How Can CoQ10 Injection Benefit?
We’ve been talking about CoQ10 IM injections quite a bit here at VIVA Wellness, as Founder Jennifer recently has experienced a new appreciation and intrigue for their function. Jennifer was born with a common congenital anomaly called a Patent foramen ovale (PFO), basically a hole within the heart structure—this is something that about 25% of the population has. This hole caused a stroke in 2019, which prompted the insertion of a medical device to close the hole. It’ll be of no surprise to you to learn that Jennifer is an incredibly healthy and in-tune person, so this has been well managed and monitored by her healthcare team. Jennifer recently started to experience what she describes as an “extra beat” which is a slight palpitation—premature ventricular contraction (PVC). Again, these are monitored, are not deadly, and are triggered by factors such as stress, caffeine, and alcohol. Knowing of the benefits of CoQ10, Jennifer started receiving this as an IM injection, and after just three weeks of one injection per week, the PVCs have stopped. So what really is this powerful substance and how might it benefit you? Read on!
CoQ10, more formally known as Coenzyme Q10, is an antioxidant used by the body for cell growth and maintenance. It is naturally produced by your body, but levels naturally decline with age, which means that there is often a deficit that can be supplemented (MayoClinic.org).
One of the most effective ways to supplement this fat-soluble substance is through intramuscular injections (IMs). While there is a whole host of IM injections avilable at VIVA Wellness, we find that CoQ10 is an incredible, affordable add-on or standalone injection for a number of goals. Book an appointment here.
Is a CoQ10 injection right for you?
While you’re welcome to consult with any of our nurses on staff, as well as your physician to see if they’re right for you, we’ve seen (and research supports) great results for:
- Increasing energy
- Improving physical performance and/or increasing recovery time in athletes
- Migraine treatment
- The Mayo Clinic also suggests that CoQ10 is supportive of cardiovascular health including those with heart conditions (managing symptoms of heart failure, blood pressure, recovery in people who’ve had bypass and heart valve surgeries)
- Diabetes, insulin resistance, and blood sugar regulation
- PCOS (PCOSnutrition.com)
- Learning, memory, and Parkinson’s disease
- Skin health due to UV, wrinkles
We’re also confident in the positive impact of CoQ10 for facilitating lymphatic drainage, managing post-covid or Long Covid symptoms, and supporting the metabolic system (for weight loss).
Time commitment: 10-15 mins
Recommended frequency: weekly
Injection location: deltoid muscle OK (low volume injection)
Price: $25 (or purchase a package for a discounted price)
Immune health and the lymphatic system (whether or not we’re talking about COVID specifically) go hand in hand. So pairing a CoQ10 injection with any lymphatic drainage treatment would offer a supportive boost to your body’s ability to flush residual toxins or other influences negatively impacting the circulatory, respiratory and/or endocrine systems.
Can I get more CoQ10 through my diet?
Yes, but in comparison to the typical body’s need for it, supplementing is likely going to be the most impactful. You can, and of course consult with your medical team, consume more (Healthline.com):
- Organ meats: Heart, liver, and kidney
- Some muscle meats (ideally grass-fed): Pork, beef, and chicken
- Fatty fish: Trout, herring, mackerel, and sardine
- Vegetables: Spinach, cauliflower, and broccoli
- Fruit: Oranges and strawberries
- Legumes: Soybeans, lentils, and peanuts
- Nuts and seeds: Sesame seeds and pistachios
What depletes CoQ10?
Living in your human body means you have cells that require this for growth, so you’re already depleting it through normal cell function and turnover. On top of that, according to imofcny.com, you may see increased depletion due to:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Genetic defects in CoQ10 synthesis or utilization
- Increased demands of tissues because of disease
- Mitochondrial diseases
- Oxidative stress due to aging
- Side effects of statin treatments
- Stress increases the requirement for CoQ10
You can learn more about CoQ10 by chatting with our nurses or exploring the info here.
If you’re just starting a weight loss program or would like to, we’d welcome you to book a chat with our Nurse Practitioners about how to add CoQ10 for weight loss to your efforts or learn about other options that suit your unique scenario, be in touch here.
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