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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CoQ-10 gets better

Many people on statins (i.e. Zocor, Lipitor, Mevacor, Crestor, Pravachol, etc.) often suffer from muscle pain, and there's evidence the heart and brain suffer as well albeit more subtlely (unless it's Transient Global Amnesia that gets you). CoQ-10 supplementation helps alleviate the statin-induced muscle pain, probably because it helps boost ATP production in mitochondria.

A reduced form of CoQ-10 has become recently available and it's far superior to "regular" CoQ-10. If it says "ubiquinol" on the label that's the one you want. It is reported to achieve blood levels 8X higher than that achieved with garden variety CoQ-10. You'll likely only find it on-line or in a good health food store. If you're on CoQ-10 consider changing over to ubiquinol. And take it with a meal or with some sort of fat--might I suggest as a fat source coconut oil or a good Omega-3. The dose? Probably 50-100mg daily will work.

This post is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, manage or cure disease. Discuss all of your health concerns with a qualified physician.

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