Co-Q-10 - Clinical Studies
Code 530 -- Pure Co-Q-10 - 60 x 25 mg. - $9.25 Availability

Co-Q-10, 60 Tablets Co-Q-10 - the abbreviation for "Coenzyme-Q-10" (or "ubiquinone") is a fat-soluble vitamin that is central to the body's production of energy. Co-Q-10 has an interesting history: it was discovered in 1957 by Fred Crane, M.D., from the University of Wisconsin, who isolated it from beef hearts. The research was carried out by Dr. Karl Folkers, who became interested when his next-door neighbor with terminal metastatic lung cancer started taking CoQ10 and had a complete remission (source: BC Cancer Agency).
Only recently has the importance of Co-Q-10 begun to become truly appreciated. Co-Q-10 is found in all vertebrates (animals with a spine) except rats, mice, and one known fish (the walleyed pike).
Our Co-Q-10 clinical study page presents just a few of the many studies which have been done, highly suggesting that Co-Q-10, as a supplement, has a proven place in the regimen of those concerned with...
  • Antioxidant -Co-Q-10 is a powerful antioxidant. It has the ability to decrease the amount of harmful free radical activity in the body (Grieb, P. Antioxidant systems - physiology and pharmacotherapy trends. Mater Med Pol 1992 24(4):217-222).
  • Aging - With age, illness, or environmental stress, Co-Q-10 levels decrease in the body, some researchers (Lee, WH et al. PhD, Coenzyme Q 10. Keats Publ., New Canaan, Connecticut 1987) have speculated that on account of its its ability to prevent mitochondrial damage coupled with its antioxidant properties, Co-Q-10 may well "play a fundamental role in decelerating aging."
  • Breast Cancer- Evidence exists that Co-Q-10 may be helpful in the treatment of breast cancer (Lockwood K et al. Progress on therapy of breast cancer with vitamin Q 10 and the regression of metastases. Biochem Biophys Res Commun Jul 1995;6;212(1):172-77). Patients should take note that there are contraindications with Coumadin and perhaps other blood thinners.
  • Cardiovascular health -Co-Q-10's ability to increase oxygen delivery and energy supply has been shown to be beneficial in clinical trials involving mitral valve prolapse, angina, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and congestive heart failure.
  • Memory / Alzheimer's -Impaired memory is believed to be tied to a lack of oxygen utilization by the brain. Clinical tests have shown that when administered for 4 to 12 weeks, Co-Q-10 has shown results in reversing the effects of Alzheimer's and memory loss.
  • Periodontal conditions -Alpha Omega customers have reported great success in an Omega III dentifrice / H3O combination. Co-Q-10 offers yet another approach for periodontal patients, or as one researcher put it Co-Q-10 "has demonstrated excellent results in clinical trials on periodontal disease... The studies have been positive in showing a speedup of healing time, reduced pockets, and improvements in other factors associated with gum disease" (Mayell, M. The Natural Health First Aid Guide. 1994. Pocket Booksj, NY, NY. p. 298).
A Word About Our Product: The kilogram price for Co-Q-10 is just out of this world. Jokes abound within the industry that with each purchase, the raw material suppliers should provide a complimentary mirror, razor blade, and snorting straw. (LOL ... Bad!) ... So, to differentiate their products and effective "cut" the actual amount of Co-Q-10, a large number of resellers add far cheaper ingredients and come up with names like "Co-Q-10 Plus" or "Super Co-Q-10" - when what they are really doing is "cutting the product." If you really need gingko biloba, or Vitamin E, or lecithin, or any of the other cheap ingredients that Co-Q-10 gets mixed with to reduce material cost -- buy them separately. Whether you get your Co-Q-10 from us, or somebody else, buy the real thing, the genuine article --- pure and undiluted.

Updated Lab Notes
Among a group of 75 American women with cervical cancer or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, a precursor to cancer, lower levels of Co-Q-10 were found in blood and cervical/vaginal cells, compared with 27 women with normal Pap smears. Another study among 200 French women with breast tumors, both malignant and benign, found reduced amounts of blood Coenzyme Q-10. And a later study of 21 Turkish women with breast cancer undergoing radical mastectomy found lower amounts of Co-Q-10 within the normal, surrounding tissue. In fact, four of the women had undetectable amounts of Co-Q-10. In light of a recent clinical study showing Co-Q-10 supplementation protects immune cells from DNA damage, Co-Q-10 certainly merits further study as a cancer preventive.
Correlation Summary:
  • Breast Cancer
  • Coronary Disease
  • Alzheimer's
  • Memory Loss, General
  • Aging
  • Periodontal Disease
Useful Web Links

The clinical value of Co-Q-10 has been well-established since the late 1980's, so the net has a variety of useful articles to more fully inform both practitioner and end user of its properties and applications:
Notable Quotes
Dr. Richard Passwater, Phd., reports in 'Whole Foods Magazine', November 2001, "Overall, I am aware of more than 800 prostate cancer patients who have been treated with CoQ-10, all with uniformly good results." In the same article, author and biochemist Wayne Martin noted successes with CoQ-10 treatment of breast cancer and Parkinson's Disease, especially with long-term usage.

"More recent findings substantiate the view that supplementation with CoQ10 can cause complete regression of tumors in advanced breast cancer, including one patient with numerous metastases to the liver." (Diamond)

"There has been some evidence that Coenzyme Q has efficacy when used in combination with other cancer treatments to ameliorate harmful side effects of those treatments (refer to proponent claims/beliefs section). However, it should be noted that it has not been proven that CoQ is effective as a cancer treatment in itself." (BC Cancer Agency)

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