What are the Not So Obvious Uses of CoQ10?
Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is numbered among the most studied food supplements worldwide. This is because of its positive effects in a wide range of health conditions. The main uses of CoQ10 are as follows:
- General antioxidant
- Cardiovascular disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Male infertility
- Periodontal disease
- Macular degeneration
If you don’t have any of the health conditions mentioned above, then you might feel that you don’t need to join the fast-growing population of CoQ10 users. Little do we know that this substance has more uses that are less obvious for most people. We challenge you to answer the 5 questions below.
Do you frequently suffer from migraines?
Supplementation of CoQ10 has been found to have beneficial effect on the condition of some patients suffering from migraine headaches. A study in 2005 found that CoQ10 treatment for migraine reduced attack frequency, headache days and days with nausea by the third month of treatment. The supplement has been used effectively in the prophylaxis of migraine, especially in combination with a daily supplement of magnesium citrate 500 mg and riboflavin (vitamin B12) 400 mg. Dosages range from 150 to 300 milligrams. CoQ10 is an excellent choice for initial therapy for prevention of episodic migraine. Another plus factor is that it can be given to any age group without fear of significant side effects.
Do you have poor circulation in your hands and feet?
Low CoQ10 body level is most often the cause for poor circulation in extremities. Because of the high energy requirements of the heart, it requires 10 times the amount of CoQ10 as other organs. When it doesn’t get enough, it can’t fill and pump efficiently. The feet and hands are usually among the last body parts to receive oxygenated blood from the heart, that’s why they are sometimes poorly supplied. Patients with congestive heart failure have been shown to have low CoQ10 levels. A daily dose of 300 mg CoQ10 can remarkably improve a person’s circulation and vascular relaxation, showing that it is indeed a superior nutrient in supporting heart health.
Do you want to protect your memory and thought clarity?
CoQ10 has the ability to protect the memory and learning processes in the brain. Because of its strong antioxidant properties, it may also protect against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. It is also being used in the prevention and slowing down of the progress of Parkinson’s disease.
Do you want maximum support for your immune system?
CoQ10 has characteristics that are common to vitamins. Vitamin and nutritional deficiencies are well known to be the common causes of immune deficiency. It is not surprising that CoQ10 deficiency can also bar down immune defense. Because of its potent antioxidant properties, CoQ10 can significantly enhance the immune system of both healthy and immuno-depressed people.
Do you want to age gracefully?
CoQ10 derives its anti-aging property from its function as a very powerful antioxidant. It fights off the attacks of free radicals which can cause premature aging. It can also revitalize exhausted Vitamin E in the body to boost antioxidant protection.
If you answered ‘Yes’ to most of the questions above, then you most definitely should include CoQ10 in your daily dietary intake. It may be one of the most important decisions that you will make about your health.