Coenzyme Q10

The Right CoQ10 Dosage—Separating the Myths from the Facts

The good news about coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is that more people than ever know they should be taking it. But taking the right dosage of CoQ10 can be tougher than many people think—especially with all of the confusing marketing hype that’s out there. So, I want to separate the facts from the fiction…

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When a Good Deal Can Be a Really Bad Deal

More than ten years ago, when I started aggressively using coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to treat congestive heart failure (CHF), some patients would perk up initially but when they came back, I’d hear one of two reactions. Some would say, “Whoa, Doc! I got my life back!” while others would say, “What…

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The Side Effects & Symptoms of Statin Medications

…Which supplements should I be taking with my statin drugs? A: Every person who's taking a statin drug should also be taking 100 mg of high-quality coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) twice a day. If you've developed signs of muscular weakness, you should add 1-2 grams of L-carnitine twice a day, and if you need even more…

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The Benefits of Multivitamins

…to take mixed tocotrienols in order to improve oxygenation to the brain, as well as DHA omega-3s. For heart support, it’s essential to take Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), L-carnitine, magnesium and D-Ribose. The benefits of multivitamins don’t include providing this type of targeted support. Enjoying the…

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Good Pet Health Begins with a Heart Healthy Diet

…health, I also gave my dogs Coenzyme Q10—even when they were healthy. Then, as they aged I found quality pet supplements to help with the joint support my dogs needed. When my elkhound, Charlie, appeared to have more trouble breathing with aging, I tweaked his liquid Q10 dose, and it did help. Your…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

…prevention of breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Cancer-Prevention Tip #10: Take a protective nutritional supplements daily, including antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10 (at least 50 mg), selenium (125 mcg), folic acid (400 mcg), and quercetin (200 mg). Now it’s your turn: Which of these 10 cancer-prevention tips…

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CoQ10 Facts: What You Should Know

If coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) were a drug, pharmaceutical companies would be fighting over the patent. It’s literally a “wonder pill” for treating and preventing heart disease. In fact, I’ve seen people who were literally on death’s doorstep rebound, and look and feel 10 years younger, just from…

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L-Carnitine for Healthy Blood Pressure Levels

…work up until you achieve the effect desired. A daily dosage of L-carnitine can also help you reach your weight loss goals. Both L-carnitine and coenzyme Q10 may require fine-tuning to obtain healthy blood pressure levels and symptom relief.

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The Best CoQ10 Supplement to Take

Years ago when I first learned about coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), few doctors had heard of it. Now, I couldn’t imagine practicing cardiology without it. That’s because CoQ10 is the “spark” that fuels energy production inside every single cell—including your heart, which is the biggest energy user…

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Heart-Felt Lessons from the Olympics

…important—but magnesium and D-ribose are especially critical. They’re part of what I call the “Awesome Foursome,” which includes 200 mg of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), 200-600 mg of magnesium, and 2-3 grams of broad spectrum carnitine daily—plus 5 grams of D-ribose two to three times a day. Now it's…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…together. Dr. Sinatra and I personally take a broad-spectrum magnesium (along with the other “awesome foursome” pillars—D-ribose, L-carnitine and coenzyme Q10—whenever we exercise, whether it be with a personal trainer, a Pilates or yoga class or our daily brisk walk. If you want more details on the…

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Taking CoQ10 for Energy Can Keep You Feeling Young

…now than they had years ago—and blame it on “getting old.” When I tell them the energy deficit they call aging could actually be a lack of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), it sounds hard to believe. But after just a few weeks of taking CoQ10 for energy, most people do feel years younger. The reason is that…

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Helping Your Pet to Live a Long, Healthy Life

…air pollutants hurt our pets the same way they hurt us—including birds, hamsters, and other pets. Protect them. 3. Supplements: I shared my Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and d-ribose with all three of my Spitz-breed dogs. I'd lost dogs of various other breeds to things like heartworm before I knew about CoQ10…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…the HMG-coenzyme A reductase pathway, the same pathway that can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Those with a genetic weakness are especially vulnerable. Statins also impede important biochemical pathways as they block cholesterol, such as production of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) as…

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How My Journey with CoQ10 Led Me to Question Cholesterol

Learn why Dr. Sinatra's journey with Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) led to the discovery that treating cholesterol with statins isn't the answer to heart disease. Early on in my career, like most doctors treating heart disease, I counseled patients and colleagues alike about prevention strategies. Any time I…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

…antioxidant and vitamin D is essential for both immune system and cardiovascular health, especially during cold and flu season. * Fuel your body with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which we often think of as the heart nutrient. But it’s also a potent scavenger of free radicals, helping to prevent serious illness…

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