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Feb 10, 2012

Coenzyme Q10 Oxygenates the Heart.

Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10) is an antioxidant that naturally occurs in the cell mitochondria. Coenzyme Q10 works by oxygenating the heart.  People with high cholesterol and congestive heart failure generally have low coenzyme Q10 levels.  A study 2007 published in the American Journal of Cardiology showed that statins the drugs frequently prescribed for high cholesterol deplete the bodies COQ10 stores so supplementation is needed to restore these levels.  Coenzyme Q10 combats cardiovascular disease by acting as an antioxidant, it has natural blood thinning effects and oxygenates the heart.  I especially like COQ10 at this altitude because there is less oxygen saturation here in Vail. A good dose would be 100 -200 mg a day.