CoQ10 — there’s nobody nowhere who won’t benefit somehow.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a component of the molecular apparatus responsible for energy production in cells. Without it, cells
would die within minutes.
Because CoQ10 plays so fundamental a role in biology, it is
good to have plenty of it available. A surplus of CoQ10 is beneficial
for many conditions, including aging. Low CoQ10 levels cause
muscle weakness and atrophy, heart and liver disease, and cancer,
among other things. Consequently, CoQ10 is widely prescribed in
Europe and Japan as an effective treatment for these conditions.
Low CoQ10 levels are linked to tumors and cancers, and
supplementation can deliver remissions in otherwise untreatable cases,
including lung, breast, and prostate cancer. When combined with
traditional chemotherapy and radiation, CoQ10 amplifies treatment
results while protecting the heart and liver from damage. It
minimizes or eliminates many side effects including nausea, vomiting,
CoQ10 levels are severely depleted by many medications,
including beta-blockers and statins. Advicor, Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor,
Mevacor, Pravachol, Zocor, and other statins inhibit CoQ10
production to the degree that patients can experience muscle pain
and wasting, heart disease, liver damage, kidney failure,
fatigue, and cancer.
Everyone should be taking CoQ10 supplements, because everyone is at risk for heart disease, liver disorders, and cancer, whether
or not they take statins. There is no downside to CoQ10 supplementation — it has no side-effects.
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) benefits many conditions and reduces aging (see
our CoQ10: Anti-Aging and Pro-Health and Idebenone: A Better Coenzyme
Q10 flyers); it is crucial, however, for those who have, or are at risk
for, heart disease and cancer, and mandatory for anyone taking statins
for cholesterol. (The FDA is considering mandatory warnings alerting
those taking statins that CoQ10 supplementation is required.) Low CoQ10
levels cause and aggravate muscle weakness and atrophy, heart and liver
disease, and cancer, among other conditions.
“Cardiovascular disease may be very
significantly caused by a deficiency of CoQ10.” So said Dr. Karl
Folkers, famed for, among numerous accomplishments, discovering vitamin
B-12’s structure, synthesizing Vitamin B-6, and discovering CoQ10’s
structure and synthesis. His statement isn’t surprising given the
heart’s ferocious appetite for energy. CoQ10 is widely prescribed in
Europe and Japan as an effective — and side-effect free — treatment for
irregular heartbeat, angina, congestive heart failure, and
cardiomyopathy. (Acetyl-L-carnitine and lipoic acid are related; our
flyers have details.) Beyond its role in cardiovascular function, CoQ10
is known to prevent or stop cancer.
Low CoQ10 levels are linked to tumors and
cancers, and supplementation can deliver remissions in otherwise
untreatable cases, including lung, breast, and prostate. When combined
with traditional chemotherapy and radiation, CoQ10 amplifies treatment
results while protecting the heart and liver from damage — often severe
enough to require transplants — and minimizing or eliminating many side
effects including nausea, vomiting, and hair-loss. CoQ10 levels are
severely reduced, to the point of serious illness, by many medications,
including heart-related drugs like beta-blockers and statins.
Statins — Advicor, Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor,
Mevacor, Pravachol, Zocor, etc. — inhibit CoQ10 production so severely
that side effects include muscle pain and wasting, heart disease, liver
damage, kidney failure, fatigue, and cancer. (Merck patented packaging
CoQ10 with statins, but has never sold the combination.) Baycol was
yanked from the market after it suppressed CoQ10 to the point of death,
and Crestor is considered to be equally unsafe. Numerous petitions
submitted by doctors to the FDA seeking mandatory statin warnings
contain statements like, “Statin-induced CoQ10 deficiency can be
completely reversed by supplemental CoQ10.”
CoQ10 supplementation should be required for
everyone, since we are all at risk for heart disease, liver disorders,
and cancer, even if we don’t take statins. Widely accepted as safe,
effective, and highly beneficial, CoQ10’s other name is ubiquinone,
from the Latin meaning “everywhere”; why aren’t you taking it?
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red yeast, Monascus purpureus, contains a family of
substances that inhibit an enzyme responsible for making cholesterol in the
body. In clinical studies, extracts of M. purpureus reduce
LDL cholesterol levels by about 31% and triglycerides by 34%. In animal
studies, a reduction in atherosclerotic plaques has also been shown.
Policosanol contains several long chain fatty alcohols, including
octacosanol, hexacosanol and triacontanol. Animal and in-vitro
research has shown that these compounds may support the cardiovascular
system and inhibit lipid peroxidation as well as support macrophage