CoQ10 is a fat soluble substance in the body that serves as the coenzyme to various processes such as turning food into cellular energy. It is a potent antioxidant, and as such has been studied extensively for it’s healing properties.
Recent studies have shown that CoQ10 is extremely important for heart health and can help people recover from a heart attack, heart surgery, and damage to heart tissue caused by chemotherapy. In addition, it is very helpful in lowering symptoms of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, can improve symptoms of diabetes, improve immune function in people with HIV or AIDS, increase sperm motility, improve male fertility, be used as part of the treatment for Parkinson’s disease, improve exercise ability in people with angina and help prevent migraines.
CoQ10 is found in organ meats such as heart, liver and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel and peanuts. It has no known toxicity or side effects. Many illnesses have been linked to low levels of CoQ10 such as tinnitus and migraines.
If you are on a statin medication to lower your cholesterol levels, it is especially important that you seek the guidance of your Naturopathic Doctor. Statin medications can lower the levels of CoQ10 in your body. In addition, talk to your ND if you are on any prescription medication because of the interaction between CoQ10 and some pharmaceuticals.