Co Enzyme Q-10: Who Should Take it and Why

By Carol Blair, BS, DiHom
507094075 (1)It seems that some people are unfamiliar with CoEnzyme Q-10 (aka CoQ-10), so let’s talk a little about this important nutrient cofactor.

CoQ -10 is naturally produced by the body and is used by the mitochondria of every cell for energy production especially for the heart where it helps supply uninterrupted energy and increases the heart’s ability to contract. High amounts of CoQ-10 are also found in the kidneys, liver, and pancreas.

A six-year longitudinal study at the University of Texas found that individuals with congestive heart failure who were given CoQ-10 had a 75% survival rate compared to only 25% in the placebo group.

Cancer patients do better on CoQ-10 as well because it helps oxygenate the cells. Studies show improved survival rates, better energy, and less damage to the DNA when undergoing chemo.

Our potential to make CoQ-10 decreases with age. Additionally, statin drugs interfere with your body’s ability to make it; therefore, I recommend anyone taking a statin drug and most of us over the age of 55 to consider taking at least 100 mg per day.

Dairy Products Tainted with rBGH

By: Carol B. Blair, BS, CNC, DiHom
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Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) is injected into cows to increase milk production. It is a synthetic version of a natural hormone produced in a cow’s pituitary gland. This artificial version was developed by Monsanto from genetically-modified E. coli bacteria.

This hormone has been banned in 30 countries including Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia, Argentina, and New Zealand because it is considered unsafe. In fact, as far back as 1999, the UN Safety Agency unanimously ruled NOT to endorse its safety which has resulted in a ban on US milk internationally.

Studies have linked it to higher risks for cancer including prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer in humans. However, in the United States, where many believe our nation’s health is less important than profits, it remains on the market.

Cows also suffer with increased mastitis, arthritis, and other health issues.

To avoid this risky hormone, look for organic milk and dairy products including whey protein or at the very least look for the words “No rBGH.”

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