Diabetes is a serious disease. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It can be managed with exercise, diet, insulin, and other drugs to control blood sugar levels.
Coenzyme Q10 for Prevention and Adjunct Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes
In a 2017 article in the British Journal of Diabetes, Dr. David Mantle, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Royal College of Pathologists, makes the following points about the use of Coenzyme Q10 supplements to prevent and treat type-2 diabetes:
- CoQ10 depletion has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetes.
- Coenzyme Q10 plays important roles in both mitochondrial bio-energetics and in antioxidant protection against oxidative stress.
- Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 can significantly improve glycemic control.
- Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 can improve vascular dysfunction.
- Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 may be of particular importance in type-2 diabetics who have been prescribed statins.
- Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 may be of particular importance for patients with fatty liver disease.
- Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 is well tolerated, with no significant adverse effects reported in long-term use.
- The importance of the formulation of the Coenzyme Q10 supplement with respect to product quality and bio-availability cannot be over-emphasized.
Three Different Forms of Coenzyme Q10 Supplements
Coenzyme Q10 occurs in the body in three closely related chemical forms: