Vi­tal source of en­ergy

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car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases, nerve dam­age, meta­bolic syn­drome, hy­per­c­holes­tero­laemia and di­a­betes.

Ac­cord­ing to a study pub­lished in the Och­sner Jour­nal in 2010, heart tis­sue with a lower CoQ10 level is as­so­ci­ated with re­duced mus­cle con­trac­tion.

Be­sides that, peo­ple tak­ing statin drugs (choles­terol-low­er­ing med­i­ca­tions such as lo­vas­tatin, sim­vas­tatin and ator­vas­tatin) of­ten com­plain of tired­ness, mus­cle weak­ness and pain. These are not un­com­mon as statin drugs will de­plete the CoQ10 level in the body.

Since CoQ10 and choles­terol pro­duc­tion in the body share the same biosyn­thetic path­way, choles­terol and CoQ10 pro­duc­tion are both in­hib­ited by statin drugs.

Ac­cord­ing to The Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Car­di­ol­ogy, statin drugs have been shown to cause a drop in CoQ10 level within as short as two weeks’ ex­po­sure to statin.

In a study pub­lished in the OCL jour­nal in 2011, sup­ple­men­ta­tion of CoQ10 among statin drug users showed re­duc­tion in pain sever­ity and pain’s in­ter­fer­ence with daily ac­tiv­i­ties by 40% and 38% re­spec­tively.

Our daily diet pro­vides an av­er­age of 3mg to 5mg of CoQ10, which is min­i­mal un­less we con­sume a large amount of CoQ10-rich foods such as meat and poul­try.

CoQ10 serves as the main an­tiox­i­dant in in­hibit­ing lipid per­ox­i­da­tion by neu­tral­is­ing free rad­i­cals, mak­ing it im­por­tant in pre­vent­ing ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis, which can lead to stoke or heart dis­eases.

CoQ10 plays an im­por­tant role in our or­gans’ func­tions and pro­vides var­i­ous health ben­e­fits, es­pe­cially to the heart.

If you are tak­ing choles­terol­low­er­ing med­i­ca­tions and ex­pe­ri­ence fre­quent mus­cle pain or tired­ness, CoQ10 may help re­duce these side ef­fects and im­prove your qual­ity of life.

This ar­ti­cle is brought to you by BiO-LiFE Mar­ket­ing Sdn Bhd.

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