July 24, 2009
In my last blog I talked about the Miracle of CoQ10. Today I’m going to talk about why almost everyone over the age of twenty who doesn’t supplement is deficient in CoQ10.
1. Diet – Most people just don’t eat a healthy diet. The best sources of CoQ10 are the organ meats like beef, chicken and pork hearts. But almost no one eats them. Besides that, you’d have to eat a wheelbarrow full to get any type of therapeutic benefit.
2. Age – Your body naturally stops producing it in sufficient quantities between the ages of 20 and 25 and really slows down after 40.
3. Cholesterol drugs – It’s bad enough that cholesterol lowering drugs have very little effect on longevity and making you healthy. One of the other bad side effects is the interference with the production of CoQ10. Anybody who takes a statin drug should most certainly be taking CoQ10. Of course you should be taking it even if you’re not on a statin drug.
4. Extreme physical exertion – People who run marathons, long distance, triathlons, etc. create an adaptive response in their bodies that shrinks their internal organs like their heart and lungs. They have to shrink in response to the call for efficiency. This is not a good thing. It’s also compounded by the depletion of CoQ10, the enzyme for producing energy for your heart and brain.
5. Hyperthyroidism – An overactive thyroid increases your metabolism and can create irregular heart rhythms, weak muscles and consequently stress on the heart. This stress in turn drains the body of CoQ10.
If you haven’t started supplementing with CoQ10 you should seriously consider it. You’ll be blown away with the amount of energy you’ll have.
Another way to increase your energy is with short bouts of exercise using your own body weight. You can find out more about this type of exercise by going to www.kevinfurey.com
All the best,