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Why Are You Taking This Antioxidant?

Clinical trials have never found any significant benefits for Co-enzyme Q10. Don't waste your money! Read More

Q10

Q10 works for me very well and i'm 37.
Do you ever thought about taking chemotherapy, statin poison agents, (Hiroshima's radiation treatment) or some other exotically named scientific rat-poison''crap'' made by another pharma Co. with plenty of side effects.... 'And, plenty of exercise of course as you'll be very busy running for prescriptions to your doctors office and then back to your local chemist in order to collect your false patches$$$$$$
Hmmmmmmmm...

Only Nature can cure Nature, with some of our cooperation of course and other combined natural supplements.
Man can always create and maintain his artificial science which has been created by man, e.g. electronics, rockets, super tankers, cars, planes, etc.

The human body is a complex organic machine with combined chemicals, unknown activities and magnetically adjusting mysteries. It takes mother-nature to fix nature by natural products and extreme precision and balanced combinations, Thus it's not an easy task to unveil and herald false news, since most times clinical trials are take place in the wrong environment, as most doctors don't really care about the human psychological conditions and harmony.

So, your ''professional'' conclusion in regards to Q10 is totally wrong and Primitive!

A good quality Q10 is your body's multiple fixer.

Somebody missed the paragraph about the placebo effect.

Somebody missed the paragraph about the placebo effect.

*sigh*

If CoQ10 doesn't cross the blood brain barrier, (and it doesn't) then it cannot do anything to effect aging. "How you feel" has many variables. It's anecdotal and thus doesn't serve as proof of a drug's efficacy.

If "Only Nature can cure Nature" then why did human kind CONTINUE to search for cures and medicines while herbal medicine was the norm? The answer is simple: Too much of "natural medicine" simply didn't work well enough, with enough efficacy or with enough consistency to reduce suffering and save enough lives (if you really consider herbs etc to be any more "natural" than any prescription, if something CHANGES your physiology, it's a chemical and a drug, no more safe than anything in a prescription bottle.) In other words, if "natural" medicine" (much of which has been practiced for ages) worked well enough, we wouldn't have CONTINUED to search for better, more efficacious, more consistent medicines to treat our pain, our illnesses and often prevent our early demises.

Of course, SOME "natural" remedies work, usually for self limiting situations, but too many have been proven to simply be quack cures. St. John's Wort is one which comes to mind (if it DID do what it was supposed to do, it would be a potent Mono Amine Oxidase Inhibitor, and a VERY dangerous herb) but it simply doesn't do anything significant, it's been proven. Now, CoQ10 has been proven to NOT cross the blood brain barrier, thus it doesn't do what is proclaimed to do either.

Accepting real evidence based, peer reviewed data is a skill that serves one well in one's life. But, that damn placebo effect ("But, I FEEL good, so this stuff MUST work!") is almost as potent in some people (not all) as to make the quack industry going. Anecdote is not proof and testimonials are not evidence.

Benefits of Coenzyme Q10

Many doctors believe that Coenzyme Q10, as an antioxidant, promotes heart health and reduces high blood pressure. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/coenzyme-q10

Heart disease is the leading cause of death. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm

And heart health and brain health are often linked. For example, high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke.

Primary dietary sources of CoQ10 include oily fish (such as salmon and tuna), organ meats (such as liver), and whole grains.

Blood brain barrier

Hmm, I wonder if: 'A far better option is to induce the production of these factors within the brain by administering another' agent? Does an agent have to cross the blood brain barrier to be effective???

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Gary L. Wenk, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University.

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