CoQ10 Heart Benefits
COq10 heart benefits. Coenzyme q10 (coq10) has been recommended for a wide range of cardiac conditions. Heart disease remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, in spite of recent progress in some areas (heart disease will be used here broadly to include heart failure, arteriosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and other cardiac problems).
In a variety of patients with heart disease, serum CoQ10 levels have been found to be significantly lower compared to healthy controls, suggesting that a deficiency may exist due to insufficient intake.
Studies have found that CoQ10 levels decrease as the severity of heart disease increases. Because of these associations between heart disease and CoQ10 levels, use of CoQ10 supplements has become widespread.
Various trade sources list it as having the third highest sales levels among non-herbal supplements, falling behind only glucosamine and essential fatty acids. Clinicians should be aware of the evidence currently available on CoQ10 and heart disease as many patients already may be using it or considering doing so.