AIM COENZYME Q 10 ® cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure

AIM COENZYME Q 10 ®coenzyme q10

Every cell in your body contains coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), also known as ubiquinone. It is involved in the manufacture of energy in the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells. Since your heart is your most metabolically active organ, Coenzyme Q10 is naturally more concentrated in this organ. Your body produces it's own Coenzyme Q10, yet deficiencies are common, especially in patients with hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Low levels have been noted in 39 percent of patients with high blood pressure, and heart biopsies of cardiac patients show deficiencies of up to 75 percent when compared with CoenzymeQ10 levels in normal heart tissue. Not surprisingly, supplemental coenzyme Q10 has astounding effects on the heart. One of my patients, 24-year-old Bill, was admitted to the hospital with severe cardiomyopathy, or degeneration of the heart muscle. His lungs were filled with fluid and his heart rhythm was completely erratic. His ejection fraction (an indication of the heart's pumping capacity) was only seventeen percent (normal is above 50 percent). Bill's prognosis was dismal---only half of the patients in his condition survive one year. On my recommendation (not that of his cardiologist, who wasn't even familiar with this nondrug therapy), Bill started taking large amounts of Coenzyme Q10, as well as other nutritional supplements. Much to his doctor's surprise, he fully recovered. He was able to finish his college and is now leading a normal, productive life. He has not activity restrictions, nor is he taking any medications. The medical literature is full of studies documenting similar "miraculous" recoveries in patients with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure after taking coenzyme Q10. A number of important studies confirm the value of Coenzyme Q10 in controlling hypertension as well. In a 1994 study conducted at the university of Texas, Dr. Peter Langsjoen and colleagues treated 109 hypertensive patients with an average dose of 225 milligrams of Coenzyme Q10 daily, in addition to their prescribed drug regimen. 9.4 percent were found to have "highly significant" improvements in their diastolic function and the integrity of the left ventricular wall of the heart, the most affected by hypertension. Most physicians are still in the dark about Coenzyme Q10, even with sufficient evidence showing that low tissue levels of this coenzyme are linked to cardiovascular disease. Coenzyme Q10 has tremendous clinical value in the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and mitral valve prolapse. I have seen excellent results with this supplement and absolutely require my hypertensive patients to take it in a dose of 180 to 200 milligrams per day. Coenzyme Q10 must be taken with fat for proper absorption. Take it with a meal that contains a little healthy fat, or purchase oil based Coenzyme Q10 gelcaps or chewable Coenzyme Q10 wafers that contain a small amount of fat. Be patient---it may take four to twelve weeks before the effects of Coenzyme Q10 are noticed".
(AIM CellSparc 360 gelcaps contain the necessary fat.)