can replenish our levels by adding a CoQ10 supplement. I recommend it for all patients, because the benefits of CoQ10 stretch beyond cardiovascular. It can be beneficial for improving exercise performance, minimize symptoms of fibromyalgia and Parkinson’s Disease, and the prevention of migraine headaches. Recommended dose range is 100-600 mg daily.

Brandi Grimmer
LPhT, CNC
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