By Karin Krisher
In the deep recesses of the supplement industry, where we study nutrition and biology all day and taste test until our tongues can taste no more, most everyone knows of the beneficial support Coenzyme Q10 can offer. But outside of the industry, there’s less information, less understanding, and less access.
Are your patients aware of the many supportive qualities of this antioxidant supplement?* If you think that even one person might be missing out on that knowledge, there’s no better time to have a conversation about CoQ10 than during February, National Heart Health Month.
Start the conversation by talking about ATP. Most patients won’t be familiar with this molecule, despite familiarity with energy itself. CoQ10 is a vital nutrient for ATP formation, and ATP is the basic energy molecule used by every cell. *Understanding that basic relationship will help them understand the overall importance of CoQ10.
CoQ10 is recommended to support a whole host of bodily processes, from periodontal health to cardiovascular health.* Because CoQ10 offers support for circulation, physical energy, stamina, detoxification processes, carbohydrate metabolism and more, it’s the perfect supplement to share with your patients this month. *
CoQ10 is found in the highest concentrations in the mitochondria of “high energy” organs, like the heart, liver, brain, muscles, kidneys and pancreas. It also declines with age, making support especially relevant to geriatric patients.*
One of CoQ10’s most important supportive qualities is its antioxidant activity.* By supporting free radical neutralization, it supports immune system and heart health.* What more could you (or your patients) want in a cardiovascular support supplement?* Easy delivery?
DaVinci’s CoQ10 options provide that, too. We offer soft gels, chew melts, tablets, chewable tablets and ubiquinol in soft gel form. Kaneka QH™ ubiquinol is a very active form of coenzyme Q10 that can be easily assimilated by the body.*
Offering your patients plentiful choices will increase compliance should they choose to try a CoQ10 supplement. And, with all it has to give this Valentine’s Day, why wouldn’t they?
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