Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Powerful Antioxidant - Coenzyme Q10

By Fran Mullens

Coenzyme Q10 may be a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin E. It is a substance not unlike a vitamin. What it will accomplish in the body is similar to that of vitamin E. It is also referred to as ubiquinone. Deficiencies of this substance have been linked to muscular dystrophy, periodontal disease, and diabetes. The presence of this substance in the body decreases with age.

There are ten ordinary substances chosen coenzyme Qs, but coenzyme Q10 is the only one found in human tissue. It stimulates the immune system. It also aids in circulation and increases tissue oxygenation. It also has a vital anti aging effect.

A study conducted over a period of six years by scientists at the University of Texas found people being treaded for congestive heart failure who took coenzyme Q10 in addition to conventional therapy had a seventy five percent chance of survival after three years. There was a twenty five percent survival rate for those using conventional therapy only. This substance was shown in another study conducted by the Center for Adult Diseases in Japan and the University of Texas to be able to lower high blood pressure without dietary change or medication. This substance is proving beneficial in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Research has shown this substance is beneficial in fighting candidiasis, diabetes, obesity, and multiple sclerosis. Some health care professional are using it to treat abnormalities associated with mental functions like Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Coenzyme Q10 has shown to have the ability to counter histamine. This is helpful for people with respiratory disease, allergies, or asthma.

In Japan research has shown coenzyme Q10 protects the stomach lining and duodenum. Their research has also shown it may help heal duodenal ulcers. Many people in Japan take this substance directed by their physicians for treatment of heart disease because it strengthens the heart muscle. It is also being used for treatment of high blood pressure as well as for enhancing the immune system. This substance is widely used in Japan.

Some foods that contain coenzyme Q10 are salmon, mackerel, and sardines. These foods contain the largest amounts of the substance. Beef, spinach, and peanuts also contain it.

It is also available as a dietary substance that may be purchased. Coenzyme Q10 is oil soluble. The body absorbs it best when it is taken with fatty or oily foods such as fish.

The wide variety of vitamin and supplements can be confusing. At you can find information that can help you learn more about how Coenzyme Q10 and other supplements can help improve your health.

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