Yes. Practically speaking, everyone with some type of heart disease could benefit from taking a CoQ10 supplement. And this is not just hype.
There are tremendous amounts of clinical trials showing the benefits to the heart for taking coenzyme Q10, especially for those who have suffered a heart attack or have a family history of cardiovascular disease.
Even individuals with one or more risk factor for heart disease could benefit.
Our previous article Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 talked about all the heart health benefits of CoQ10 so we won't even mention them here.
In this article, we will focus our attention on the direct and indirect benefits of coenzyme Q10 towards heart health.
Here are what scientific studies have discovered on the health benefits of coenzyme Q10 for heart muscle protection.
Many health care professional (and we are one of them) would suggest that since you are "healthy", there's no reason to take it.
Without going into a philosophical debate, we don't believe that is a valid reason.
The purpose for healthy individuals to take supplements is not so much to as improve how they feel, but as a precaution against future health problems.
Coenzyme Q10 has been proven in many clinical trials to benefit the heart muscle.
Why is there less research done on healthy individuals than those with heart disease?
Because the results are more rapid and more revealing. From a research (and economic) standpoint, comparing a disease state to a healthy state is much easier to conduct than comparing a "healthy state" to a even more healthier state.
Using a simple example (albeit perhaps not a good example), why bother to check your oil level in your car at every other fill up (as recommended by most car manufacturers)?
Why not simply wait until the "low oil" light turns on? Because at that stage, your car's oil level is dangerously low and there may already have been some "damage" done.
Many individuals start to look after their healthy only after they suffer a major chronic disease like a heart attack. Let that not be you.
Again, just to be clear, we are also not saying that taking a CoQ10 supplement would or could prevent you from having a heart attack.
But to be sure, if you do get a heart attack, there is a better likelihood of a quicker recovery if your CoQ10 levels hadn't been low all those years.
Hmm, some scientist better do some research to prove this point...
Mounting evidence suggests potentially significant long-term benefits for taking coenzyme Q10 for heart health.
Even healthy individuals might benefit by taking 100 mg of CoQ10 supplement daily.
Those with one or more risk factors or have heart disease including high cholesterol, high blood pressure and/or diabetes may get greater benefit by taking 200 mg of coenzyme Q10 daily.
If you want to really find out all the benefit of this vitamin-like natural substance, see the unbiased article Benefits of CoQ10.