The Problem With the CoQ10 You May Be Taking Now
It’s very difficult for your body to absorb conventional CoQ10. Even if it’s packed in liquid gel caps with vitamin E or fat to make it easier to absorb. Only as little as 4% may actually reach your bloodstream.
But until now, this conventional CoQ10 was your best (and only) option. I took it myself and prescribed it to my patients for many years.
Another problem is that once the CoQ10 enters your body, it has to be converted to a more natural, bio-available form of CoQ10 called Ubiquinol — before you get any of its energy-boosting benefits.
That’s okay when you’re young. But as you get older, you convert less and less. Your total levels of CoQ10 drop. So does your ability to metabolize CoQ10 into the bio-available form your body really needs.
Medications can lower your CoQ10 levels, too. It is now common knowledge that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs lower CoQ10 levels in your blood. Here’s why.
Statins work by suppressing an enzyme in your liver that makes both cholesterol and CoQ10. So it’s no surprise that statins can cause a CoQ10 deficiency. In fact, statins can reduce blood levels of CoQ10 by up to 40%.
This deficiency can lead to heart, muscle and mental processing. With statin medication, you may not see the side effects for a year or more. But now I’ve got great news for you. Japanese scientists have now developed…