Strengthens and Protects the Heart*

What is CoQ10?
The human body consists of more than a trillion cells. Each of these cells has mitochondria, which produce energy. It is in mitochondria that the nutrients obtained from the foods are burned in the presence of the oxygen you breathe. In order to produce energy, mitochondria must have CoQ10, which assists several enzymes in this process.



Slowing the effects of aging has been studied for years. And while the fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, there are things we can do to aid in this timeless struggle. MVP Nutrition’s CoQ10 with Vitamin E delivers the perfect balance of these two heart healthy supplements. CoQ10, a vitamin-like substance that occurs naturally in the body is one of the most abundantly present nutrients in the human heart. When combined with vitamin E, known especially for its ability to produce healthy red blood cells and subdue oxidation, the end result is a potent formula ideal for anyone with a cardio-conscious mindset.*

Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant compound also called ubiquinone. It is an essential component of cells and is utilized by the mitochondria in the normal process of energy production. MVP NUTRITION Coenzyme Q10 is produced exclusively in Japan through a natural fermentation process. This safe and non-toxic product has been consumed by millions of people worldwide for over 20 years.

Coenzyme Q10

Also known as ubiquinone, CoQ10 is a vitamin-like substance similar to vitamin K. Isolated in its pure form in 1957, Scientist F.L. Crane and his research team concluded that CoQlO was able to add or remove oxygen from a biologically active molecule. This discovery was important because a lack of oxygen can produce a decline in cellular energy, while an overabundance will result in the formation of toxic elements.

CoQlO is found in the myocardium. It supplies the energy to sustain life. The mechanical pumping action of the heart requires a constant supply of energy and CoQlO is essential for production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the basic energy molecule of all cells.

Cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in the United States, has been related to CoQ10 deficiency. For years, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease has focused primarily on reducing serum levels of LDL cholesterol. When LDL cholesterol is oxidized it can damage the lining of arteries. Mineral and fat deposits collect in the area and blood flow is blocked. While reducing cholesterol is important, it is also important to protect cholesterol from being oxidized in the first place.

CoQ10 can help prevent LDL oxidation by increasing plasma and lipid levels of CoQH3. CoQH3 helps Vitamin E, the major antioxidant in LDL cholesterol, do its job more efficiently.

The common drug Lovastatin effectively lowers cholesterol. However, researchers are finding that it also inhibits liver synthesis of CoQl0. Since CoQ10 is essential to heart function, using Lovastatin to lower cholesterol makes about as much sense as cutting off your head to stop a headache.

By maintaining healthy levels of CoQ10, the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as a number of other degenerative conditions, may be significantly decreased or avoided. In addition to its energy-producing and antioxidant properties, CoQ10 reduces blood viscosity which allows it to flow more easily through the arteries and veins. The heart doesn't have to work as hard and clots which can cause heart attacks or strokes are less likely to form.

Research has shown that CoQ10 can reduce hypertension even in patients who had been taking blood pressure medications for over nine years.

CoQ10 is useful in the prevention and treatment of:

Cardiovascular Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Thyrotoxic Heart Failure
High Blood Pressure
And a variety of other conditions
Normally, when a blocked coronary artery cuts off the blood supply to the heart, the heart muscle suffers irreversible damage. In a laboratory experiment, animals were given CoQ10 prior to blocking the blood supply to the heart. Heart failure and permanent damage occurred in as little as 60 minutes in the control group. In the CoQ10 group, heart failure and muscle damage didn't occur until after 90 minutes.

To test the effectiveness of CoQ10 in stroke cases, researchers blocked the carotid artery in laboratory animals. All the untreated animals died within 28 hours while 45% of the CoQ10 treated group were still alive after 4 weeks. When researchers at the University of Texas tried CoQ10 supplements on 11 heart transplant candidates, all of them improved...some to the point of no longer even needing medication.

