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What Is the Nutritional Supplement CoQ10?

Learn what you need to know about the dietary supplement CoQ10 from registered dietician Glen Tobias in this Howcast video.


So, what do you need to know about CoQ10? First of all CoQ10 is an anti-oxidant. It's a great anti-oxidant. It's been shown to be cardioprotective, so it's good for your heart. The thing is, a lot of people, nowadays, are taking things to lower cholesterol. And when you take a Statin drug, like a Lipitor, or what have you, or any of the other Statin drugs to lower cholesterol, when you're doing… when you're taking a product like that, you're trying to lower the cholesterol to protect your heart, so you don't, God forbid, have a heart attack. The thing is, a Statin drug lowers your natural production of CoQ10. So, that's a cardioprotective antioxidant that is being decreased because you're taking a product to lower cholesterol, to protect your heart. So, my point is this: take a CoQ10 supplement definitely, if you're going to be taking a Statin drug to lower cholesterol. Because I think that you want to make sure your CoQ10 levels are as high as you can, to be as more cardioprotected as possible.

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