The Values of Coenzyme Q10
Due to their high energy requirements, cardiac cells contain approximately 10 times the amount of co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) found in intestinal cells. This is one of the main reasons CoQ10 is such a valuable cardiac nutrient.
Supplemental CoQ10 has been found not only to alleviate fatigue and myalgia associated with statin use, but also to attenuate the greater degree of lipid oxidization that occurs in patients on these medications.
Experimental evidence suggests that CoQ10 is involved in regulating the expression of multiple genes, including those involved in cell signaling.
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