Zentraveler on the merits of CoQ10 for a healthy heart!

Think about it— would you run your engine over a million miles without changing oil? Unfortunately we are not much different than an engine. It is possible to have an engine with one million miles and is as clean and smooth as when it was put in your automobile; however every engine gets sludge unless you use the correct oil and additives.

By now we are sick of hearing about cholesterol, but what if we could run an additive through our bloodstreams that would strengthen the heart muscles and help with the plaque and sticky-like sludge blood that some of us are carrying around. That would be a good thing!

Enter Coq10 which was made popular in Japan. It used to be a prescription drug in Japan and then finally got recognized for its health benefits as a nutritional supplement. The Japanese known for their longevity use a lot of CoQ10 as part of their daily health regiment. “The widespread use of CoQ10 by physicians in Japan steadily increased to such a high level that by 1982, CoQ10 became one of the most widely used products by the entire Japanese Pharmaceutical industry.”—–livingwellnaturally

Coenzyme Q10 is a substance that can be found in every cell of the body, where it is used to produce the large amounts of energy needed for healthy cell growth, repair after damage, and maintenance. CoQ10 also functions as a powerful antioxidant, which protects the cells and the entire body from damage caused by harmful molecules.

Not only does it help keep the cells of the body healthy and in good condition, CoQ10 helps to keep the entire body functioning by helping to supply necessary energy to hard working organs. CoQ10 functions as a sort of catalyst, jump starting energy production within cells. The body then uses the generated energy for a host of vital processes, including smooth and striated muscle contraction and digestion.

Scientists have also discovered that CoQ10 is found in especially high concentrations in organs that require a lot of energy, such as the heart. Without CoQ10, energy production and therefore organ function would screech to a halt.

“Researchers first discovered and named Coenzyme Q10 in 1957 while they were examining how the cell produces energy. Almost fifty years later, scientists are still finding new and better uses for the important substance, and have begun to discover evidence that treating patients with CoQ10 supplements may actually assist in the prevention and treatment of such devastating illnesses as heart disease and cancer.

CoQ10 can help prevent heart disease by first using its antioxidant power to prevent cholesterol from being attacked by free radicals in the body, freeing up precious reserves of vitamin E for other uses by the body. In this way, the coenzyme has also been found to work in conjunction with vitamin E to prevent the damage to arteries caused by cholesterol that leads to heart disease.

Also, because of its original purpose of generating energy for the heart, some researchers are beginning to believe that CoQ10 can be used as a drug to boost failing organs, especially the heart.

“CoQ10 boosts energy, enhances the immune system, and acts as an antioxidant. A growing body of research suggests that using coenzyme Q10 supplements alone or in combination with other drug therapies and nutritional supplements may help prevent or treat many of the western diseases that are so prevalent in our society today.

Researchers believe that the beneficial effect of CoQ10 in the prevention and treatment of heart disease is due to its ability to improve energy production in cells, inhibit blood clot formation, and act as an antioxidant. One important study, for example, found that people who received daily CoQ10 supplements within 3 days of a heart attack were significantly less likely to experience subsequent heart attacks and chest pain. In addition, these same patients were less likely to die of heart disease than those who did not receive the supplements.

In addition to the benefits of heart disease. Coq10 is also helpful with the following health related issues: congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart surgery, breast cancer, prostrate cancer, periodontal gum disease and maybe it’s greatest benefit of all— is it’s energy boost.

Preliminary studies also suggest that CoQ10 may:

  • Improve immune function in individuals with immune deficiencies (such as AIDS) and chronic infections (such as yeast and other viral infections)
  • Increase sperm motility leading to enhanced fertility
  • Be used as part of the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Reduce damage from stroke
  • Boost athletic performance
  • Enhance physical activity in people with fatigue syndromes
  • Improve exercise tolerance in individuals with muscular dystrophy

source: University of Maryland Medical Center

So there you have it if you had to select just one nutritional supplement to help keep your body in tip top shape CoQ10 might be that very supplement that you are looking for. You can order it over the internet or pick it up at your local health-food store.

Disclaimer:
The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any products, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

QUOTE: “How can he smile so happily? Do not compare him with others; His worldliness is not worldly, His joy comes from his own nature.”

– Fugai Ekun (1568-1654)—–dailyzen.com

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: How many different kinds of insects are there in the world? Scientists have discovered and named about 1,000,000 different creatures in the animal world, from insects and worms to reptiles and humans. Of these, more than 800,000 are insects! Each year, from 7,100 to 10,000 new insects are discovered, but scientists believe that anywhere from 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 are still waiting to be discovered.

These small, six-legged creatures include bees, ants, flies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, crickets, butterflies, cockroaches, termites, fleas, and beetles. Although some insects annoy us by spreading disease, damaging crops and household items, and biting people and pets, these represent only about 17% of all the 800,000 species.

The rest of the insects serve a very valuable purpose in nature. These serve as food for birds, frogs, fish, and other animals; pollinate crops; destroy other harmful insects; give us honey, bees wax, shellac, and silk; and keep the land clean by feeding on dead animals and plants.

Insects have lived on earth for at least 4,000,000 years. They have survived for such a long time because they are able to adapt to all types of living conditions and temperatures, from freezing to 120° Fahrenheit, and even in vacuum conditions, and will eat almost anything.

One square mile of land contains more insects than the total number of human beings on earth!—–bigsiteofamazingfacts.com

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Insects! They may save your life when you least expect it.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Take CoQ10 often to keep yourself in tip top shape.

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes ions and ions as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone!

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