Updated: Aug 31
Click Here to Watch the Video! Discover why I love CoQ10 10 and it's amazing benefits. I'm Dr. Julie McLaughlin from McLaughlin care. And today we're going to be talking some CoQ10, so what is CoQ10 is co-enzyme Q 10 and is a water soluble. Vitamin is produced when we make cholesterol in our body and is also found in the mitochondria of our cells, which is really the powerhouse of our cells.
So we want boost up our little energy. We want to boost up our mitochondria and we can do that with CoQ10. So people can be deficient from CoQ10 for a few different reasons. One and the primary reason is genetics. You may just not have the right genetics or genetic mutation to that. You. Can make enough CoQ10, that your body needs.
The other causes can be, if you're taking a medication like a statin or a beta blocker, they can stop up to 50% of production of CoQ10. That's why some people who take statins get muscular skeletal, aches and pains, because they don't have enough CoQ10 and supplementing with CoQ10 can really, he help minimize the side effects of those medications.
If you're a vegetarian, you might not get enough in your food. If you're over the age of 50 CoQ10 is really needed. So when we look at the optimal ranges in our blood, if you're going to be at risk and you take a blood test of how much CoQ10 you have, if it's less than 0.07, you're at risk.
Remember for functional medicine, we want it in the optimal rates. We want it greater than 1.4. So what can CoQ10 support? It helps with treatment of heart failure and cardiovascular disease, which is amazing. It helps improve fertility. So it helps with sperm motility and with egg production, it reduces headaches and even migraines.
It helps with the younger skin. It helps with lung health, brain cell protection, even dementia. It helps improve exercise performance. It gives you a lots of energy. And it is a blood sugar support. So CoQ10 overall has a lot of benefits. Now we can get CoQ10 in some of the foods we eat like organ meats, heart liver, kidneys, if you're into the carnivore diet, especially, but some of the muscle meats like pork and beef and chicken also have CoQ10, some of the fatty fish that we eat and a few vegetables, spinach, cauliflower, and broccoli, oranges, strawberries, and then some nuts and seeds, Sesame seed and pistachio.
But most people are gonna need to supplement with CoQ10 tend to get an adequate level that they need. So there's two types of CoQ10 ubiquinone, which converts to Ubiquinol when all, so there's always a big controversy on which, form is better. And I've seen it for both sides. So if you have a preference of one or the other go for it, but either way, you're gonna get a good absorption from the CoQ10 just so you know, there's no major side effects with CoQ10 and we don't store it in our body.
So we do need to take this on a regular basis. If we're deficient, if you haven't subscribed yet to our YouTube channel, check it out at McLaughlin Care. How much CoQ10 should you take, so you should be taking a hundred to 300 milligrams per day in a split dose with a meal, especially it's good. If you eat a little fat with that depending on your extent or your deficiency, you can start with a hundred milligrams and work your way up.
If you're taking a pretty good dose of statin, you might need to take all the way up. 300 milligrams. So performance athletes will take up to 600 milligrams a day. And in, within one week you will notice a change in your energy. They've done studies with a max dose of 800 milligrams with no side effects.
So no worries there. That's it for CoQ10. So be sure to subscribe and share if you enjoyed this video and we'll be seeing you next time at McLaughlin care.