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Research States CoQ10 Supports Heart Function
Posted by Kevin Garcia on
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that is naturally produced by the human body to counteract free radicals. CoQ10 is lipid soluble and provides antioxidant activity in cell membranes, including mitochondrial membranes. It is also essential for mitochondrial respiration, which generates energy for cells. The heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas have the highest concentrations of CoQ10, which decreases with age and can be depleted by illness. Studies in the early 2000s suggested that statin medications reduce CoQ10 levels in the body, which may cause adverse effects associated with statin use. Consequently, CoQ10 supplementation has been recommended for patients...
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