Went ahead and purchased vitamin d3. It's very affordable so I guess I'll see if there are actually any benefits once I've taken it for a while.
Also ordered some Coq10. Looking it up there are so many benefits to taking it, so I'll likely keep taking as a staple supplement. Thanks for your help mr.cooper.
I wonder where dr.d went though.
Isn't Coq10 more beneficial for older people, as in 30+?
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Is Ubiquinol in any way superior to CoQ10?.
Note that this doesn't mean that taking ubiquinone is ineffective; all it means is that taking ubiquinol is more effective. If you are in your twenties, your body can probably convert much of the ubiquinone into ubiquinol, which means that you can save money and get the cheaper form (then again, this may mean that you probably don't need supplemental CoQ10 in the first place, although I am unsure given the effects, that you'd go wrong even in a state of "excess" although again - not clearly identified). If, on the other hand, you are over forty or concerned about your heart health, it may be worthwhile to go for the ubiquinol.
So how much ubiquinone is pure ubiquinol equal to? According to Kaneka, apparently the only manufacturer of ubiquinol, ubiquinol is up to six times as effective as ubiquinone in increasing blood levels of ubiquinol. So to get the same effect, you could take one sixth of the amount as ubiquinol compared to ubiquinone. But read the "up to" part of that statement; its long-since been suggested to use two times as much ubiqinone versus ubiquinol, but this number probably isn't that static.
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So after reading that I'm still not sure what would be the superior product to take, either CoQ10 or Ubiquinol. I just purchased a 60 count bottle of CoQ10 400 mg a week or so ago. I'll continue to take that till I run out but I'm wondering if I should switch to Ubiquinol at that time and what dosage to run. I'm currently just taking one 400mg CoQ10 cap a day. I just turned 40 at the end of July. Heart disease/High Cholesterol/Type 2 Diabetes/Stroke/dementia all in family history. So I'd like to take some preventative measures including supplementation.
Plus I was half asleep when I read that post. Literally was falling asleep. Just woke up from a nap now. I'm old, I need naps and clarification of simple concepts.
I agree with you on the Krill. I never bought the hype.
In Dino's final sentence, he suggest a 2:1 efficacy as the accepted values. Seems like a realisitic guesstimate (which is the best you're going to get) due to the down stream conversion.
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Hi Dr. D,
You mention multi-vitamins being a waste. Do you still think this is the case for someone who takes a PPI(Zegerid 20 bid)?
Since most of the malabsorption seems to be around B vitamins and some minerals, I take a mineral supplement like ZMK or Source Naturals Life Minerals already and pepper in C and B's throughout day. My questions on this part are: Is that still a waste? and Do you know of any guidelines for how much extra B, K, and Minerals a PPI user needs?
I can't find anything other than that they can cause a deficiency. I want to get enough magnesium, especially, but not too much.
Thanks for taking the time to read my long-winded question.