CoQ10 May Help Combat Chronic Inflammation in People with Metabolic Disorders
Chronic inflammation is associated with the development of metabolic disorders and can make them worse after one has developed. A recent study suggests that taking a CoQ10 supplement may help improve chronic inflammation in people with metabolic disorders.
For this analysis, researchers examined nine studies with a total of 428 participants. Five of them took place in Iran, two in China, one in Australia, and one in Korea.
After examining the data, the researchers determined that taking a CoQ10 supplement significantly decreased levels of the pro-inflammatory marker TNF-alpha. However, they found no associations between CoQ10 supplementation and the inflammatory markers IL-6 or C-reactive protein.
The researchers noted that the short intervention period, different dosages between the trials, and the small participant size mean that more trials should be undertaken to determine the exact effects of CoQ10 on inflammatory markers.
Researchers from Sichuan University in China conducted the study. It was published on January 26, 2017, in Plos ONE.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that fuels the pumping of blood to and from the heart, and protects cells from being damaged and destroyed. Previous studies have linked CoQ10 with improved cognitive health and reversing the effects of aging.
After the age of 20 our bodies become less capable of naturally producing CoQ10. If you want to increase your CoQ10 intake, try adding oily fish, organ meats such as liver and hearts, and whole grains to your diet. You might also consider taking a high quality, high potency supplement. Be sure