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Is your CoQ10 the real deal?


The Big CoQ10 Scam

Get the Scandalous Truth About One of
Today’s Best-Selling Supplements

     For very good reasons, a nutrient called Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has risen to be one of the top-selling of all nutritional supplements in the United States.  In part, that is because this substance—which is naturally plentiful in young people—drops off dramatically with age.  And boosting your CoQ10 levels by taking a supplement can reverse a multitude of age-related maladies.

What is CoQ10?
CoQ10 is a powerhouse nutrient that is similar to a vitamin.  It is found naturally in every cell of the body.  Your cells rely on it to produce the energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance.  CoQ10 also protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules.

Often, CoQ10 is called a medical miracle because it delivers so many health benefits.  This extraordinary natural substance has been proven to…

Strengthen your heart and keep it pumping strong
Boost brain power, improve memory and provide mental clarity
Provide cellular energy and effectively combat fatigue
Fight off harmful free radicals in the body, slow down the aging process and reduce wrinkles
Enable your body to burn fat more effectively
Support better vision and healthy gums

     As mentioned, your natural levels of CoQ10 start to decline after the age of 30.  By the age of 50, your CoQ10 levels may be too low to support optimal heart function.  By age 70, your levels can become so low they can actually speed up the aging process significantly.

This is why leading experts who are on the cutting edge of natural health say it’s critical to supplement with CoQ10 as you age.

The Statin Drug Scandal—And How CoQ10 Can Help

Currently, more than 1 in 3 adults over the age of 50 take a statin drug to lower their cholesterol.  But the truth is, these drugs can drastically deplete your CoQ10 levels.  If you’re taking a statin drug to “help” your heart, you are in fact slowly draining your heart of CoQ10—the very fuel it needs for optimal health.

One obvious solution is, of course, to supplement with the appropriate amount of CoQ10 to counteract the effect of the statin drug and keep your levels optimal for long-term heart health and vitality.

CoQ10’s Dirty Little Secret

You may be thinking—understandably—that the best choice you can make for yourself is to head straight to the store to purchase some CoQ10.  The problem with this is that most of these supplements are made with synthesized CoQ10.  Meanwhile, all of the research supporting the benefits of CoQ10 have been conducted with natural CoQ10.

That’s the dirty little secret you won’t find on CoQ10 labels.

Is Your CoQ10 Made from Tobacco Leaves?
Perhaps the worst part of this dirty secret is that most synthesized CoQ10 comes from a shocking primary source, and that is …tobacco leaves!

Most people don’t realize that 100% natural CoQ10 is usually no more expensive then synthetic CoQ10.  You just need to know how to look for it.

How to “Read Between the Lines” When Buying CoQ10

Discount brands, such as those found in drugstores or big box retailers, do a great job hiding the source of their CoQ10.  But here’s a fool proof “cheat sheet” that will help guide you:

  • Look for the words “trans-form” on the label.  Trans-form CoQ10 is identical to the CoQ10 produced naturally within the body.  If you read all of the studies on CoQ10, you’ll discover that every single CoQ10 researcher in the world uses only trans-form CoQ10.


  • Check to see if the CoQ10 is made using yeast fermentation, which yields the most effective, biologically active form.