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Will taking fish oil supplements co-Q10 or antioxidants provide reversible effects on heart issues (i.e. if started later in life)?

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It is not possible to predict the individual effects of taking these supplements in your particular case because there are many factors to consider, such as current state of health, use of medications, lifestyle, previous medical history and so on.

Supplements can play an important supportive role in preventing and treating health problems and in optimizing health.  Fish oil has been well studied and found to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. It can also lower triglycerides, cholesterol, clotting and inflammation – all risk factors for heart disease. Coenzyme Q10 is an important antioxidant involved in energy production in our cells. It may be depleted as we age and in those taking certain medication such as statin drugs.  Supplementing with Q10 may also offer modest benefits for lowering blood pressure.

Sherry Torkos
Sherry Torkos is a pharmacist, author, certified fitness instructor, and health enthusiast who enjoys sharing her passion with others. Sherry graduated with honors from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. Since that time she has been practicing holistic pharmacy in the Niagara area. Her philosophy of practice is to integrate conventional and complementary therapies to optimize health and prevent disease. Sherry has won several national pharmacy awards for providing excellence in patient care. As a leading health expert, Sherry has delivered hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and the public. She is frequently interviewed on radio and TV talk shows throughout North America and abroad. Sherry has authored fourteen books & booklets, including The Glycemic Index Made Simple and Breaking the Age Barrier. Her most recent book, The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine has become a national best-seller. For more information, visit: www.sherrytorkos.com

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