Monday, October 26, 2020
Mitochondrial Health

CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q, Electron Transport Chain


CoQ10 is an enzyme that takes part in electron transport chain to make energy in our cells.
It is also a good anti-oxident.

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NIH on CoQ10

Kaiser Permanente on CoQ10 (doses inlaced for various needs.)

Mount Sinai on CoQ10

A good article. Avoided discussing the side-effects

CoQ10 Synthesis

Therapeutic uses of CoQ10

CoQ10 reduces the need for steroids in COPD and Asthma patients

No relation of CoQ10 levels and the intensity of COPD and Asthma (a counter point study.)


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24 thoughts on “CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q, Electron Transport Chain
  1. I’m So Grateful Brilliant Doctors like you take the time to thoroughly explain functionality and processes of vitamins,amino acids,enzymes,etc and how they can help fight illness or disease invading us.
    You are in the group of medical professionals that truly care for the lives of others to remedy or cure and not just to mask or manage. There’s no simple practice with how you practice medicine.
    Too many practice as simple as allowed never going further that what was learned in medical school or think outside the box.
    Thank You For Not Being in that category !!!!!

  2. Thank you so much for taking time to help us learn the importance of certain vitamins & how they react in our system.

    If you don't mind dr. as I'm sure you're very busy. Can you please explain importance of the supplement Spirulina. Just whether it's worth taking & if so, the health benefits.
    I have read many studies that point to evidence of lower triglycerides, liver fat (hepatic stetosis) immune health etc etc. Again, Greatly appreciate your input in teaching the mechanism of what these nutrients do.


  3. Wow.. I have been taking CoQ10, Alpha lipoic acid and L-carnitine together with Ginger and cayanne. Trust me, all my headaches, back and joints pain is gone. I feel much better. I have Peripheral Nerve Pain from Non-Freezing Cold Injury from the Army and I have seen significant improvement in my overall health. I'm not taking Q10 at bed time anymore. Thank you very Doctor.

  4. Amusing, educational and much appreciated. There was a moment 10 or 15 minutes into it, where I realized how much fun it looked like it was going to be and so I paused the video just long enough to run to the kitchen and get a snack to enjoy while watching!

  5. Thanks Dr been. Very valuable , and very good illustrations.

    Why don't you recommend inhaled corticosteroids ?
    Didn't hear your answer in the end.

    What is your thoughts on intermittent fasting ?

    It's been shown to lower inflammation , and replace damaged cells.

  6. Very informative, easy to understand… thank you! Is it beneficial to take fish oil with COQ10? I don't eat fatty meat, and do not have access to fresh salmon (or any fish) on a regular basis.

  7. Hi Dr Been, another in-depth and interesting lecture. I have severe fibro symptoms. The information you present is empowering and enlightening. Molecular biology is sooooo interesting.

  8. Are not ROS essential to our adaptation to stress. I am a bit reluctant to take Q10. I am thinking it will down regulate our own ability to produce Q10. By stress I mean things like hard physical training and severe illness. If I am right then at what stage would you take Q10. Also are levels reduced with age.
    Im not sure I would trust any research that states that statins are not harmful. I think a lot of researchers are paid by organisation with an interest in selling the stuff.

  9. Hey Doc, I am going to need a wheelbarrow for all these supplements now πŸ™‚ appreciated . I'le' delete this tomorrow so utub doesn't have a conniption,unless u say otherwise.

  10. Dr. Mobeen,
    Thank you for this video. You have a bad connection in your audio circuit. It cuts about three times an hour.

    I have many things to say.
    I have had heart surgery and I have been on lipitor. So my family doctor suggested Co-Q10 for fatigue. I took some 60mg ubiquinone. Maybe made me more tired. So I tried a 400mg ubiquinone. That put me back in the heart clinic. I got incredibly tired and my legs swelled up a lot. Much later my daughter gave me some ubiquinol. 100 mg. That was fabulous! Turns out ubiquinone is the dead battery of the co-q10 molecules whereas ubiquinol is the charged molecule. The ONLY people who should take ubiquinone are those people who DON'T need it. Certainly nobody over 40 should take ubiquinone. I agree with NIH on ubiquinone's uselessness. As in my case it could be harmful.

    We find Co-Q10 in many animal meats. But don't eat Rats! Theirs is Co-Q9.

    Some neurons prefer vitamin K2-4 over Co-Q10. I was on the road to dementia. My short term memory got really bad. Couldn't learn new music or remember what I just played from a book (I read music well). My wife got me some vitamin K2's for my broken leg to heal bone faster. I started with K2-7 but a month later I started the K2-4. Within a day my musical memory returned and the terrible fog in my head was gone. The fog was dead centered in my head approximately where the hippocampus is. Yes I could feel it!!!
    My wife tried the experiment 3 times on me and the K2-4 restored my short-term memory every time. I consulted Life Extension dot org. They told me they had a paper on that from 3 years before. I said I was going to tell everybody. Subsequent research published by NIH says that K2-4:is a fundamental brain nutrient (I had said that a year earlier cuz I was well familiar with its effects) supporting the maintenance of both white and grey matter. If we get it to our neurons before they die from hypoxia or lack of a functioning electron transport chain, some dementias can be reversed. So the timing is critical. Humans can make plenty of K2-4 from K1 cuz we have the genes to do it, but in diabetic patients with kidney weakness and radiation damage to certain organs from cancer treatment we don't make enough. And that is when dementia starts to set in. It is odd that in my professional work I got to investigate molecules for a place out on the UBC Campus in Vancouver. Back quite a few years before all this, I saw the Co-Q10 molecule schematic next to the one for the vitamin K2 family, I immediately wondered why they couldn't substitute for each other. That was a bit prophetic. Only K2-4 works that way for a Co-Q10 substitute. It seems that the electrical charge-carrying ability of the Co-Q and K2 families results from switching from an alcohol to a ketone, and back, in the heads of these molecules, but the location in the body where they work seems to be selected by the tails of these molecules.

    Incidentally I really enjoyed your video on vitamin K and covid-19

    Also you mentioned blood thinners. Warfarin and coumadin are first-generation drugs. They work by stifling vitamin K recycling, effectively cutting down on its necessary carboxylating action. That's a really bad thing to do in my opinion. Much better to use a modern drug like rivaroxiban and it's friends. Warfarin and coumadin directly cause osteoporosis and atherosclerosis because they effectively limit the production of MGP. I saw what they did to my grandmother and so I refused to take those two drugs. And because vitamin K can promote blood clotting under some circumstances, taking any vitamin K supplements should be done in consultation with a qualified physician. My physician had a pretty wide grin when he heard about what K2-4 did for me.

  11. this explains why individuals take this supplement to help lower their blood pressure as it prevents and even heals their arteries to an extent. Do you all think that all stressors physical, emotional, chemical reduce coq10? Thank you for your time and efforts. Blessings to you and your family

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