A group of people with heart failure was studied to see how well they responded to COQ10 and other antioxidants. Patients had a 40% or lower ejection rate and had been diagnosed for at least six months. Daily dose of COQ10 was 350 mg. Pycnogenol was the antioxidant used in this study.
None in this group was taking statin drugs or supplements because of the impact on COQ10. Statins deplete this critical enzyme.
In this 12 week study the improvement level was very good for 86% of the participants and these included -
Ejection fraction increased by 22.4%
Quality of life issues improved from 43% to 54%
3.3 times longer walking distance on treadmill
Decrease in distal edema
Decrease in blood pressure by 8% both systolic and diastolic
Decrease in heart rate
Decrease in respiratory rate up to 8.25%
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