New Advances With CoQ10
Sunday, January 1st 2006
Without CoQ10, cells cannot produce the energy they need to perform their functions, be they immune, brain, or muscle cells. CoQ10 is best known for its use in nutritional support for heart disease - especially congestive heart failure. Thirty-four controlled trials attest to its power to rejuvenate the aging heart. CoQ10 is especially important for heart and brain tissue health and function, chronic fatigue and depressive states, plus for those who have demanding exercise programs or lifestyles.
A deficiency of CoQ10 may be caused mainly by, insufficient dietary CoQ10 or drugs that deplete it. Several antihypertensive, antidepressant and cholesterol lowering (Statin) drugs have been found to deplete CoQ10 levels. This side effect will further hinder the body's ability to repair and nourish itself and may exacerbate conditions characterised by fatigue, poor heart function and depression.
As a fat-soluble compound, CoQ10 cannot pass directly into the blood, but must first be dissolved in some fat, and then be incorporated into micelles, which are tiny absorption "packets" formed from bile.
What is Q-Sorb CoQ10?
A liposomal delivery system for CoQ10 represents the optimal way around these problems: enclosing the CoQ10 in tiny microspheres called liposomes. Because liposomes readily merge with cell membranes, nutrients encased in them do not require dissolution in fat, bile secretion, or micelle formation to be absorbed: instead, kiposomes pass almost directly from the gut, through the intestinal wall, and into the blood, bringing their CoQ10 payload with them. Liposomes also protect much of the CoQ10 from being lost to digestive juices.
Just how effective is a liposomal delivery system for CoQ10 at getting CoQ10 where it has to go?
Q-sorb™ CoQ10 is a natural proliposome, lipid (fat) soluble, delivery system clinically shown in humans to increase plasma CoQ10 levels 200% over baseline and at least 40% higher than dry capsules.
Q-Sorb CoQ10 is available as Radiance 300mg softgels.
CoQ10 and Candida
People with suspected Candidiasis should confirm if they have a problem. The orally supplemented CoQ10 may, all or in large part, be consumed by the Candida preventing the human host from elevating CoQ10 blood levels and gaining the expected benefits.
Of possibly much greater concern is this Candida colonisation which:
(1) Can result in high mortality unless corrected promptly;
(2) Has been recognized since the early 1980's and identified as a cause of multiple organ failure and other lethal syndromes (Joshi et al 1981; Roy and McCallum, 1984; Marshall et al, 1988);
(3) Has gone unread; and
(4) Finally unwanted colonisation occurs when Candida from the mouth are able to pass thru the stomach because its acid is reduced by any one of numerous procedures including proton pump inhibitors and habitual use of antacid tablets.
· Joshi SN, Garvin PJ. Sunwoo YC. Candidiasis of the duodenum and jejunum. Gastroenterology 1981; 80: 829-33
· Roy A, McCallum RW. Candidiasis of the duodenum; the role of continuous cimetidine therapy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1984; 30: 47-8
· Marshall JC. Christou NV, Horn R, Meakins JL. The microbiology of multiple organ failure. The proximal gastrointestinal tract as an occult reservoir of pathogens. Arch Surg 1988; 123: 309-315.
Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2006 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
Footnote from Ideal Health:
The following products are all useful for Cardiovascular Health :
Fish Oil 1500mg - Omega 3
Heart Health Pack
Hi-Strength Co Enzyme Q10 150mg
Hi-Strength Liquid Fish Oil
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