CoQSol 100mg (90-Day Supply)
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CoQSol 100mg
(90-Day Supply)

#90 Soft Gelatin Caps (90-Day Supply)

Price: $75.15
Product ID : CBCOQ
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Description

CoQ10 is much more than an antioxidant1. It is more importantly a cofactor (catalyst) for energy production in our cells1. The human body needs energy to perform. Energy is supplied to our cells by metabolizing glucose (sugar) and fat into ATP, our ultimate fuel. This production of ATP from glucose and fat is performed in cell structures called mitochondria. Mitochondria can be considered the power plants of our cells. CoQ10 is a critical link in the chain of reactions used by our mitochondria to produce ATP1. This is particularly important for muscle cells in both skeletal and cardiac muscle2. The body’s production of ATP is reduced in two situations: aging3 and the use of the cholesterol medications called statins4.

At the Leonardi Institute we regularly measure CoQ10 levels in our patients. We often find levels at the very bottom of the normal range in people over 40 years old who are not even using statin medications. As for published studies, researchers from the Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy found an average 40% reduction in CoQ10 levels from even modest doses of statins in both healthy volunteers and patients with high cholesterol5. And investigators at the Baker Medical Research Institute in Australia found a whopping reduction of CoQ10 levels in heart muscle of over 70% due to aging alone6. The combination of age and statin use clearly entails great risk if CoQ10 is not supplemented.


Recommended Dose

By following CoQ10 levels in our patients at the Leonardi Institute, we can be assured that they maintain adequate CoQ10 levels through appropriate supplementation whether or not they are taking a statin. While we adjust dosage based on blood levels, we can provide you a ball park dose recommendation of 100mg per day for those not on statins and 200mg for those taking statins. If you’re over 60 and take a statin, 300mg per day is good insurance. This assumes you’re using a highly absorbed gel cap formulation such as Cycle-Breakers®.


What is the consequence of low CoQ10 levels?

What we may not notice is the reduced antioxidant protection and increased cellular stress from free radical damage. Free radical damage is a major source of aging. Remember, in practical terms, aging is synonymous with the development of degenerative disease: coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and the neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Equally important, though, is the effect of low CoQ10 that we do notice, although we may not think to attribute it to low CoQ10 at all. That is the reduced muscle strength and performance in both skeletal and cardiac muscle. If muscle cells are compromised in their ability to produce energy, they won’t notify us with an email or text message. Instead, they just won’t perform up to their innate ability, resulting in reduced strength, lean mass and aerobic performance - symptoms synonymous with aging.


References:
1 Mol Biotechnol. 2007 Sep;37(1):31-7
2 Biofactors 1999;9(2-4):291-9
3 Mech Ageing Dev. 2010 Apr;131(4):225-35. Epub 2010 Mar 1
4 Ochsner J. 2010 Spring;10(1):16-21
5 J Clin Pharmacol. 1993 Mar;33(3):226-9
6 Biofactors 1999;9(2-4):291-9

Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings per Container: 90
Ingredients:
CoQsol (CoEnzyme Q10) (100mg)
Other (inactive) Ingredients:  Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Gelatin, Rice Bran Oil, Purified Water, Beta Carotine.
Recommended Dose: One capsule every day with a meal if not taking a statin and one capsule twice a day with meals if taking a statin, or as directed by your practitioner.

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