What is Coenzyme Q10?
CoQ10 is a pro-vitamin found through-out the human body.
What is the role of CoQ10?
CoQ10 plays several major roles within our body which include energy production as well as acting as an anti-oxidant. It serves to limit the ability of bad cho-lesterol (LDL) to cause plaque build up in our arteries.
How do I know if I have enough CoQ10?
Most people get their CoQ10 by making it within their bodies. However, certain medications can cause a drastic depletion of CoQ10 by inhibiting its synthesis.
Which Medications deplete CoQ10?
- Statins (e.g.Lipitor, Crestor, Simvastatin)
- Beta-blockers (e.g. metoprolol, atenolol)
What happens when CoQ10 is depleted?
Depletion can potentially result in the following symptoms icluding: lack of energy, muscle pain or weakness, gingivitis, high blood pressure and other cardiac problems.
If my CoQ10 is potentially depleted what should I do?
It is not possible to increase your CoQ10 through your diet. Supplementation with CoQ10 can be done by taking oral capsules or tablets.
Pharmacist’s Product Recommendations
- SISU Co Q10 Capsules