There are a few reasons why we need Coenzyme Q10 supplementation as we age according to Healthline.com.
- We may not be eating foods enriched with CoQ10
- Co Q10 is not stored by the body
- Statin drugs prescribed for those with high cholesterol will deplete the body of Coenzyme Q10
Here are some of the benefits to supplementing with Coenzyme Q10 according to WebMD.
- Increase in metabolism
- Lowers blood pressure
- Strengthens Heart
- May slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
Proper dosage of CoQ10…
I take Nature Made CoQ10 which comes in 200 mg softgels (on Amazon). They are the best priced quality supplement that I have found for CoQ10. However, I do take two of them daily, because of my age and the fact that I am on a very high dosage of statins, as well as another cholesterol medication, due to Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
I read a review on Amazon of a man who has claimed that 600 mg daily greatly improved his heart condition.
As with all supplementation, it is best to consult with your primary care physician if you have conditions that require medication.