Statin therapy can reduce Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone-10) blood levels. Since this antioxidant reduces oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, new studies indicate that higher blood levels of Co-Enzyme Q10 appear to be beneficial in a number of diseases, including coronary artery disease, inflammatory disease Problems, even infertility.
CoQ10 can be found with partly high amount in food:
> Cooking can reduce CoQ10 content up to 32%
Needed test material: 2ml Serum
Plasma coenzyme Q10 levels in type 2 diabetic patients with retinopathy.
The ratio of ubiquinol-10/ubiquinone-10 is found lower in patients with PDRP. High levels of plasma ubiquinol-10/ubiquinone-10 ratio indicate the protective effect on diabetic retinopathy.
Male infertility is one of the most stressful factors of couples, being present in about 40% cases. It is usually caused by a low number of sperm (oligozoospermia) or poor sperm motility (asthenozoospermia). The sperm motility is used as an indicator of semen quality and male infertility. To the impairment of male reproduction health can contribute genetic, nutritional and environmental factors, smoking and drugs.
Low level of coenzyme Q10 contributes to the decreased sperm motility, which plays a vital role in sperm mitochondrial energy production and neutralization of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation (300 mg/day) on antioxidation and anti-inflammation in coronary artery disease patients during statins therapy: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Lee BJ, Tseng YF, Yen CH, Lin PT., Nutr J. 2013 Nov 6;12(1):142