Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring compound found throughout all cells in the body. This nutrient is essential for producing the energy that cells require to function effectively.
The cells of the heart are particularly abundant in CoQ10 because of the high demand for energy production that is required to help the heart muscle beat and efficiently pump blood throughout the body. Research has shown that use of statins (cholesterol-lowering medications) can deplete CoQ10 levels in the body. However, since CoQ10 plays an important role in maintaining normal functioning of the heart, depletion of this nutrient may cause a number of side effects, including heart failure.
Supplementation with CoQ10 in combination with long-term statin therapy can help to prevent depletion of this essential nutrient, and also works without interfering with the cholesterol-lowering action of these drugs.
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Quantity: 80 softgels
|Co-Enzyme Q10||60 mg|
|which is identical to your body’s own biologically active CoQ10 and derived from a proprietary, non-tobacco yeast source.|
|Also contains: Soybean Oil, Soy Lecithin, Gelatin, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Natural Annatto Colour.|
Drug Interactions: Blood thinners, blood pressure medications.
Nutrient Depletions: CoQ10 levels may be depleted by statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors), beta-blockers, fibric acid derivatives and tricyclic antidepressants.
Supportive Interactions: CoQ10 may provide nutritional support when taking the following medications: anti-migraine drugs, daunorubicin and doxorubicin (chemotherapy medications), perphenazine, timolol and thioridazine.
Warnings and Precautions: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood pressure-lowering medication or blood thinners. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Toxicity, Adverse Reactions and Side Effects: Do not exceed recommended dosage. High doses of CoQ10 may cause upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea or loss of appetite.
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