Coenzyme Q10 is a natural supplement that has been found to have many health benefits. Recent research has shown that the use of Coenzyme Q10 has been found to improve survival in patients who are suffering from heart failure, in which the heart fails to pump adequately.
A recent study from the European Journal of Heart Failure showed that people who take in Coenzyme Q10 and who have heart failure will have fewer hospitalizations and a decreased rate of death compared to heart failure patients who don’t take the supplement.
The study showed that taking Coenzyme Q10 lasted ten years long and tested patients with moderate to severe heart failure. The results showed that those who took about 100 mg of
Coenzyme Q10 three times per day had the following outcomes:
- They were less likely to die from any medical cause
- They were less likely to die from heart failure
- They were less likely to have any type of cardiac event, such as a heart attack.
Blood markers for heart failure decreased after just three months of taking Coenzyme Q10. The heart didn’t have to work as hard and, after two years, the patients who took the supplement had better measurements of the heart functionality when compared to those who took a placebo.
While most people know of the condition of heart failure, few people really understand what that means. In heart failure, the heart doesn’t stop beating but instead is unable to adequately pump the blood to the peripheral organs and has to work harder to get blood flowing. Think about it. The heart works 24 hours a day for your whole life, contracting and relaxing every second in order to pump enough blood to every organ in the body.