According to Natural News, recently, a Japanese medical scientist allowed colleagues to do a clinical evaluation of CoQ10 for ALS on him. He had been diagnosed with onset ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) – in the year 2000. By 2005, it had progressed to the point of interfering with his most common mundane activities. He was treated with a highly bioavailable form of CoQ10. His improvements were significant, with most of his voluntary motor activity returning, along with his grip. This scientist/patient was still surviving and managing when the CoQ10 study was reported in the September 2012 edition of The Open Nutraceuticals Journal. Alive and kicking – the scientist lives on, cruising past the 80-year mark in 2012. If CoQ10 treatment can do this for ALS, what might it do for other neurological diseases such as MS (multiple sclerosis), Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s diseases?
A recent case report has demonstrated that CoQ10 may help reverse even extreme neurodegenerative diseases, even if you’re a 75-year-old man with ALS. People remember Lou Gehrig, the New York Yankee star who had to retire from baseball at 35 due to ALS. His farewell speech at Yankee stadium still rings out as one of sport’s most touching moments ever. He died shortly after. That rare and extreme form of neurodegenerative disease affects the musculoskeletal nerve impulses that control function. It starts with cramping, twitching and weakness and then spreads quickly, and in two to five years you can’t even swallow food.
As per the study: “Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, as well as with more-widespread neuronal changes that cause complex and variable motor and nonmotor symptoms. Recent rapid advances in PD genetics have revealed a prominent role for mitochondrial dysfunction in the pathogenesis of the disease, and the products of several PD-associated genes, including SNCA, Parkin, PINK1, DJ-1, LRRK2 and HTR2A, show a degree of localization to the mitochondria under certain conditions. Impaired mitochondrial function is likely to increase oxidative stress and might render cells more vulnerable to this and other related processes, including excitotoxicity.”
A complex interplay occurs between mitochondria and other cellular machinery that affects cell survival, as mitochondria not only have a key role in electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation but are also the main cellular source of free radicals, and they are involved in calcium homeostasis and the regulation and instigation of cell-death pathways.
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