Live in the Now – Your Natural Health Guide
Author: Joshua Corn
Millions of people suffer daily from a collection of vague symptoms that interfere with their enjoyment of life. These symptoms typically include low energy, cloudy thinking, muscle pain and joint discomfort. Oftentimes, a wild goose chase of doctors, pharmaceutical drugs and other therapies ensues. Unfortunately and perhaps even more frequently, many just chalk their “mystery” symptoms up to getting older and accept their state of suffering.
Well, if this sounds all too familiar, I’ve got news for you. The solution to your problems could be as simple as correcting a CoEnzyme Q10 deficiency. CoEnzyme Q10, or CoQ10 for short, is a cellular energy booster and powerful antioxidant and it is an essential part of your bodys energy-producing process. CoQ10 is found throughout your body, but is most highly concentrated in heart muscles because of the high energy demands there. CoQ10 deficiency affects many people over the age of 50 and can severely compromise heart function, a fact that many doctors unfortunately either do not understand or refuse to acknowledge.
CoQ10 Fuels Your Heart
When your heart has the high levels of CoQ10 it needs, it can function optimally. But when levels get low, your heart strains to do its job, and ultimately, your entire body suffers. Suboptimal heart function can result in the “mystery” symptoms such as fatigue, pain and decreased mental function that people often complain about as they get older, and for which doctors rarely have long-term solutions to offer.
Remember That Your Heart Is Your Engine
I like to think about it this way. Your heart works day in and day out to bring crucial oxygen and nutrients to literally every cell in your body, especially your brain cells. It is essentially the “engine” that is powering your entire body, and on average it needs to beat about 100,000 times a day to get its job done. That means it will beat billions of times over the course of your life. Sounds like a lot of work and strain on the heart muscles? It is, which is why taking care of your heart and keeping it strong is the key to a healthy heart and a long life.
Why Take Supplemental CoQ10?
Many experts agree that it’s critical to supplement with CoQ10 as you age. After the age of 30, natural levels of CoQ10 begin to diminish. By the age of 50, your CoQ10 levels may be too low to support optimal heart function. And by age 70, your levels can become so low they can actually accelerate aging. Aging aside, stress, illness or the use of certain medications such as statins may cause further loss of CoQ10.
In fact, statin drugs are the worst culprits in robbing the body of CoQ10. Unfortunately, few doctors warn their patients that by taking a statin, they are in fact slowly draining their heart of the very fuel it needs for optimal health. In my opinion, this should actually be considered malpractice. 1 in 3 Americans over 50 take a statin drug, which means that millions of hearts are being needlessly jeopardized on an ongoing basis.
The Benefits of CoQ10 Are Too Good to Ignore
Ive read hundreds of CoQ10 studies from around the world and I can tell you with confidence that CoQ10 is amazingly safe and well tolerated by the human body. There appears to be no toxicity associated with CoQ10, even at very high levels. A common dose is 100-200 mg per day, but many people safely take doses as high as 600 mg a day. Also, CoQ10 has virtually no side effects. It doesn’t make you jittery or upset your stomach, and it doesnt conflict with any other medications or supplements you may take.
Here’s just a short list of some of the things CoQ10 does for your body:
- Energizes your heart and keeps it pumping strong
- Boosts brain power and provides mental clarity
- Provides cellular energy and effectively combats fatigue
- Fights off harmful free radicals that accelerate aging
Im not alone in advocating CoQ10. Many of the world’s leading natural health experts consider CoQ10 to be a “must take” supplement, and over the last decade CoQ10 has risen from obscurity to one of the most popular dietary supplements in the U.S – despite the fact that American doctors generally offer little support when it comes to CoQ10.