I am a huge advocate of COQ 10. Of its many nutritious components is the ability to fuel energy to the heart. In a new, clinical trial in the Journal, “Antioxidants,” it was found that COQ 10 reduced the mortality of patients with cardiovascular risks by 53%. There’s no better measuring stick on the power of COQ 10 than in the Hadza of Tanzania. They are a small tribe who neither grows food nor rears livestock. “They are true hunter- gatherers,” according to Dr. Al Sears who has seen their lifestyle first hand.
“My first observation of these people was that amazingly they were all lean, strong and healthy. They suffered from no diseases, especially heart diseases.” They hunt in the same manner as their ancestors with, spears, bows, arrows and traps. Their main preys are, giraffe, zebra and giant antelopes. But what makes them different? They eat every part of the animal the capture, including the organs. We may scorn at this but there’s a reason they do this. Organ meat is the best source of COQ10 on the planet.
Because it uses more energy than any other organ in the body, your hear tis vulnerable to mitochondrial dysfunction. On the other hand healthy mitochondria does not only keep your energy levels powered up, it protects you from heart disease at the same time. According to Dr. Sears, “The more cellular energy they put out, they more waste they produce. And studies have shown that mitochondria are the site of inflammation.” So what then is the answer? COQ 1O!
This powerhouse nutrient is the key to delaying or preventing mitochondria depletion. Its power begins with its antioxidant abilities, which protect your mitochondria from free radical damage. More than this it’s the high- octane fuel they need to run on. Again, according to Dr. Al Sears, “ I recommend that you take 30 mg of COQ10 daily and this should be doubled if you are 60 and over. Any supplementation must include PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone and L-Carnitine.”