Kura Co Enzyme Q10
STRENGTH: 20 mg
Aids in the supporting of:
Coenzyme Q10 occurs naturally in the cells of all plants and animals, but dietary sources do not provide adequate therapeutic levels of this nutrient. Co-Q10 is an important fat-soluble antioxidant, which is uniquely able to protect the cells' energy producing machinery called the mitochondria` from free radical damage. Co-Q10 is an important, vitamin-like compound that is present throughout the body, and is necessary for the production of energy in all its cells. There are several other Co-Q10 compounds present in nature, but Co-Q10 is the only one present in humans.
The most important application for Co-Q10 is in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease and related disorders that involve the heart. Recent studies have suggested that Co-Q10 can reduce the frequency of angina episodes while strengthening the heart muscle; it can also increase the quality of life and survivability in those with congestive heart failure. Practitioners are now using Co-Q10 to treat many different types of pathologies ranging from AIDS to Parkinsons disease. Co-Q10 is even being used to treat breast cancer and support the health of those who are receiving chemotherapy. Co-Q10 has also been shown to be of potential benefit to diabetics because of its ability to enhance insulin production. Co-Q10 has also been used with favorable results to treat symptoms of muscular dystrophy and those with gum disease, both of which are linked to Co-Q10 deficiency. And although being over weight can be attributed to several systemic dysfunctions, obesity may also be linked to a deficiency of Co-Q10. Studies have suggested that supplementation can enhance weight loss, if used in conjunction with several other metabolic enhancing ingredients. In addition to the Sulfur bearing amino acids that are now available and are used therapeutically, it is important to note that Co-Q10 can also protect against the side effects of beta-blockers and anti-psychotics such as biguanides, clonidine, gemfibrozil, methyldopa, haloperidol and tetracyclic antidepressants.
To date, the medical literature has not reported any adverse effects specifically related to the use of this dietary supplement in adults, children or fetal development during pregnancy or to infants who are breast-fed. Overall there are no known toxicities associated with this dietary supplement.
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