Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death amongst men and women worldwide. More people die from heart disease than cancers combined. Which is roughly 17 million people per year. This is due to arterial plaque caused by poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity, and smoking. By making making lifestyle changes such as following a healthy diet, staying active, and reducing or even eliminating use of harmful substances such as tobacco and alcohol, individuals can reduce their chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
It may be possible to cut heart disease deaths in half, say researchers in Sweden. A Swedish research study, published in the International Journal of Cardiology, found that by combining Selenium and CoQ10, mortality rates from cardiovascular diseases were reduced by almost 50%.
Selenium is one of only a few supplements to hold Qualified Health Claims with the FDA: Selenium may reduce the risk of colon, prostate, bladder, thyroid and other cancers. Selenium is an essential mineral with antioxidant benefits that supports many other areas our health, including cognitive function and immunity.
Benefits of COQ10
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is found in almost every cell in the body. Your body actually makes its own CoQ10 so that your cells can use it to produce energy needed for your growth and maintenance.
CoQ10 and Selenium work together to improve cell efficiency. CoQ10 helps protect the outer membrane (mitochondria) of sick cells, thereby making cells more efficient at releasing energy. Oxidative stress is known to accelerate the aging process and chronic disease, and both CoQ10 and Selenium have been well known by researchers for their ability to protect people, especially the elderly. As we reach age around 80 years or so, almost half the mitochondria in our cells have been depleted. CoQ10 is known to replenish the compounds in the mitochondria thus giving a boost in energy output, because the human heart requires so much energy it is easy to see why CoQ10 is so beneficial.
So astonishingly that after 10 years of taking CoQ10 and Selenium you will reduce your risk of a heart attack, strokes, or heart failure by 49%.