Coenzyme Q10 has gained a lot of attention in recent years because of its alleged ability to prevent cardiovascular aging-as well as for helping critically ill patients awaiting heart transplants. I believe that it does help your heart and that it may also help prevent your brain from aging.
Found naturally in the body's organs, coenzyme Q10 helps stimulate energy pathways at a cellular level, notably in muscle tissue and in all brain and nervous tissue cells. Our bodies naturally produce Q10-but only when we're not lacking vitamin C or any of the B-complex vitamins such as B12, B6, and folate. In studies of Parkinson's disease and hypertension, high doses of coenzyme Q10 (up to 1,200 mg a day) seem to decrease Parkinson's symptoms and lower high blood pressure.
According to these studies, the following large group of potential patients would benefit from taking coenzyme Q10: those who use statins-more than 15 million people in the United States alone-as well as those with severe and life-threatening heart failure, Parkinson's symptoms, diabetes, and hypertension.
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