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CoQ10: Vital to Optimal Health

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vital coenzyme in your body that holds the secret to a healthy heart and can also help prevent breast cancer, periodontal disease, and much more.


Why is CoQ10 so vital? CoQ10's job is to move electrons around in the production of ATP. ATP...

• provides fuel for your body’s energy requirements,

• fuels muscle contraction (especially important for your heart),

• ignites the production of billions of immune cells,

• energizes liver and kidney cells, and

• propels the repair of worn-out parts and damaged cells.


Without CoQ10, there is no ATP. Without ATP, your body would simply stop functioning. Additionally, CoQ10...

Without CoQ10, there is no ATP. Without ATP, your body would simply stop functioning. Additionally, CoQ10…

• recharges the antioxidant properties of Vitamin E – very important for fighting disease-causing free-radicals,

• has been shown to help prevent breast cancer,

• stabilizes blood sugar levels,

• helps prevent periodontal disease,

• and more!


CoQ10's Role in Preventing Heart Disease and Breast Cancer:

CoQ10 is vital for cell respiration (the cells’ ability to “breathe”). This is especially important in your heart. Without oxygen, your heart cells die, your cardiac muscle is destroyed, and the muscle fibers are replaced with non-functional connective tissue. With enough damage your heart will fail.


The more CoQ10 available to heart muscle cells, the longer they can “hold their breath.” When circulation is re-stored and cells are re-oxygenated, a salvage process occurs and damage is circumvented.


Additionally, studies are indicating that CoQ10 can significantly help patients with breast cancer. In one 18-month study, CoQ10 was given to 32 women with metastatic breast cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes. Of those 32, zero died – although, statistically-speaking, four should have. Also, none had progression of metastases, most had improved quality of life, and six had partial remission. This is significant – and very, very unusual in this stage of breast cancer. Higher doses of CoQ10 were given to two women who had intensely metastatic breast cancer. In each case, the metastases disappeared – one, in the liver, the other in the lung.


The Hidden Dangers of Periodontal Disease:

Gum disease affects about 60% of all people over the age of 12. And if you’ve experienced the loss of gum tissue, loose teeth, pus pockets, or even just inflamed, sore or bleeding gums, you are among this 60%. So are many of you who have no symptoms whatsoever. Why?


When you get an infection in your gums, bacteria begin to develop and grow at the base of the teeth. Even if you do not notice the infection, these bacteria are stressing your immune-system. Short-term stress on your immune system can be healthy. Dental infections, though, often last ten years or more. Such long-term stress on your immune-system is dangerous.


Additionally, gum disease usually creates open wounds in your mouth. Dozens of bacterial species, which are normal and quite harmless when residing only in your mouth, have the opportunity to enter your bloodstream. Once in the blood

stream, these bacteria can be severely dangerous.


For example, Streptococcus sanguis, a common strain of bacteria found in dental plaque, causes human blood platelet cells to form clots. A direct link has been discovered between periodontal infections and heart disease and stroke.


Most people are unaware of the real dangers of periodontal disease. Even more people are unaware of the secret weapon we have to fight it: Coenzyme Q10. CoQ10 can prevent or reverse periodontal disease. And conversely, a deficiency of CoQ10 has been linked to periodontal disease.



Important News for those Taking Statin Drugs:

If you take statin drugs, like Zocor (Simvastatin), Lipitor, or Pravachol, you absolutely must supplement with CoQ10. Statin drugs block the synthesis of CoQ10. Your body cannot use what it does not have – and your body needs CoQ10.


You begin life with plenty of this vital coenzyme. As you age, production levels decrease. Since it’s very difficult to get enough CoQ10 from your diet, we recommend supplementation. One of our favorite products is Healthy Living Solutions’ CoEnzyme Q10 100mg Softgel. Recommended dosing is one daily. A 30-count bottle is just $19.60.


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*These statements are culmination of the knowledge and experience of the team at Norland Pharmacy. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare provider with questions concerning any medical condition or treatment. Compounded medications are not reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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