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Are There Eye Health Benefits of CoQ10?

Living a healthier life has become a goal for most people in the country. Society is making a conscious effort to eat better foods with more nutritional value, and the missing ingredients are being fulfilled with supplementation. An antioxidant that has been growing in popularity is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 offers several benefits for whole-body health that helps with energy production for cell growth and maintenance and the protection from harmful molecules. While the body produces the antioxidant naturally, the levels produced decrease with age.

CoQ10 DeficienciesCell Structure Diagram

CoQ10 can also be found in beef, soy oil, fish like sardines and mackerel, and peanuts. Though it is found in these sources and produced by the body, deficiencies can occur. CoQ10 protects the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells, and these are usually the first affected by health concerns. Individuals with diabetes, heart failure, and cancer have lower CoQ10 levels, and proactive supplementation can benefit those who have a risk of certain health issues.

CoQ10 Benefits

There are several benefits that CoQ10 provides, including:

  • Heart health
  • Gum health
  • Lowers fatigue and boosts stamina
  • Empowers other antioxidants
  • Blood glucose control

Eye Health Benefits

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Eye health is a recently discovered benefit of CoQ10. As stated, the mitochondria are the first to be impacted by health concerns, and eye health is no different. Oxidation in the retina begins with defective mitochondria, and oxidative damage is what instigates the decline of vision, especially with age-related eye health concerns. Proactive supplementation can help those who are at risk for or have early age-related eye health issues support long-term eye health.

CoQ10 is an important nutrient for protecting eye and overall health. Because the production of this antioxidant slows down with age, it’s important for patients with a risk of age-related eye health issues to consume more CoQ10. An eye health supplement aimed at proactively reducing the risk of age-related eye health that includes CoQ10 can offer your patients the best chance at improving and maintaining their eye health.

For a simple, patient-friendly explanation of CoQ10 benefits, check out the infographic.

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One thought on “Are There Eye Health Benefits of CoQ10?

  1. I have been taking 400 MG of CO Q-10 daily for about two years. About 10 years ago I had lasik done on my right eye for distance. I left the other eye alone so I could see up close. After taking CO Q-10 for about three months, I could see better with my left eye in the distance than I could with my right eye. Will never stop taking it. It is a miracle.

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