Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that is naturally produced by the body and used in a variety of growth and maintenance processes. In our Autumn 2021 issue, we took a closer look at the benefits and properties of this power-packed nutrient. How can it help you lead a healthier life?
New Harley Street trials on Revive Active
New trials that have been carried out in Harley Street clinic in the UK on Irish produced health supplement Revive Active has shown significantly improved energy levels, heart function and circulation.
Revive Active, contains 26 synergistically paired ingredients scientifically shown to maximise benefits for energy, heart function and circulation. But why do these pairings matter?
- The pairing of CoQ10 and Vitamin E provides high concentrations of antioxidants to protect the body and skin from free radicals.
- The pairing of Vitamin D and Magnesium is vital for normal muscular and cardiovascular function.
- The pairing of Selenium and Vitamin E help promotes and maintains a healthy immune system and can help reduce cholesterol levels.
- The pairing of L-Arginine with L-Citrulline promotes protein production in the body to enhance sperm production in men.
- The pairing of B-Complex Vitamins helps reduce fatigue and tiredness as well as promoting normal brain function.
- The pairing of D-Ribose helps combat chronic fatigue syndrome and has been shown to enhance athletic performance and speed up recovery.
The recent Harley Street trial recruited 20 participants, mostly practitioners. All those involved agreed to take Revive Active daily and to be tested monthly for four months. Harley Street natural medicine specialist Dr John Ogden, tested each of the participants for:
- Digital pulse analysis – to detect the resting rate of the pulse.
- Heart Rate Variability – to detect any presence of arrhythmia or estopic beats.
- Arterial stiffness – to detect any evidence of arterial hardening and risk.
- Blood pressure – to detect for artery damage and arterial occlusive disease.
After two months of taking Revive Active daily, almost all participants in the trial had shown significant improvements in energy, circulation and cardiovascular health. Other results included participants who said that since taking a daily dose of Revive Active; 100% claimed their immune system was stronger, 100% claimed their wellbeing had been boosted since, 90% had increased energy and 90% had better mental clarity and focus.
Helen Powell, a nutritionist aged 63 who was involved in the trials spoke about her results positively.
“I have an underactive thyroid and this affects my energy levels. I have noticed a marked improvement in energy and mental clarity since taking Revive Active. I like the Cardiovascular benefits that Revive Active brings. I like the fact that it is a synergistic blend of nutrients in a liquid form without the added fillers one finds in nutritional supplements.”
Louise Kitty Graham, a massage therapist who was also involved had been dealing with fatigue and impaired performance and noted that within two months, her symptoms were gone, she was easily jogging further each day as her overall oxygenation was improved.
Heart Friendly Fats
By Dr. Neville Wilson
There’s nothing fishy about Omega 3
Dr. Neville Wilson has studied and practiced medicine and surgery in several countries, and is a national and international speaker on health topics, with a particular emphasis on integrative and preventative medicine. He believes that the future of medicine lies in the field of Nutrigenomics, the science of nutritional regulation of genetic expression for health.
Thirty years ago, heart disease was relatively rare and unknown amongst the Greenland Eskimos, who enjoyed a generous dietary intake of oily fish, on a daily basis. Their frequent consumption of cold water salmon guaranteed them high levels of EPA and DHA, two types of Omega 3 fatty acids, in their blood and body tissues. This afforded them protection against heart disease and an array of other illnesses that are present in western society today.
We now know that omega 3 fatty acids, derived from uncontaminated sources, can reduce some of the health risks that may follow a heart attack. These helpful fatty acids can prevent the clotting of blood and stabilise plaques in the arterial walls and are demonstrably safer than aspirin. Omega 3 presents a safe and reliable alternative.
A plethora of studies have been conducted over the past three decades that clearly show the life sustaining and health preserving benefits of these ‘heart friendly’ fatty acids, not only in promoting heart health but offering numerous other health benefits as well.
Food for a Healthy Heart
By Olive Curran DipNT, mNTOI
Because Happy Hearts Make Happy Heads.
So Positive Life reader, let’s celebrate a long and healthy life by heading outdoors for some swift exercise. Breathe deeply and meditate to let go of stress and skip the stuff we know is doing us no favours.
Top nutrition tips for a healthy heart:
Switch to healthier fats: Reduce foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol and instead start including more avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, oily fish (salmon, sardines, and mackerel), nuts (walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts) and mixed seeds.
Introduce plant sterols: They help lower cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.
Increase fibrous foods: Wholegrain breads, pastas, quinoa, beans, lentils and oats.
Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables: They provide a multitude of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which have been shown to maintain a healthy heart and reduce blood pressure. Red and purple foods are particularly beneficial to the heart so choose foods such as tomatoes, blueberries, purple grapes, figs, raspberries, strawberries, cherries and red apples.
Take Eskimo-3 fish oil daily: It has been shown to lower triglycerides, balance cholesterol, regulate heart rate and make blood platelets less sticky, overall improving heart health considerably. Take just 1 teaspoon daily to reap the benefits.
“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” ~ William Londen
Looking after your heart is important, and it’s something that many people, no matter what age, must start to think about more. Alongside with exercise and eating healthily, there has been evidence to show that the amino acid L-Arginine can aid heart health.
Mr Sherif Sultan of University College Hospital Galway and the Galway Clinic emphasises the importance of nutrigenomics in maintaining cardiovascular wellbeing, identifying L-Arginine as a key compound. Nutrigenomics involves the study of the impact of foods and their constituents on gene expression.
The nutrients coenzyme Q10 and L-Arginine were Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, and the latter compound is regarded as a leading amino acid in cardiovascular repair and regeneration.
L-Arginine helps to reduce blood pressure and lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, otherwise known as bad cholesterol. Sultan says these two agents have “singularly led to cardiovascular cures, even in life-threatening situations, without the need for more invasive intervention”.
After a Galway financial consultant heard about Sultan’s theory, it resulted in the formation of a company that is now producing a food supplement containing all the elements of Sultan’s wishlist ingredients.
The result, Revive Q10 Plus, is manufactured in sachet form by ABC Nutrition in Shannon, Co Clare, as a single water-soluble supplement.
Not only does it comprise coenzyme Q10 and L-Arginine, but other key ingredients also like L-Carnitine, magnesium, glutamine, and B vitamins.
Revive Q10-Plus supplement is already selling in a number of pharmacies and health food shops in Ireland.