COENZYME Q10: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like substance found in all body cells. Product CoQ10 body that is used to produce the energy the body needs for growth and maintains healthy cells.
It also functions as an antioxidant that protects the body against the damage caused by harmful molecules. CoQ10 is found naturally in small quantities in a wide variety of foods, but it is also in the form of dietary supplement.
The benefits of coenzyme Q10 on health:
Many people use coenzyme Q-10 for the treatment of heart disease and blood vessels such as heart failure congestive, chest pain ( angina pectoris), the high blood pressure and heart problems associated with certain drugs against cancer. It is also used for diabetes , breast cancer, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy syndrome, fatigue, chronic (SFC) and Lyme disease.
Some people believe that the coenzyme Q-10 is as effective against hair loss related to the medication helping to slow blood clotting.
Coenzyme Q10 in nutrition:
Coenzyme Q10 is a substance which is produced naturally by the body. It is also found today in dietary supplements and in foods such as broccoli , the apple earth or peanuts.
note that aging, alcohol and tobacco use or the practice of sport too intense can cause a deficiency of CoQ10 in the body, it will be necessary to ensure contributions if you are in one of these cases.
Dosage of CoQ10:
Taking a supplement Coenzyme Q10 is highly variable due to the result of supplementation, we take for example a daily dose of 100mg for muscular dystrophy or heart problems, then we can go up to more than 2000mg for people with Parkinson's disease. It is important to consult a health care professional and to avoid self-medication due to the risk of overdose.
note that taking three doses spread over the day will prevent any adverse impact. So avoid taking the daily dose at once.
Why Use Coenzyme Q10:
CoQ10 is mainly recommended in cases of deficiency Q-10, for treating heart failure and reduce the risk of further heart problems in people who have had a recent heart attack or treat Huntington's disease.
Side Effects and Warnings against the co-enzyme Q10:
CoQ10 is generally very few side effects, but can still cause nausea, loss of appetite , upset stomach or diarrhea for the few who do not respond well to supplements. Allergies are very rare but are possible, it will be necessary to consult a doctor promptly if symptoms (redness, swelling, difficulty breathing, skin rashes etc.)
CoQ10, coenzyme virtues miles
Coenzyme Q10, also called CoQ10, is a small molecule that makes a lot of noise. In fact, recent studies suggest that a deficiency of this substance is associated with various health problems such as headaches, chronic pain, certain heart diseases, and possibly cancer.
Drs Lemay and Pepin strive to keep abreast of research being done in the field of nutrition and wish to know the enormous benefits of this tiny coenzyme.
What is CoQ10?
Family coenzymes that are naturally produced by the body, CoQ10 helps enzymes and facilitates the essential internal chemical reactions.
Cells use CoQ10 to produce the energy needed for growth and maintenance. As an antioxidant, CoQ10 helps neutralize harmful chemicals in the body: free radicals .
Free radicals damage many important cellular molecules such as DNA. The destructive effect of these free radicals play an important role in the prevention of cancer and the formation . Their destruction is essential to the maintenance of homeostasis of the body.
Where do we find the CoQ10?
CoQ10 is present everywhere inside the body. The heart, liver, kidney and pancreas contain large amounts.
The concentration of CoQ10 may decrease over time and it can also be destroyed by several drugs . People with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, cancer and HIV / AIDS may therefore have much lower levels of CoQ10.
Value of Antioxidants
Everyone now recognizes the importance of nutrition. A balanced diet low in fat and high in fiber is essential to prevent the disease. Antioxidants, including CoQ10, also play an important role in a healthy diet because they protect the cell against the onslaught and free radical damage membranes.
CoQ10 is found in many foods such as mackerel, salmon, sardines, lean beef, soybeans, peanuts and spinach. Fruits and vegetables also contain a lot.
Several supplements contain large amounts of CoQ10. However, before embarking on the use of antioxidant supplements, please consult a health care professional who will guide you in the use of natural compounds. In fact, CoQ10 supplements may not be suitable for everyone as they can, for example, interact with certain medications, such as anticoagulants.
