CoQ10 and the Mediterranean diet

Your best health insurance

Have you taken your Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) today? That’s one of the first things I ask my each of my patients when they come in for an appointment. CoQ10 has been a fixture on my “Desert Island” list of supplements for years. Longer, even, than my other favorite-Pycnogenol(R). And I recommend it to everyone who walks into my office.

Here’s why:

It’s a super-powerful antioxidant that the body naturally produces. It’s present in every cell. And the primary job of CoQ10 inside those cells is to neutralize the “free radicals” that damage them.

Scientists believe this is how CoQ10 helps prevent health issues. The problem is, the body produces less CoQ10 as we age. And when you have a chronic disease, like diabetes, you also have less natural CoQ10.

That’s why it’s so important to take a CoQ10 supplement. And, according to a new study out of Spain, it’s also a great way to get even more benefits from a healthy diet.

Researchers found that when people who followed the Mediterranean diet and also took a CoQ10 supplement, they had lower levels of inflammation than people who only followed the diet. This may not seem very exciting. But it takes on a whole new meaning when you consider than some of the things inflammation can lead to. We’re talking heart disease. Cancer. Alzheimer’s. And those are just a few of the horrors it’s been linked to.

If eating a healthy diet and taking a simple CoQ10 supplement can cut your risk, it certainly seems like a no-brainer to me.

In case you’re not familiar with the Mediterranean diet, it emphasizes fresh fish, fresh vegetables, whole-grains, and olive oil. Sound familiar?

But my New Hamptons Health Miracle takes the Mediterranean diet to an even higher level. You benefit from foods from all over the world. Including MacNut oil, which trumps olive oil’s health benefits–hands down.

Add 300 milligrams of CoQ10 per day, and you’ve got the simplest–and least expensive–health insurance policy there is.