MISSING PIECE — THE SUPPLEMENT YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT FOR A HEALTHY HEART
There’s probably nothing that hits closer to home when it comes to your health than your heart. It is inarguably one of the most important organs and pumps life throughout your body minute by minute, day after day.
So of course, a healthy heart is incredibly important, and you want to keep it that way. Outside of diet, exercise and genetics, one of the best ways to ensure a strong, robust cardiovascular system is through supplementation, and one of the very best ingredients for this is coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 for short.
What is Coenzyme Q10?
CoQ10 is a powerful, natural compound found throughout the human body — primarily in heart and muscle tissue. In nature, CoQ10 can be found in meat and fish, as well as nuts, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and soy.1 CoQ10 is fat-soluble and vitamin-like, with the ability to convert food into energy. Finally, it is also an antioxidant that protects the body from the harmful effects of free radicals.2
Not surprisingly, CoQ10 is one of the bestselling supplements on the market. And researchers believe it may significantly benefit those suffering from certain cardiovascular diseases by reducing the risk of repeat heart attacks, improving blood pressure, and combatting the effects of cholesterol-controlling statin medications (which a projected 38.6 American adults alone are taking, as of 2016).
Unfortunately, as we age, natural levels of CoQ10 in the body begin to decrease, starting around age 20.2 After diet, exercise, stress management and sleep management, supplementation is one of the most recommended ways to keep your heart healthy. But not all supplements are created equal, so here are a few things you should look for when choosing a CoQ10 supplement.
First things first, you need to understand that there are two forms of CoQ10 — ubiquinone and ubiquinol. While ubiquinone is more readily available, it is the oxidized, inexpensive form of CoQ10, whereas ubiquinol is the bioidentical version of CoQ10 found in the human body and is more easily absorbed. Studies suggest that ubiquinol is far superior, and the human body benefits the greatest from supplementation from this form of CoQ10. For a healthy heart, look for ubiquinol on the label.
Next, consider a supplement’s effectiveness. When you supplement with CoQ10, you want to ensure your body is absorbing as much as possible for the best results. BioPerine®, a natural compound found in black pepper, has been proven to increase the absorption of coenzyme Q10 in the body. In a double-blind, 21-day study, participants supplementing with CoQ10 along with BioPerine were observed to have a 30% increased absorption rate over those who took CoQ10 alone.
Biopro-Q™ is the best coenzyme Q10 product on the market. Using the most effective form of CoQ10, ubiquinol, combined with BioPerine® for maximum absorption, a healthy heart is just around the corner. Get yours today! Reader’s Digest Editors. (2016). Benefits of CoQ10: How Coenzyme Q10 Can Keep Your Heart Healthy. Accessed 10/2/2017. Retrieved from https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/coq10-benefits/.  Cleveland Heartlab (2015). CoQ10: What are the Heart Healthy Benefits? Accessed 10/2/2017. Retrieved from http://www.clevelandheartlab.com/blog/horizons-coq10-what-are-the-heart-health-benefits/.  Adedinsewo, D., Taka, N., Agasthi, P., Sachdeva, R., Rust, G., and Onwuanyi, A. (2016). Prevalence and factors associated with statin use among a nationally representative sample of US adults: national health and nutrition example survey, 2011-2012. Accessed 10/2/2017. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27505443.  Mercola (2011). Ubiquinol: This Form of CoQ10 Found Far Superior to One Typically Being Sold.Accessed 10/2/2017. Retrieved from https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/06/29/this-form-of-co-q-10-found-far-superior-to-one-typically-being-sold.aspx.  BioPerine®. (N.D.). CoQ10. Accessed 10/2/2017. Retrieved from http://www.bioperine.com/index.php/coq10.