There is a The outcome of a clinical trial is thought to have statistical significance, or to be statistically significant, if the outcome is likely not caused by chance at a given statistical significance level, typically at the 0.05 level. Statistically significant outcomes may or may not be clinically significant. ... Read more about this term reduction in the rate of Coenzyme Q10 bio-synthesis during the ageing process and in ageing-related diseases. Mice studies have given us reason to believe that there is a direct relationship between a longer and healthier life and Coenzyme Q10 function in the The mitochondria are the bean-shaped organelles in the cells. They are the key organelles with responsibility for the production of ATP energy molecules.... Read more about this term of the cells [Hernandez-Camacho 2018].
Human studies of Coenzyme Q10 status and healthy ageing
Professor Alehagen’s KiSel-10 study:
Four years of daily supplementation with 200 milligrams of Coenzyme Q10 and 200 micrograms of high-selenium yeast resulted in significant health benefits for elderly community-living study participants as compared to placebo supplementation [Johansson 2015]:
- reduced risk of death from heart disease
- better maintenance of heart function
- reduced risk of The Mayo Clinic defines heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure and/or chronic heart failure, as the failure of the heart muscle to pump blood to the body adequately. In other words, heart failure is not a heart attack, and it is not death from heart disease, which its name might seem to imply. Heart failure is a condition... Read more about this term
- increased vitality
- increased physical performance
- better quality of life
Professor Mortensen’s Q-Symbio study:
Ageing-related changes in the heart can lead to congestive heart failure, which is often a problem for older people. Two years of supplementation with 100 milligrams of Coenzyme Q10 three times daily resulted in significantly improved symptoms and survival in chronic The Mayo Clinic defines heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure and/or chronic heart failure, as the failure of the heart muscle to pump blood to the body adequately. In other words, heart failure is not a heart attack, and it is not death from heart disease, which its name might seem to imply. Heart failure is a condition... Read more about this term patients as compared to placebo supplementation [Mortensen 2014].
Professor López-Lluch study:
The plasma Coenzyme Q10 concentrations of elderly people were shown to be positively associated with levels of physical activity, with Coenzyme Q10:Cholesterol is one of the major fat-soluble compounds that is found in animal plasma membranes. It is necessary for life and is found throughout the body. It is carried from the liver to the tissues where it is needed by lipoproteins of which it is a component. Much of the cholesterol is transported in Low density lipoproteins (LDL). High levels... Read more about this term ratios, and with lower lipid oxidative damage [Del Pozo-Cruz 2014].
Professor Döring study:
Higher ubiquinol:ubiquinone ratios were significantly associated with increased skeletal muscle strength, indicating greater antioxidant protection from Coenzyme Q10 [Fischer 2016]. The protective effect of the Coenzyme Q10 is important because age-related loss of skeletal muscle strength is associated with physical disability, loss of quality of life, and death.
Professor López-Miranda study:
Long-term consumption of a Mediterranean diet supplemented with Coenzyme Q10 provides health benefits for elderly men and women and prevents the chronic oxidative stress that is associated with heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases [Gonzalez-Guardia 2015].
Professor Quiles study:
Alveolar bone is the term for the bone that contains the tooth sockets that hold the teethin place. Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 counteracts the age-related negative effects of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids on alveolar bone loss, a major feature of periodontitis [Varela-Lopez 2016].
Coenzyme Q10 as an anti-ageing therapy
Coenzyme Q10 must be regarded as the most important supplement for elderly men and women.
It is a substance that is essential for the process of cellular ATP (adenosine triphosphate) molecules are the high-energy molecules with easily broken phosphate bonds that release energy to the energy-requiring processes in the cells. Coenzyme Q10 is essential to the process of ATP production.... Read more about this term energy production. It is an important fat-soluble Antioxidants are substances that protect the cells and lipoproteins against the harmful effects of free radicals. They are substances that prevent the oxidation of other molecules and compounds. There are two broad categories of antioxidants: enzymatic and non-enzymatic. Non-enzymatic antioxidants are substances like Coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, and various carotenoids. Prominent enzymatic antioxidants include catalase, glutathione peroxidase,... Read more about this term. It improves endothelial function. It has anti-inflammatory properties.
There is evidence that adults produce less Coenzyme Q10 as they get older [Kalén 1989] and evidence that it is practically impossible to make up for the loss of Coenzyme Q10 bio-synthesis by careful eating [Judy 2018].
Daily supplementation with a well-formulated Coenzyme Q10 preparation can alleviate ageing symptoms and retard the onset of ageing-related diseases [Hernandez-Camacho 2018].
Del Pozo-Cruz, J., Rodríguez-Bies, E., Navas-Enamorado, I., Del Pozo-Cruz, B., Navas, P., & López-Lluch, G. (2014). Relationship between functional capacity and body mass index with plasma coenzyme Q10 and oxidative damage in community-dwelling elderly-people. Experimental Gerontology, 5246-54.
Fischer, A., Onur, S., Niklowitz, P., Menke, T., Laudes, M., Rimbach, G., & Döring, F. (2016). Coenzyme Q10 Status as a Determinant of Muscular Strength in Two Independent Cohorts. Plos One, 11(12), e0167124. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167124.
Gonzalez-Guardia, L., Yubero-Serrano, E. M., Delgado-Lista, J., Perez-Martinez, P., Garcia-Rios, A., Marin, C., & Lopez-Miranda, J. (2015). Effects of the Mediterranean diet supplemented with Coenzyme Q10 on metabolomic profiles in elderly men and women. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 70, 78–84. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glu098
Johansson, P., Dahlström, Ö., Dahlström, U., & Alehagen, U. (2015). Improved Health-Related Quality of Life, and More Days out of Hospital with Supplementation with Selenium (symbol Se, atomic number 34) is a trace element that is an essential nutrient and an essential component of some of the most important antioxidants in the body, in particular the selenoproteins glutathione peroxidase, thioredoxin reductase, and selenoprotein P. Selenium is involved in the optimal functioning of the immune system. Professor Alehagen has pointed out that there exists a... Read more about this term and Coenzyme Q10 Combined. Results from a Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Prospective Study. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 19(9), 870-877. doi:10.1007/s12603-015-0509-9
Judy, W. V. (2018). Private communication.
Kalén, A., Appelkvist, E. L., & Dallner, G. (1989). Age-related changes in the lipid compositions of rat and human tissues. Lipids, 24(7), 579-584.
Varela-Lopez, A., Giampieri, F., Battino, M., and Quiles, J. L. (2016). Coenzyme Q and its role in the dietary therapy against aging. Molecules 21:373. doi: 10.3390/molecules21030373
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