ANTIAGING PRODUCTS: COENZYME Q-10
Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10 or ubiquinone)
plays a crucial role in producing energy in cells and
as a powerful antioxidant
has been shown to prevent and treat heart
Parkinson’s disease, and many other disorders.
Included in our section as an Antioxidant, Coenzyme
Q-10 (CoQ-10) is becoming one of the most popular dietary
supplements today. A vitamin-like compound, it promises
to help treat, or even prevent,
heart disease, hypertension,
AIDS, asthma, Parkinson’s
and Huntington’s disease, certain cancers,
disease, gum disease, chronic fatigue syndrome,
migraines, and allergies.
Its antiaging enhancing qualities include: improvement
in memory, immunity and energy and enhanced exercise
CoQ-10 levels decline with age and as a result of
disease, and asthma. This may be due to some drugs,
including certain cholesterol-lowering statins, beta-blockers,
and antidepressants, reducing CoQ-10 levels in the body.
CoQ10 should be taken with Vitamin-E, and since it
is fat soluable, it is better absorbed if taken with
fat containing food.
Studies on the benefits of CoQ-10 are continuing with
NOTE: CoQ-10 supplements may interact with medications,
including some anti-clotting drugs and diabetes drugs.