About Supplements.co.nz Nutralife CoQ10 200mg Plus Vitamin D3 1000IU
Recommended Adult Dosage: Take 1 capsule daily with food, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
No Added: Gluten, wheat, dairy products, egg, soy, corn, artificial flavours or artificial sweeteners.
Also contains: Encapsulating aids.
Customers taking Warfarin or other blood-thinning medications should consult their doctor before using this product; as high intakes of Co-Q10 may reduce the blood thinning effects of these medications. Customers taking anti-hypertensive (blood pressure lowering) drugs should use this product with caution and monitor their blood pressure regularly, as Co-Q10 may decrease blood pressure and increase the effects of these drugs. Do not use during pregnancy or breast-feeding without medical advice Several medications (including cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, beta-blockers and tricyclic antidepressants) can deplete the body’s natural Co-Q10 levels. Customers on such medications may benefit from Co-Q10 supplementation. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
What exactly is Co-enzyme Q10 (Co-Q10)
Co-Q10 (Ubidecarenone/Ubiquinone) is a fat-soluble, antioxidant co-enzyme that occurs naturally in the mitochondria of every cell in the body. Mitochondria are the ‘powerhouses’ of the cells – the parts that produce cellular energy; and Co-Q10 plays an important role in helping them produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary source of cellular energy. All cells depend on ATP for energy and normal cell metabolism; which makes ATP critical for healthy muscular activity, including heart activity. In effect, Co-Q10 acts as nature’s ‘spark plug’ and heart tonic.
How do Co-Q10 levels relate to heart health
The more metabolically active a cell is, the more mitochondria it contains, which means the more Co-Q10 it will use as it performs its natural function. The cells in the heart are some of the most metabolically active cells in the body (along with those in the adrenals, spleen, kidneys and lungs). This may be why scientific studies show that Co-Q10 assists with healthy heart function and blood pressure levels.
How can Co-Q10 benefit those on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs
Statin drugs such as Simvastatin (Zocor) or Atorvastatin (Lipitor), inhibit HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme involved in producing cholesterol. Unfortunately, inhibiting this enzyme also inhibits the body’s ability to synthesise Co-Q10. Studies show that statin drug treatment can reduce blood Co-Q10 levels by up to 20-30%. Additional research suggests that the muscle pain and fatigue commonly experienced by statin patients may result from their lowered Co-Q10 levels.
What other health benefits does Co-Q10 have
Co-Q10 may also help to maintain healthy cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Plus, because Co-Q10 assists in producing cellular energy and intense exercise has been shown to reduce Co-Q10 levels, many athletes supplement with Co-Q10 as part of their nutritional regime to support their performance, muscle function, and rapid recovery after training.
Why is this product formulated with Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ and plays many important functions in the body. The heart is a large muscle and contains receptors for vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D are linked to heart problems. Vitamin D also helps support normal blood pressure. Nutra-Life CoQ 200 + Vitamin D3 contains 1000mg of Vitamin D3 to support a healthy heart.
How long will this product take to work
This will depend on the customer’s existing Co-Q10 levels. Some customers (especially those on statins) may need to supplement for 2-3 months before they obtain optimal benefits. Other customers may experience results sooner, especially if they are using Co-Q10 as an energy tonic.
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