CoQ10 May Help Blood Sugar Management in People with Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic SyndromAccording to a new study daily CoEnzyme Q10 supplementation may produce a beneficial effect on blood sugar management and insulin in people with metabolic syndrome.

60 individuals with metabolic syndrome were randomly assigned to receive either a placebo or 100 mg of CoQ10 daily.  The study lasted 8 weeks.  Participants ranged in age from 40 to 85.  Individuals in the CoQ10 group saw significant improvements in insulin resistance as measured using the homeostatic model assessment HOMA-IR, serum insulin levels and beta-cell function measured using the homeostatic model assessment beta cell function HOMA-B.  Reductions in markers for oxidative stress and improvements in glutathione levels were also observed.  No changes however, were observed for fasting blood sugar levels, markers of inflammation or cholesterol levels.

CoQ10 is a cell oxygenator and aids in the transport of energy from cell to cell.  This keeps the body in an aerobic state of metabolism and provides a strong antioxidant benefit.

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a condition characterized by obesity, disturbed glucose and insulin metabolism and hypertension.  Metabolic Syndrome is also believed to increase the risks of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 Diabetes.

When searching out a CoEnzyme Q10 product make sure the product is processed through a natural fermentation process and is not synthetic.  Also make sure the product is the trans form of the CoQ10 which is the most active form and that the product contains no cis-isomers.




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