Q10 Demonstrates Powerful Protection for Your Circulatory System

Friday, June 08, 2012
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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The processes that lead to cardiovascular wear and tear and accumulation of plaque in the arteries are fairly well understood.  Finding safe and effective ways to prevent such damage is on the minds of researchers across the globe.  A new study shows that coenzyme Enzyme in its most active form that assists with biochemical transport and is considered an active constituent. Q10 can prevent and possibly help reverse many of the key factors involved with plaque formation in the arteries.

Q10 has been widely promoted for cardiovascular health for several decades, based on a variety of studies.  In the new study various mechanisms of Q10 activity in the circulatory system are documented, indicating that supplemental intake of Q10, which is known to increase levels in your circulatory system, may be of extreme value to cardiovascular health.

LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. , often termed “bad,” is vital to your health and transport of nutrition around your body.  It forms plaque only if it is damaged; i.e., oxidized by free radicals or toxins.  Because LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. specializes in transporting fat-soluble nutrients, it often carries packages of tocotrienol Specialized form of vitamin E. Powerful antioxidant showing positive benefits for cholesterol, cardiovascular, neurological health and cancer risk reduction. E, carotenes, vitamin K, vitamin A, and coenzyme Enzyme in its most active form that assists with biochemical transport and is considered an active constituent. Q10 on board.  These antioxidants can be called into action if the LDL transport vehicle encounters a hostile situation.  Of course, if you are lacking intake of fat-soluble antioxidants your LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. is readily oxidized, leading to accumulation in your arteries and increased risk for heart disease.

In the new study human endothelial cell cultures were exposed to oxidized LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. .  Q10 was shown to exert multiple benefits in this experimental situation that closely approximates what goes on in your circulation:

  1. Q10 demonstrated direct antioxidant activity, reducing the free radicals that were coming out of the oxidized LDL cholesterol Low-density lipoprotein. It is a group of lipids and proteins that allow lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides, and fat soluble nutrients (Vitamin A, D, E , K, Q 10, carotenes) to be transported with the water-based bloodstream. , in turn making it less like a time bomb that your body tries to sequester in your arteries so as to prevent it from causing a chain reaction of additional damage in your circulation.
  2. Oxidized LDL causes an increase in inflammatory nitric oxide (iNOS Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase. This enzyme influences genes located in the neuro-immune and cardiovascular system and provides immune defense against pathogens and contributes to disease progression including neurogenic inflammation (iNOS2). ) that triggers irritation and damage, as well as vascular constriction that leads to high blood pressure. At the same time oxidized LDL depletes the friendly nitric oxide (eNOS Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase. Type of enzyme involved with various physiological signals and maintenance activities with nitric oxide. ) that is needed to relax your arteries and keep the blood flowing to important places. Q10 did exactly the opposite, suppressing inflammatory iNOS Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase. This enzyme influences genes located in the neuro-immune and cardiovascular system and provides immune defense against pathogens and contributes to disease progression including neurogenic inflammation (iNOS2). , turning back on friendly eNOS Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase. Type of enzyme involved with various physiological signals and maintenance activities with nitric oxide. .
  3. Oxidized LDL triggers excess activity of the core inflammatory gene signal known as NF-kappaB Protein complex that controls DNA transcription and is involved with cellular responses to stress, cytokines, free radicals, UV radiation, oxidized LDL, and infections. , in turn causing adhesion molecules to be released by immune cells, a key process that causes oxidized LDL to stick to the walls of your arteries.  Q10 directly turned down excess NF-kappaB Protein complex that controls DNA transcription and is involved with cellular responses to stress, cytokines, free radicals, UV radiation, oxidized LDL, and infections. , blunting this critical step in plaque formation.

Q10 has long been known as a vital energy boosting nutrient for your heart.  This study helps explain other important mechanisms of Q10 activity toward the goal of better cardiovascular health.

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