An important recent 5-year randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study out of Sweden has surprised researchers who found that combining CoQ10 with Selenium can dramatically reduce cardiovascular mortality.
This nutrient combination has also been found to improve heart function, improve quality-of-life, reduce the number of days a patient stays in the hospital, lower cardiovascular mortality risk by 49%, and even provide protection years after the subjects stopped taking the supplements.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death both globally and in the UK. It kills more than 17 million people worldwide every year.
The exciting news is that supplementing with CoQ10 and Selenium could be an important life-saving combination for protecting against cardiovascular mortality.
Since the late 1950s, when the United States National Institute of Health made discoveries that led to the classification of selenium as nutritionally essential , there has been an enormous amount of scientific inquiry that has shown that Selenium plays critical roles in numerous aspects of human health:
Selenium appears to help repair DNA damage caused by mutations in the BRCA1 gene. This was demonstrated by a study published in Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention
Swedish researchers found that combining Selenium with CoQ10 lowered cardiovascular mortality risk by 49% - Alehagen U, Johansson P, Bjornstedt M, et al*
Selenium works in close conjunction with vitamin E as an antioxidant to prevent the formation of free radicals
Research is now showing, through numerous studies, that there is a link between thyroid metabolism and Selenium deficiency. Selenium acts as a catalyst for the production of active thyroid hormones
Selenium is required for proper sperm motility and also increases blood flow
Supports the Immune System - according to studies, Selenium is needed for the proper functioning of the immune system and is a key nutrient in counteracting the development of viruses