Findings Support the Remarkable Effects of CoQ10 in Fighting Melanoma, Diabetes, Endothelial Dysfunction, and More!

Excerpted from the Life Extension Foundation magazine

Strengthening the Body’s Immune Response

Because CoQ10 enhances the ability of immune cells to disable invading pathogens, scientists believe it may benefit people confronted with various challenges to the immune system, ranging from allergies to HIV infection.

Some scientists describe allergies as conditions in which the body’s immune system reacts to generally harmless substances as though they were dangerous invaders. Researchers have demonstrated that people with asthma related to allergies have decreased blood levels of CoQ10, leading them to suggest CoQ10 supplementation as a way to modulate allergic conditions such as hay fever. Researchers in Texas similarly encountered low CoQ10 levels in people suffering from rhinitis and other allergies; they believe that further studies may elucidate a role for CoQ10 in managing a wide array of allergy syndromes.

Individuals suffering from active HIV infection are often vulnerable to a range of infections due to their weakened immune function, and typically demonstrate diminished levels of CoQ10. Supplemental CoQ10 at a dose of 200 mg daily has been found to help improve the ratio of beneficial T-helper immune cells to detrimental T-suppressor immune cells.

A recent report suggests another potential role for CoQ10 in patients with HIV. A drug commonly used to treat HIV, called zidovudine or azidothymidine (AZT), is associated with the potential side effect of muscle disorders. In 2005, Australian researchers reported a case history in which CoQ10 treatment relieved zidovudine-associated muscle disease. The resolution of the patient’s myopathy allowed him to continue receiving treatment with zidovudine.

These studies suggest that CoQ10 may provide valuable assistance to people battling various allergic conditions, as well as enhanced immune support for HIV-infected individuals.

This article also discusses how CoQ10 can help melanoma, photoaging, prostate and breast cancers, blood glucose and diabetes, endothelial dysfunction, Parkinson’s and neurodegenerative diseases, migraines, vision, dental health, and male fertility. Click here for the full article.

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