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How Important Is CoQ10? – Diabetes Self-Management

That’s why scientists are growing increasingly fascinated with the role of CoQ10 in tissues beyond the cardiovascular system.2 There is evidence for CoQ10’s protective effects in the brain and nervous system, in asthma and chronic lung disease, in diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, on ocular health, and even on the aging immune system. In many ways the changes are similar to rust forming – a process known chemically as oxidation. We assessed total antioxidant capacity, intra- and extracellular levels of the redox regulating protein glutaredoxin 1 (Grx1), CoQ10, oxidized LDL-cholesterol, lipid profile and HbA1c. RESULTS—Neither fenofibrate nor CoQ, alone or in combination, altered early diastolic mitral annular myocardial relaxation velocity (E′), early-to-late mitral inflow velocity ratio (E/A), deceleration time, isovolumic relaxation time, or the ratio of early mitral flow velocity to early diastolic mitral annular myocardial relaxation velocity (E/E′) compared with placebo (P > 0.05). Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells. Small amounts are found in whole grains, milk, fruits and vegetables. EPA-E was found to improve clinical symptoms (coldness, numbness), the vibration perception threshold sense of the lower extremities, and significantly decrease serum triglycerides as well as excretion f albumin in urine.

Type 2 diabetic patients are at increased risk of oxidative stress manifested by increased plasma MDA as well as platelet MDA and decreased CoQ10, and this oxidative stress increases with poor glycemic control. Allergic reactions (rash, difficulty breathing, lips swelling) to coenzyme Q10 are possible. Mitochondria are those very important little energy powerhouses in our cells. Coenzyme Q10 significantly inhibited LDL oxidation in vitro. Restoration of the behavioral rates and lifespan in clk-1 mutant nematodes in response to exogenous coenzyme Q(10). The difference between CoQ10 and Ubiquinol has to do with the number of electrons they carry when you look at them at the atomic level. You can prevent Alzheimer’s with diet, supplements, and natural hormones.

Since everything we do requires energy, our bodies couldn’t do anything at all without CoQ10. Diabetes. Although the body has the ability to make some CoQ10 on its own, production naturally declines as we age− just when we need our cells to help defend us most! Known as procyanidin oligomers, it contains antioxidants such as Resveratrol. It’s a bit like the progression of diabetes—the insulin sensitivity and prediabetic conditions have probably been going on for years until you found out that you had diabetes—your body spent a good long time compensating, but eventually, the biochemical “circumstances” became too much for your body to handle. According to the results of the present study, after intervention FPG and HbA1C were significantly lower in the CoQ10 group compared to the placebo group, but there were no significant changes in glycemic control indices after intervention within the CoQ10 group. The transport of vitamin C into cells is facilitated by insulin.


CoQ10 is not a vitamin. CoQ10 does not replace and should not be used to replace standard anti-diabetes drugs. Our bodies do produce CoQ10, so in theory, we don’t have to get it from food. That’s good, because the only foods that are high in Q10 are oily fish and organ meats (like liver). for 5 weeks. Mitochondria are the little energy centers in cells where food is turned into ATP. Cardiac function deteriorated significantly in the control group, whereas patients given CoQ10 had little or no cardiotoxicity, even though the cumulative dose of adriamycin in the CoQ10 group was 50% greater than that in the control group.

If they’re not producing enough, many diseases can result. This case report involved a 75-year-old with what is considered one of the most irreversible progressive neurodegenerative… Other genetic changes can lower CoQ10 production. So can statin drugs and beta blockers (used for high blood pressure). Interestingly, CoQ10 is thought to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Eliminating white, carbohydrate-rich foods and replacing them with a naturally colored rainbow of fruits and vegetables will typically reduce the glycemic index and load of meals and increase the antioxidants in the meal! Maybe it’s the organ meats.

In this factorial design, a sample size of 15 subjects per treatment group was required to detect main treatment effects of 10% change in E′ compared with placebo at α = 0.05 and 80% power. So he tried to live on captured mice himself. He got very sick. But then he realized that wolves ate the whole mouse, while he was cleaning out their icky organs and just eating the muscular haunches. When he started eating the mice whole, he felt fine. He had been missing the CoQ10 (and probably other things) that were mainly in the organs, not in the muscles. Most people long ago stopped eating organ meats, which our primitive ancestors ate every chance they could get.

So that change could be part of the problem. 2005 Nov;196(1):112-9. Parkinson’s Disease is another area in which much research is taking place regarding supplementation with CoQ10. CoQ10 has powerful topical uses as well. But it’s a start. I like vegetables, but I think I’ll get my CoQ10 from supplements. According to a survey done by Consumer Reports, including over 50 CoQ10 products tested, the suggested daily serving size ranges from 30 milligrams to 1,000 milligrams daily.

If I miss a few days, they come back. Although it’s expensive, I might increase my dose more and see if any of my MS symptoms improve.

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