CoQ10 supplements given before and after heart surgery can also provide enormous benefits to the patient. In Indianapolis, the effects of CoQ10 were compared to a placebo in 20 high-risk heart patients requiring surgery. Half of the patients were given 100 mg. of CoQ10 for two weeks prior to surgery and for one month after. Some improvement were seen in the CoQ10 group before surgery, but after the surgery the CoQ10 group recovered in 3-5 days without complications while the placebo group took 15-30 days to recover and experienced a variety of complications.

A growing list of health problems have been linked to low levels of CoQ10. When CoQ10 deficient obese patients were given supplements and placed on a controlled reducing diet, they lost more than twice as much weight as patients on the same diet with the same supplements who were not deficient. In several studies using patients with diabetes mellitus, CoQ10 supplementation was found to stimulate insulin synthesis and secretion. Muscular dystrophy, periodontal disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, breast cancer, allergies and a variety of other conditions have also responded to CoQ10 supplementation.

In many cases, improvement may be due to the Stipulatory effect CoQ10 has on the immune system. A series of experiments has shown that CoQ10 supplementation can double the immune system’s ability to clear invading organisms from the blood, double antibody levels, protect against chemically induced cancer, increase resistance to viral infections, reduce the toxicity of immunosuppressive drugs and quench free radicals associated with arthritis and other chronic degenerative diseases.

So who needs supplemental CoQlO? After all CoQ10 is found in many foods. In fact, the compound has been called ubiquinone from the word ubiquitous which means...it’s everywhere. However, it's everywhere only in very small quantities. In young people the liver is able to synthesize CoQ10 from other coenzymes, but that ability gradually declines with age. Liver disease, excessive use of alcohol and acetaminophen can also affect the liver’s ability to synthesize CoQ10. The body then becomes more susceptible to heart disease and a variety of other ailments.

In some special cases, higher doses may be required, For example:
A clinical trial published in 1994 shows a dose dependent relationship in the effects of CoQ10 treatment for women with high-risk breast cancer. In one patient, during therapy for about one year with 90 mg. of CoQ10 daily, the tumor "stabilized". When the dose was increased to 390 mg. daily, after one month the tumor was no longer palpable. After another month, mammography confirmed the tumor was no longer present.

Another recent study completed by researchers at the University of Texas study confirmed the success of CoQ10 therapy for 424 patients with various forms of cardiovascular disease. In this study, dosage ranged from 75-600 mg. daily, added to the patients' existing medical regimen. The researchers adjusted the doses to keep blood levels of CoQ10 above 2 mg./ ml. Over 85% showed significant improvement and many were able to eliminate or reduce their heart medications. The best advice is to check with a doctor to find the most appropriate dose for you

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- Q & A -


What is a Coenzyme?
The key functions of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in the human body is to provide support to enzymes and coenzymes. Enzymes are molecules that are involved in speeding up the chemical reactions necessary for human physiology. As such, enzymes function as catalysts. Coenzymes, on the other hand, are molecules that help the enzymes in their function as catalysts.
Enzymes and coenzymes work to either join molecules together or split them apart by breaking the chemical bonds between them. Thus, CoQ10 supports numerous enzymes in the mitochondria to break down food and generate energy.

If CoQ10 "Burns" Food, Does it Help in Reducing Weight?
Yes, indeed! Coenzyme Q10 is an essential compound necessary for the transport and breakdown of fat into energy. Clinical studies have corroborated this contention. Thus, in one clinical trial, supplementation with CoQ10 in overweight subjects led to 29.7 pounds of weight loss on the average. This study suggests that overweight people may be deficient in CoQ10 and dietary supplementation with 100 mg daily may help lose weight along with a reasonable exercise regimen.

What is the Daily Dose of CoQ10?
Numerous studies have shown that, as a nutritional supplement, a 30mg CoQ10 dosage is sufficient for people to observe beneficial effects. The dosage can be increased in consultation with the primary care physician.

Why Does CoQ10 Have Antioxidant Properties?
During the energy production, free radicals are produced as a matter of course. Therefore, it is understandable that the nutrient bringing the fats into the mitochondria should be equipped with the ability to scavenge free radicals.



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