A study presented at the Congress of Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology entitled “The effect of Coenzyme Q10 on morbidity in chronic heart failure”, showed that the nutrient CoQ10 can reduce mortality rates by half in patients with moderate to severe heart failure.
This was a long-term double blind placebo-controlled study split 420 European and Asian patients between 100mg of CoQ10 three times daily (202 people) and placebo (218). After two years 18 patients died in the CoQ10 group (9%), compared to 36 (17%) in the study group.
CoQ10 is concentrated in the mitochondria-the power plants of the cells–and plays a vital role in the production of chemical energy by participating in the production of ATP, the body’s “energy currency.”
by Dr. Earl Mindell