If you are suffering from a disease that degenerates the central nervous system like Alzheimer’s disease or Huntington’s disease and you have read any natural remedy books, then chances are you have seen the suggested use of idebenone supplements to help alleviate the symptoms of your disease and possibly repair some of the degeneration.
That would logically lead you to wonder what in the world idebenone supplements are made of and how they might help. Read on for a little information about both.
Antioxidants are a vital part of your ability to live a long and healthy life and idebenone is an antioxidant that you can buy in the form of a supplement. Idebenone supplements are said to increase your brain energy and rejuvenate your system. It is important to note that idebenone supplements are synthetic forms of coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 helps the energy production in your body and helps the heart perform more efficiently.
There is a silent cancer causing agent floating around in your body. You hear about them all the time in beauty commercials but chances are you never really realized that this is what they are. They are called free radicals and they are helping to deteriorate your other cells, your skin quality and your health. Free radicals are molecules that are missing an atom. Because they have this missing atom, they float around your body looking for fully formed cells that they can leach off of. They attack your perfect cells and steal their missing atom from them, which leaves your cell damaged and can result in aging and cancer.
Antioxidants pair with free radicals and supplement the missing atom. Because they do this they stop the free radical from floating around your body looking for cells to attack. This stops the further damage to your cells and helps you prevent aging skin and cancer.
Because idebenone supplements are composed of antioxidants, taking them means you will have more free ranging antioxidants in your system to help fight the free radicals. That means that fewer of your healthy cells will get damaged. Antioxidants are also found in the foods we eat like tomatoes, blueberries and other fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, many people do not eat enough antioxidant rich foods to make a significant difference in the rampant growth of free radicals, so supplements are always welcome.
If you take statins to lower your cholesterol (your LDL cholesterol) the coenzyme Q10 could be negatively impacted by the statins and that could result in your heart not getting the full amount of energy it needs. It is important that you make an appointment with your primary care physician before you begin taking Idebenone supplements to make sure you are taking the right amount and that it is a suitable coenzyme Q10 substitute in combination with any statins you may be taking.
Unfortunately, there haven’t been enough studies to actually prove whether or not idebenone supplements are effective in the fight against Alzheimer;s disease, huntington’s disease or any other central nervous system disease of degeneration. In addition, it is unknown how this synthetic form of coenzyme Q10 stacks up when directly compared to the real coenzyme Q10. Your best bet is to consult your primary care physician before you begin taking the supplement and see if he or she suggests the use of Co Q10 tablets instead. In addition, if you are taking a statin, you should inquire about how that will affect the use of idebenone supplements or Co Q10. Your primary care physician may or may not suggest a change in the statin if he or she feels it is necessary.
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