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Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist


CoQ10 deficiency can cause Heart Diseases

CoQ10 deficiency can cause Heart Diseases, Heart palpitations and other heart diseases or heart failure is directly linked with the lack of CoQ10 in the body


CoQ10 deficiency can cause Heart Diseases

The mitochondria of eukaryote cells contain CoQ10, which cause the ATP in our body to release energy. Also known as ubiquionone, coenzyme Q, ubidecarenone or Vitamin Q, CoQ10 when deficient in our body can cause different illness like cardiovascular diseases, headache, cancer, Parkinson’s disease and others.

A healthy heart:

Heart palpitations and other heart diseases or heart failure is directly linked with the lack of CoQ10 in the body, which is meant to maintain good functioning heart and healthy cardiovascular system. Difficulty in breathing, sleep disorder, enlargement of the heart and heart failure are the result of lack of CoQ10 in the heart muscle. Heart muscle disease, cardiomyopathy can lead to cardiac death is also thought to be linked with CoQ10 deficiency. On the other hand heart muscle strength increases and pumping action gets stronger as CoQ10 levels increase in the muscles.

How to avoid CoQ10 Deficiency?

It is important to include CoQ10 in our diet. One of the best solutions to avoid CoQ10 deficiency is to make it part of your regular food intake. Here are the best food based sources of CoQ10:

Nuts/ legumes:  hazel nuts and walnuts, Peanuts, almonds, sesame seeds

Meat:  chicken and liver, Heart, pork, beef,

Fruits:  apple and strawberry, Grapes, avocado,

Fish:  sardines and mackerel, Hoki, Salmon, tuna,

Oils:  coconut and sunflower,soybean, olive oil,

Vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli, parsley, spinach

The obvious solution:

CoQ10 levels usually start to decrease when a person increases in age, usually starts at 40. There are supplements special for this purpose which are rich in CoQ10 and provide the right amount of it to the muscles of the body, which have been proved through studies to increase CoQ10 in the heart muscles and reduce the heart infirmities and other cardiovascular diseases. Consulting your doctor is very important before you use the supplements. Manufacturer is also very important to be kept in mind. The product must be well purified and contaminant free and there must be no additives like sugar and starch in it. To make this sure, the product must be GMT complaint. You can also get all the benefits of Omega-3 and CoQ10 combined if are able to find out and consume the supplement that combines the CoQ10 with fish oil.


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