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Medical Food Designed to Support and Protect the Mitochondrial Function of

Optic Nerve Cells in Patients with Glaucoma

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The Health Benefits of CoQ10

CoQ10 & oxidative damageCoenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a compound that helps produce the cellular energy that our bodies need to function. It is also an extremely powerful antioxidant. We produce it naturally and it is present in nearly every cell of the human body. It is most highly concentrated in areas of the body like the heart, kidneys, liver and lungs.

If you are deficient in CoQ10, it can have seriously adverse effects on your health. Getting adequate amounts of CoQ10 through food sources or nutritional therapy can give you the antioxidant support you need while decreasing your risk of serious diseases.

The Importance of CoQ10

CoQ10 has two important functions.

First, it plays an important role in helping to produce the energy our bodies’ cells need to function properly. The cells need CoQ10 to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is involved in energy transfer within the cells. If you think of ATP as your car’s battery, CoQ10 is the cable that links your car’s generator to the battery to keep it completely charged. A deficiency of CoQ10 means the battery will become depleted very quickly and your cells will not be able to function properly.

CoQ10 also has antioxidant properties and helps protect cells from oxidative damage from extensive amounts of damaging molecules called free radicals. Lacking an adequate reserve of CoQ10, the body cannot neutralize these free radicals. Problems like inflammation, tissue damage and cell death can occur from oxidative stress. Since the macula is the area of eye that requires the most energy production — and due to the high metabolic activity in the retina and macula region, which produces a large amount of free radicals — adequate CoQ10 is very important for retinal and macula health.

Health Benefits of CoQ10

Evidence suggests that CoQ10 may specifically help in the following ways:

  • Support and protect the health of the retina and macula
  • Improve symptoms of congestive heart failure
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Aid recovery after bypass and heart valve surgeries
  • Ease muscle weakness from taking statins
  • Decrease frequency of migraine headaches
  • Benefit people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • Improve physical performance in exercise and sports

Sources of CoQ10

As mentioned, our bodies naturally produce CoQ10. But our ability to produce the compound naturally declines with age. Certain medical conditions like heart disease and some drug interactions are also believed to contribute to the depletion of the body’s levels of CoQ10. The best example is cholesterol-lowering statins, which can diminish your body’s natural supply of CoQ10.

CoQ10 can be found in a wide variety of food sources, including pork, beef, chicken, fatty fish, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, oranges, strawberries, and certain nuts, seeds and oils. However, the amount of CoQ10 the average person gets from their dietary intake is usually not enough to offset the age-related decline in CoQ10 production and significantly change the levels of CoQ10 in the body.

CoQ10 Supplementation

Getting CoQ10 in the form of nutritional supplementation may be beneficial. Most supplements are usually tolerated quite well and have few side effects.

GlaucoCetin contains 100 milligrams of CoQ10, which is the recommended daily dose. Because GlaucoCetin is water-soluble, it is absorbed much better by the body than other forms of CoQ10. This means you get to experience the benefits of CoQ10 quicker.

For more information about GlaucoCetin or the benefits of CoQ10 nutritional supplementation, please contact Guardion Health Sciences today.

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    The Precursor Compound (Glaucohealth™)* was Proven in Clinical Trials, at World-Renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, to Reverse Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Glaucoma Nerve Cells

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    First Medical Food developed specifically to Reverse Damage to Glaucoma Nerve Cells caused by underlying Mitochondrial Dysfunction

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    Comes in Powder Form for Maximum Absorption

*The Precursor to GlaucoCetin, Glaucohealth™, and all related formulas created by Dr Robert Ritch were acquired by Guardion Health Sciences in the second quarter of 2018 and subsequently renamed GlaucoCetin.

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– GlaucoCetin is the first vision-specific Medical Food designed to support and protect the mitochondrial function of nerve cells in glaucoma patients.

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