The Power Of Q10
Understanding of CoQ10 (Q10) requires dimensional thinking to illustrate how oxygen, hydrogen, mitochondria and Q10 work together in our bodies to provide tremendous efficiency.
Our body is really split up into two distinctly different cellular systems. We have an aerobic (oxygen mitochondrial) and an anaerobic (sugar fermentation) process in cells that allow us to produce energy in order to survive. The aerobic process is totally controlled by the health and numbers of mitochondria (a bacteria – virus) that lives within all our body cells symbiotically. We supply oxygen and fuel to mitochondria and they supply us energy. Mitochondria can live about 100 years in our cells if they receive the required nutritional assistance and understanding as opposed to the anaerobic cellular system which has a yeast – like lifespan of about 5 minutes.
Unfortunately human genetic chromosomes (DNA, RNA) have extremely short lifespan potentials without the help of the mitochondria with their capacity through movement to produce low toxic energy and pump cellular wastes (lactic acid) and other toxins from the cells.
The mitochondria aerobic DNA system with its own unique chromosome genetic potential is akin to a gearing system in our energy production cycles and facilitates keeping our cells efficient and clean during energy production processes by both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. An irrefutable fact is that better performing mitochondria will lead to better health and more efficient performance, slowing cell mutation and deterioration, hence ameliorating the ageing process of cells.
The cells mitochondria of our bodies create a chemical reaction that produces energy that then finally converts to an electrical delivery response similar to a set of points in our cars alled the ADP – ATP cycle. Between these two points emanates the intrinsic life force so necessary for efficient human survival.
During human lifetimes, keeping cellular electrical capacity at the most efficient levels reverberates back to cell efficiency while the cell is burning its food fuels. This relates to more energy and less wastes in the form of destructive free radicals. A free radical is energy that you no longer exert control over in cell mitochondria. Mitochondria DNA strands act like front line soldiers and in doing so soak up and immobilize six times more free radicals than our own nuclear DNA. Free radicals can potentially attack and mutate our fragile human genetic chromatic DNA chain and so obliterating our nucleotides (DNA ladder rungs).
When we are young our DNA strands are quite elongated but as we age due to constant free radical exposure DNA strands become folded. The more the strands fold the faster panic stricken cell DNA will accelerate the cell division process which automatically shortens human life. Keeping mitochondria healthy and efficient seems to be the most important critical aspect that can help shape and prolong human lives.
Good quality CoQ10 does contain the much sort after universal lifeforce which can be measured by electrical meters. Consistent daily doses of Q10 will boost mitochondria cellular electrical balance and slow mitochondrial death and deterioration.
The negative charged Q10 enzyme passes its charge readily to mitochondria thus bolstering human energy efficiency systems. If mitochondria become damaged or die in any part of our body then the same fate will occur to that body part.
There are various nutrients that diabetics should try and incorporate in their diet. Researches believe that L-Carnitine, Chromium, Vanadium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Milk Thistle all help in different ways to prevent the development of diabetes, as well as the powerful antioxidant
Clinical research indicates that CoenzymeQ10, like vitamin E, has a preservation role in the pancreas. The pancreas’ beta cells are prone to free radical oxidative stress which is heightened for diabetics when hypoglycemia and/or hyperinsulinema are drawn out. (1)
Overproduction of free radicals is a known cause of diabetes as well as vascular problems. Power antioxidants like Co-enzyme Q10 and vitamin E play a key function in supporting and protecting beta cells of the pancreas from harmful free radicals.
A randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial conducted in 1998 on 62 patients who had a history of hyperinsulinema during heart attack revealed some interesting results. When compared against placebo participants, the patients who were given Coenzyme Q10, showed reductions of their fasting insulin by 10.6%, reductions of their fasting blood glucose by 19.6 % and postprandial glucose readings of 12.6% from base line levels. These findings conclude that treatment with 120mg of Coenzyme Q10 may improve insulin sensitivity and hypoglycemia. (2)
It’s also important diabetics establish a relationship with their doctor or dietitian to work out a diet for their specific needs because what works for one person might not work for another.
© By John O’Neill
(1) Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on L-Arginine-Induced Acute Pancreatitis in Rat.
(2) Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial of coenzyme Q10 in patients with acute myocardial infarction.