How CoQ10 plays a role in heart health

Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10) is a chemical found in nearly every cell of your body. It acts as an antioxidant to reduce damage to cells and neutralize harmful free radicals—unstable molecules in your body. CoQ10 also plays a prominent role in energy production. It is currently one of the most-taken dietary supplements in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health who report that millions of people use it to augment their natural supply of this vital nutrient.

Low CoQ10 levels may be an indication of heart disease. Raising your CoQ10 levels can be an effective strategy in improving your heart health and reducing your risk of heart attack, heart disease or stroke.

Here’s a look at CoQ10 and the role it plays in keeping your heart healthy.

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If you’re finding it hard to distinguish the fact from fiction about dietary supplements and their role in maintaining heart health, talk to your doctor. You can find a Providence cardiologist using our provider directory. Or, you can search for a primary care doctor in your area.

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

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