coenzyme Q-10

  1. Anyone have any thoughts on this lastest supplement fad? I looked it up on search but the claims are pretty over the top.
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i read it's hype. no more.
  4. by   oramar
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    i read it's hype. no more.
    "The benefits have inverse relationship to the hype" :chuckle .
  5. by   renerian
    CQ10 acts as a catalyst in the chain of chemical reactions that create ATP. This is an antioxidant similar is structure to vitamin E. It helps destroy free radicals which we all have. I can explain what a free radical is if someone wants to know. Just post and I can explain that in detail. Most of the research shows it to be most abundant in the heart muscle. There is no RDI for CQ10 and no deficiencys have been identified. It is being studied widely. There is also no ODI for CQ10. It has shown promising research with relation to MD. Is it found primarily in beef heart (yuck), chicken hearts (still yuck), sardines, peanuts and spinach. Other plants have this in them but it does not act the same way in the body as does the animal sources.

    renerian
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    If you are interested in looking good, it's gotta come from the INSIDE OUT.

    MEANING!

    EAT your anti-oxidants, e.g. veggies/fruits , the more colorful your diet, the better., dont' smear anti-oxidants on your face!

    SKIP the white stuff, pasta, rice (except brown), and white bread---it's simply no good for us.

    and DRINK YOUR WATER, 2 or 3 liters/day!

    DO NOT smoke

    DO NOT drink to excess.

    EXERCISE PLENTY!

    i guarantee you won't get any results even CLOSE to this from any jar or bottle sold anywhere in the world. it's all hype, I tell ya. nothing takes the place of caring for oneself from the INSIDE OUT.
  7. by   renerian
    I am not suggesting the creams and such merely talking about the CQ 10 that we all have from eating food products. This is what my BS/MS is in-nutrition so that is why I offered information about it. I would always advocate for holistic, certified organic food choices over supplementation.

    renerian
  8. by   Tweety
    Is it really the latest fad? I read about Co-Q10 in my veggie times magazines many years ago. The holistic/wellness industry has been using it for years. From what I remember it's good for the heart as well.
    Last edit by Tweety on Feb 20, '04 : Reason: Correection of a typo. :)
  9. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Is it really the latest fad? I ready about Co-Q10 in my veggie times magazines many years ago. The holistic/wellness industry has been using it for years. From what I remember it's good for the heart as well.
    My thoughts precisely. Co-Q10's been around for years.
  10. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    ... EAT your anti-oxidants, e.g. veggies/fruits , the more colorful your diet, the better...

    SKIP the white stuff, pasta, rice (except brown), and white bread---it's simply no good for us.

    and DRINK YOUR WATER, 2 or 3 liters/day!

    DO NOT smoke

    DO NOT drink to excess.

    EXERCISE PLENTY!
    Super advice here!
  11. by   oramar
    Quote from renerian
    CQ10 acts as a catalyst in the chain of chemical reactions that create ATP. This is an antioxidant similar is structure to vitamin E. It helps destroy free radicals which we all have. I can explain what a free radical is if someone wants to know. Just post and I can explain that in detail. Most of the research shows it to be most abundant in the heart muscle. There is no RDI for CQ10 and no deficiencys have been identified. It is being studied widely. There is also no ODI for CQ10. It has shown promising research with relation to MD. Is it found primarily in beef heart (yuck), chicken hearts (still yuck), sardines, peanuts and spinach. Other plants have this in them but it does not act the same way in the body as does the animal sources.

    renerian
    Just the kind of factual info I wanted. This stuff maybe old hat to some people but it is new to me.
  12. by   pcat
    After suffering from seizure for about 10 years, my brother was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease a couple of years ago (go to www.umdf.org if you are unfamiliar with this disease and want to learn more). His doc started him on coenzyme Q-10 as well as carnitor. He has been seizure free for about a year now. =)
  13. by   renerian
    Oramar I am glad I could help you. I get into the nutrition stuff. PCat I am glad it worked for your family member.

    renerian

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