Diabetic? Taking Statins? Start Taking CoQ10
If you’re a diabetic, you’ll want to know about a recent Australian study that found 12 weeks of supplementing with 200 mg of CoQ10 daily significantly improved blood flow in patients receiving cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. These vascular health medications deplete the body’s natural CoQ10 stores. The findings of this study show that besides helping the body rebalance CoQ10 levels, supplementation may also prevent the beginning stages of artery hardening in those suffering from diabetes. (Hamilton SJ et al. Diabetes Care. Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.2337/dc08-1736.)
The Anti-Aging Bottom Line: The results of this study may be especially relevant if you’re diabetic and on statins, but taking CoQ10 is a great idea, even if you’re just concerned about maintainting the health of your heart. An extensive amount of research has shown that CoQ10 can help keep your cardiovascular function at its best.
Article updated on: May 28th, 2009