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Mitochondrial Function

Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation and Electron Transport Chain Activity and Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress

Posted March 7, 2014

In a study involving human SH-SY5Y neuronal cells with 1mM para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) which induced a 54% decrease in cellular coenzyme Q10 status, treatment with 2.5 microM coenzyme Q10 for a period of 5 days significantly decreased the level of mitochondrial superoxide in the coenzyme Q10 deficient neurons, and 5 microM of coenzyme Q10 restored mitochondrial membrane potential to 90% of the control levels, while 10 microM coQ10 was only partially effective at restoring mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC) enzyme activities.

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Supplementation with Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, and Vitamin E Augment Running Performance and Mitochondrial Function

Posted April 25, 2013

In a placebo-controlled study involving mice, administration of an antioxidant cocktail consisting of alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10 was found to lead to significantly superior running performance in untrained female mice, while having no such benefit on trained mice.

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Vitamin D linked to mitochondrial oxidative function

Posted March 20, 2013

For vitamin D deficient individuals, cholecalciferol therapy is associated with reduced phosphocreatine recovery half-time in skeletal muscle and with improvements in fatigue, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Endocrinology/British Endocrine Societies.

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Treatment of human muscle cells with popular dietary supplements increase mitochondrial function and metabolic rate

Posted November 14, 2012

Obesity is a common pathology with increasing incidence, and is associated with increased mortality and healthcare costs. Several treatment options for obesity are currently available ranging from behavioral modifications to pharmaceutical agents. Many popular dietary supplements claim to enhance weight loss by acting as metabolic stimulators, however direct tests of their effect on metabolism have not been performed.

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Coenzyme Q10 May Reverse Statin-Related Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Posted August 17, 2012

An experimental study involving statin-treated mice found that coenzyme Q10 could reverse atorvastatin-related mitochondrial dysfunction.

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Discover The Beauty Of Pure Honey

Posted April 30, 2012

As a popular all-natural ingredient, honey has often been used in everything from hand lotions to bar soaps and bubble bath elixirs. And now, according to a recent double-blind clinical study conducted by cyberDERM Clinical Studies and the National Honey Board, honey was scientifically proven to effectively moisturize the skin.

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