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    Co-ENZYME Q10 - Powerful Oxident

    What is it?

    Co-enzyme Q10, or Q10 for short, is involved in energy production at the cellular level. Q10 is part of the electron transfer chain involved in the production of ATP. If that sounds confusing, itís not important to remember if you donít want to. The body produces Q10 from the foods we eat, and the amino acid methionine is known to be important for its production. Foods such as organ meats and fish contain small amounts of Q10. Like L-Carnitine, Q10 works in the mitochondria to produce energy and is part of the electron transfer system. It may have health benefits and is an anti oxidant.

    What is it supposed to do?

    Q10 has been recommended to overweight people as a means of burning more calories by increasing energy production from food, rather than storing it as bodyfat, because it may improve energy production at the cellular level.

    What does the research have to say?

    The research looking at Q10 as a weight loss agent is non existent for all practical purposes. Interestingly however, some research found obese people to be deficient in Q10. What that means to weight loss is unknown, and companies who have recommended the use of Q10 based on that knowledge are taking a stab in the dark.

    Q10 is used extensively in Japan, and other countries, as a treatment for certain heart conditions, especially congestive heart failure. Some studies suggest it can improve endurance. It may also improve immunity, but research on Q10 as a rule has been contradictory.

    What does the real world have to say?

    If there is a human being in the world who has lost weight with Q10, I have yet to meet him or her.

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    Though Q10 seems to have various potential health benefits, proof that it has any use as a fat loss agent is very much lacking and less than impressive. It is also exceedingly expensive and the amounts found in most weight loss formulas would not affect a mouse much less a person.

    Q10 has been found to be totally safe and has no known toxic effects. People interested in Q10 for health reasons, or who just want to take an expensive shot in the dark at weight loss, should take 25-100mg or more daily. Relating to its possible role in heart disease, alternative medical researchers ďin the knowĒ suggest Q10 be combined with carnitine, magnesium, and vitamin E for optimal effect.

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    Re: Co-ENZYME Q10 - Powerful Oxident

    I have been wondering about the Q10. for your thoughts.

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    Re: Co-ENZYME Q10 - Powerful Oxident

    Now, why do I take it? Oh yes, its supposed to help with energy levels but can't say I've noticed any
    difference. And the body's own production of Q10 declines with age : I do qualify on that score for
    a small daily dose !

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    Re: Co-ENZYME Q10 - Powerful Oxident

    Im on 100mg Q10, 3 times a day, it is important not to take it later in the evening as it will stop you sleeping.

    I take it at 7am 12pm 5pm

    I started taking it in smaller doses 90mg a day, which yes I did benefit with more energy but my specialist sugested going to the higher dose for better benefits WOW!!! within a week I noticed a difference in fact for a few hours a day I am nearly my old healthy energetic self!!

    Even my husband takes Q10 now after seeing the benefits to me. He is fit and well and takes Q10 at 90mg daily, along with Green Tea, Fish oils and a multi vitamins

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    Re: Co-ENZYME Q10 - Powerful Oxident

    Its good that you noticed the benfits but it's just powerful antioxidant.....nothing more than that. A lot of authors do recommend this for thyroid patients though.

    I used it for a while but then took it out as I didnt get notice that many benefits. Only draw back is that it comes in different quality and grades and while normal grade is affordable, higher grades become quite expensive.

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    Re: Co-ENZYME Q10 - Powerful Oxident

    Hi sid

    I guess I have posted in the wrong order here and should have given you a bit more of a medical history along with my thyroid problems I also have a few more glitches in health.

    ME/CFS
    Emphysema
    Toxic Lymph Glands to name but a few.

    I see Dr Sarah Myhill, please go have a look at her site

    http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/

    I have to sign off now, but I shall try come on tomorrow and post more info in some kind of order.

    But seriously Q10 is amazing for energy!!! my mum had cancer and her specialist told her about the Q10 even on Chemo she became positively hyperactive!!

    Catch you later

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    Re: Co-ENZYME Q10 - Powerful Oxident

    Sherrie, By the time I had read your second post I guessed that your specialist was possibly
    Dr.M - you are very lucky to be able to see her as she is so busy = I cannot afford to see any
    specialists but she would certainly be my first choice if it were possible.

    I wonder, though, how come you started on Armour, as I thought Dr. M preferred Naturethroid?

    Look forward to reading your story.

    Ginny

 

 

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