Get money OFF your order

Use code: 050318 at checkout.

See discount scale
Shop by Price
Shop by Brand

Coenzyme Q10 Reduces Vascular problems in Diabetes

Friday, 15 May 2015  |  Editor

SIGN UP for free newsletters and make sure you are kept up to date with new health articles (and get 20% of your first order for health supplements).

Example ImageCoQ10 can help vascular injury in diabetes

Diabetics have double the risk of vascular injury, or damage to the blood vessels, which can cause problems throughout the body ranging from ulcers in the foot and lower leg, and decreased sensation in peripheral nerve endings, to heart failure, kidney failure and stroke.

It has generally been thought that the blood vessels are damaged due to the increased levels of glucose in their blood leading to more glycoproteins being made, which makes the basement membrane thicker and weaker. However, more recent research is challenging this theory, as 40% diabetics who control their blood sugar still develop neuropathy1, and the non-diabetic children of many type 2 diabetics also develop neuropathy and blood vessel stiffness.2

A group of researchers at Singapore’s Alexandra Hospital decided to have a look at coenzyme Q10’s involvement, and found that their ubiquinol levels were severely low – in fact 75% lower than the non-diabetics tested.3 Ubiquinol is the “reduced” form of coenzyme Q10 that is ready to act as an antioxidant: as it performs its role as an antioxidant, it becomes ubiquinone. The researchers therefore concluded that the diabetics were using up their ubiquinol in response to high levels of oxidative stress, and converting it to ubiquinone.

Both forms are available as a supplement, but the more active form of ubiquinol may be more useful for diabetics and their offspring to help them regain integrity in their blood vessels.

See all Coenzyme Q10 supplements

Download Nutrigold's Newsletter:

Coenzyme Q10 - The Crucial Cog in the Wheel That Keeps Us Moving

New Products
Nutri Advanced Vitamin D Drops Vegan

Nutri Advanced Vitamin D Drops Vegan£12.49

Liquid vitamin D3 drops in a vegan form sourced from lichen, providing 400IU per drop

Viridian 100% Organic Golden Flax Seed Oil

Viridian 100% Organic Golden Flax Seed OilFrom:  £8.90

Perfect vegan alternative to obtain the essential omega oils.

Viridian 100% Organic Hemp Seed Oil

Viridian 100% Organic Hemp Seed OilFrom:  £10.30

Suitable alternative to evening primrose oil supplements.

Viridian 100% Organic Ultimate Beauty Oil

Viridian 100% Organic Ultimate Beauty OilFrom:  £10.25

Can be added to smoothies or salad dressing, drizzled over food.

Viridian Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg Veg Caps(30)

Viridian Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg Veg Caps(30)From:  £11.65

Helps to prevent cell damage.

Viridian Balanced Amino Acid Complex Veg Caps (90)

Viridian Balanced Amino Acid Complex Veg Caps (90)£30.40

This food supplement provides essential amino acids in an appropriately balanced ratio.

Viridian Balanced Iron Complex Capsules

Viridian Balanced Iron Complex CapsulesFrom:  £6.60

Essential for the healthy haemoglobin and red blood cells.

Viridian Balanced Zinc Complex Capsules

Viridian Balanced Zinc Complex CapsulesFrom:  £7.40

Highly absorbable, synergistic balance of zinc Plus