Skip to comments.UC Santa Barbara chemist goes nano with CoQ10
Posted on 07/24/2008 2:59:45 PM PDT by vietvet67
If Bruce Lipshutz has his way, you may soon be buying bottles of water brimming with the life-sustaining coenzyme CoQ10 at your local Costco.
Lipshutz, a professor of chemistry at UC Santa Barbara, is the principal author of an upcoming review, "Transition Metal Catalyzed Cross-Couplings Going Green: in Water at Room Temperature," which will be published in Aldrichimica Acta in September. In it, Lipshutz and post-doctoral researcher Subir Ghorai discuss how recent advances in chemistry can be used to solubilize otherwise naturally insoluble compounds like CoQ10 into water.
Never heard of CoQ10? Lipshutz says you're not alone. "If you don't know anything about it," Lipshutz said during a recent interview, "that's not surprising to me. Much of the public hasn't heard of it." But he's on a mission to correct what he views as a major oversight. "In a sense, I'm just a messenger. People need to not only know about CoQ10, they need to take it."
Like vitamin C, CoQ10 is a compound that's vital to our survival. It's a coenzyme that our cells synthesize, albeit in 21 steps, and it's in every cell. This contrasts with a vitamin, such as vitamin C, which is not made by the body. Both CoQ10 and vitamin C are "compounds of evolution," Lipshutz said. "Everybody accepts the importance of vitamin C. The reason the public does not fully appreciate it is that there's no Linus Pauling for CoQ10. There is no champion."
Pauling, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, was also an advocate for greater consumption of vitamin C. "CoQ is not really in that category of public awareness yet," Lipshutz said.
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My daughter’s neurologist recommended that we try this for my daughter’s migraine headaches.
We haven’t started using it yet.
Don’t know for sure but heard it’s good in large dosage for Parkinsons.
I added it to my vitamins a couple of years ago and have not been sick since—no colds, flu or anything else.
Make SURE it’s Ubiquinol and not Ubiquinone.
Ubiquinone is produced by fermenting inedible things such as tobacco leaves, for example.
Ubiquinol was created by the Japanese and is produced solely from plant sources dedicated to the manufacturing of it.
Plus, it takes approximately 1/3 the dosage of Ubiquinol to achieve the same blood levels as Ubiquinone.
Here’s a random article from a Google search:
For many years, I had mitral valve prolapse.
I started taking CoQ10 and a few years later, no one could find the MVP.
The doctors said they’d never heard of MVP just “going away” but it apparently did.
I also give it to one of my old dogs who has a heart murmur and it’s helped her dramatically.
Yes, compared to C.
Being on statins I take the Q-Gel type(better absorbed in lesser amounts) and it works out to about 37 cents a day.
It’s also a MUST HAVE for anyone taking cholesterol drugs such as Lipitor.
All statins suck it right out of your body and low CoQ10 levels can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other fun cardiac events.
In fact, Lipitor [after a lawsuit] starting adding a piddling amount of CoQ10 to to its pills.
Saw it written about at alot of sources especially for people on statins. Decided on my own. No gripes from any doctors yet.
Where is it available?
It’s quite cheap if you buy it at Sam’s Club.
I’ve been taking it 3 times per day for 8 years.
In July, 2000, a viral infection lodged in my heart. I grew weaker and weaker, my body felt like it was made of
lead, and I could barely climb steps. My sister pleaded with me to go to the emergency room, which I did.
I spent three days in intensive care. I didn’t have a doctor, so the woman doctor on call that day became my physician. (Months later, she told me that the medical staff at the hospital was amazed that I was still alive when I arrived at the emergency room). My heart was badly damaged, and behind the scenes, the powers that be were discussing the possibility of giving me a heart transplant!
Long story short, the doctor suggested I take COQ-10, and my heart function returned to normal, and it’s been normal ever since, and that was eight years ago.
In my case, COQ-10 was a cure for dilated cardio-mypathy.
Great stuff! I’ve been taking 200 mg a day for years.
So is CoQ10 in foods like potato chips, fried chicken, beer, cigars?
“So is CoQ10 in foods like potato chips, fried chicken, beer, cigars?”
lol. All of the above, especially beer & cigars.
A few years ago I spotted a car getting gas with the license plate "CoQ10". I spoke with the passenger who said that the driver had figured out how to synthesize CoQ10. But the car was in the Seattle area rather than California. Maybe he moved after this.
I've been taking CoQ10 for a while although not as much as I would like since it is still somewhat expensive.