Studies show that antioxidant supplements (vitamin A, C, E, selenium, CoQ10 and folic acid) greatly reduces the risk of chronic diseases . Here are some discoveries made to date:
- High intake of folic acid can reduce the risk of breast cancer significantly (Obstet Gynecol 2004; 16: 19-25).
- In large amounts, selenium can slow the progression of prostate cancer (J Natl Cancer Inst 2004 96: 645-647).
- The results of various studies suggest that individuals with low levels of vitamin E in plasma are more likely to have dementia in later years (Eur J Clin Nutr 2003 57: 1555-1561).
- A high intake of antioxidants, especially vitamin C, may reduce the risk of damage to the cartilage and disease progression in people with osteoarthritis (Arthritis Rhewn 1996, 39: 648-656).
Chiropractors know that to preserve the health and well-being, it is essential to discover the root cause of all evils.
This approach is based on the detection of vertebral subluxations, these dysfunctional areas in the spine where there is restriction of mobility. Chiropractors use an effective technique and pain, chiropractic adjustment to correct these vertebral subluxations.
Studies show that vertebral subluxations are associated with a myriad of health problems: headaches, back pain, neck pain, ear infections, etc.
The chiropractic approach also advocates various natural strategies to prevent pain and disease. At the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, held in San Francisco, it was formally announced that CoQ10 can prevent migraines.
A three-month study was conducted on 42 patients with an average of 4.4 migraine attacks per month. The subjects were divided into two groups: one group received CoQ10 and the other received a placebo. Approximately 48% of subjects who took supplements of CoQ10 have seen the number of attacks decrease, while only 14% of control subjects had similar results . Subjects treated with CoQ10 have also experienced fewer days of headache and nausea.
Lack of cellular energy in the brain could cause a migraine, according to study author Peter S. Sandor, MD CoQ10 may have a stimulating effect on these cells and thus help prevent migraine (American Academy ofNeurology 2004) .
As part of another study, researchers at the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia) found also that CoQ10 can prevent migraines. During the three-month study, 31 subjects with a history of migraine received 150 mg of CoQ10 daily. After a month, the participants - on average - have reported a 13.1% decrease in the frequency of migraines compared to baseline. This figure increased to 55.3% after three months.
The researchers called the "statistically significant" results and did not notice any side effects associated with CoQ10. The authors of this study concluded that CoQ10 is a good way to prevent headaches (Cephalalgia 2002; 22: 137-141).
Many studies associate a low concentration of CoQ10 to heart problems . As part of a long-term study conducted in Italy, researchers studied the effect of CoQ10 in patients with heart failure.
During the year, 641 volunteers were divided into two groups. And 322 patients received placebo, 319 patients received 2 mg of CoQ10 daily. A total of 118 patients in the control group were hospitalized for heart failure. In comparison, only 73 subjects in the cohort treated with CoQ10 have been hospitalized. Compared to placebo, the pa¬tients treated CoQ10 also had far fewer episodes of pulmonary edema or cardiac asthma - two major complications that often affect patients with congestive heart failure (infarction) ( Clin Investig 1993; 71: S134-136).
Another study conducted at the University Hospital of Copenhagen (Denmark) found that CoQ10 levels were significantly lower in patients with myocardial infarction compared to patients without disease. CoQ10 deficiency become more pronounced as the symptoms intensify. The results suggest that CoQ10 is an important discovery in the treatment of heart failure (Int J Tissue React 1990; 12: 155-162).
CoQ10 supplements may also provide benefits to people with asthma , according to researchers who found reduced levels of CoQ10 in patients suffering from bronchial disorders.
The study included 56 people with asthma (15 men and 41 women), aged 19-72 years, and had a control group consisting of 25 healthy volunteers (16 men and 9 women) aged 25-50 years. Compared with control subjects, people with asthma had significantly lower concentrations of CoQ10 and vitamin E (Allergy 2002 57: 811-814).
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disease that affects nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. Symptoms charac-teristics are difficulty walking and problems with coordination.
Results of preliminary research shows that CoQ10 may slow the decline in patients who are in the early stages of the disease, and it is thought that it could even prevent disease .
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