Code 530 -- Pure Co-Q-10 - 60 x 25 mg. - $9.25 Availability
o-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...
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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.
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 QuotesDr. 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)