Super Q’s Boon to Immune
CoQ10 is a highly regarded immune system booster, which explains its positive effects on AIDS and cancer patients, and may also account for part of its cardiovascular benefits. Increasingly experts cite inflammation, an immune system function that can go out of control, as a major contributor to cardiovascular disease. Gordon says that inflammation’s impact on cardiovascular disease is “so dramatic that you can take somebody who thinks they need bypass surgery, and aggressively treat the inflammation, the pain goes away and the patient is suddenly no longer an emergency candidate for surgery.”
“Much of inflammation is really related to things like infections,” he continues. “As CoQ10 increases the body’s immune system functioning, it lowers the total body burden of pathogens, which are directly related to when you have your final heart attack.” CoQ10 boosts the immune system to better neutralize inflammatory pathogens, thereby fighting cardiovascular disease from another angle.
Super Q Kryptonite
“There is reasonable evidence at this time to consider CoQ10 as an adjunct to standard therapy in heart patients,” says Bhagavan. In fact, Japanese doctors have been prescribing Super Q for people with heart problems as part of standard cardiac care since 1974. Actually, CoQ10 would be a sensible complement to the popular cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, which significantly deplete CoQ10 levels. This depletion is so serious that some experts question whether statin drugs’ benefits outweigh the CoQ10 depletion risks.
The simple solution would be to include CoQ10 in statin drug formulations. But combining CoQ10 with statin drugs creates a political snafu that is difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile. “The pharmaceutical companies hate to give any credibility at all to what we call ‘nutritional cardio-logy,’” Gordon opines. “If they put CoQ10 in [statin drugs], then they are admitting that they haven’t included it for so many years. They are in a no-win position.”
Though our bodies synthesize CoQ10, it may not be enough—especially since CoQ10 levels decline with age. To get CoQ10 from diet alone, you’d need some superhero stomach powers, as the best CoQ10 source is organ meats (yuck!). CoQ10 supplementation is the answer. A daily dosage of 100 to 200 mg is a standard regimen, depending on considerations such as personal or family heart disease history, but greater dosages pose no risk. When purchasing CoQ10, seek natural, not synthetic, products.
Super Q is always ready to valiantly fight for your health. With its diverse health benefits—including its crucial role in cardiovascular well-being—CoQ10 has become a true nutrient superhero.
This series of articles was courtesy of Energy Times magazine.
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Super Q’s Boon to Immune