CoQ10 helps heal neurodegenerative disease: Study

Most of us know the value of CoQ10 for heart health.

Now a recent case report  has demonstrated that CoQ10 may be of value for reversing even extreme  neurodegenerative diseases. This case report involved a 75-year-old with what is  considered one of the most irreversible progressive neurodegenerative diseases  known: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s  disease.

Lou Gehrig was a New Yankee star who was forced to retire at age  35 due to his ALS. His farewell speech in completely-filled Yankee stadium in  1939 is one of sport’s most touching moments. Of course soon after that  memorable farewell speech, Lou died.

Though ALS occurs rarely, the life  expectancy for those afflicted with ALS is two to five years for  most. Why this case study is important

ALS affects the  skeletal muscular nerve impulses that control contraction and function. It may  start with chronic twitching, cramping, and muscular weakness. Then it spreads  to total muscular atrophy including the inability to eat, swallow, or breathe,  and slurred speech.

A Japanese medical scientist, unnamed in the reports,  allowed colleagues to do a clinical evaluation of CoQ10 for ALS on him. The  75-year-old scientist had been diagnosed with onset ALS in the year 2000. By  2005, it had progressed to the point of interfering with his most common mundane  activities.

Excerpt from the report: “(He) …  was treated with a highly bioavailable form of coenzyme Q10 (solubilized  ubiquinol, Tishcon Corp., NY), starting at 200 mg, twice daily for 4 weeks (at  which point he already experienced improvements), followed by 500 mg, twice  daily, and then back down to 200 mg twice daily…”

His improvements  were significant with most of his voluntary motor activity returning along with  restoring his grip. The rate of muscular weakening was lowered as well. The  unnamed scientist patient was still surviving and managing when the CoQ10 study was reported in The Open Nutraceuticals Journal of September  2012.

That’s pretty impressive for a progressive neurological disease  diagnosed when he was 70 and treated with CoQ10 when he was 75. He passed the  80-year mark in 2012. If CoQ10 treatment can do this for ALS,  what might it do for other neurological diseases such as MS (multiple  sclerosis), Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s diseases? Other CoQ10  neurodegenerative studies Studies performed on mice and dogs proved  that CoQ10 protected and reversed chemically induced brain and nervous system  damage by restoring brain and nerve cell metabolism.

It would be a little  more humane to experiment using a harmless supplement on humans already  afflicted with a neurological disorder than inducing those disorders on helpless  animals, but that’s science for you. The complete report with medical details can be linked from source (2) below.

The potent  antioxidant capabilities of CoQ10 are worthy of application for both heart and  brain/nerve health. Just make sure it’s in a very bioavailable  form.

Taken as directed it will help protect against neurological  disorders. And CoQ10 can be taken safely with larger doses for therapeutic  interventions on existing neurological maladies.


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Friday, January 11, 2013 by: PF Louis

Posted on October 31, 2013, in Health, Natural Medicine, Scientific Studies and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on CoQ10 helps heal neurodegenerative disease: Study.

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