Vitamin Q (Coenzyme
Q10 or CoQ10)
CoQ10 has been around
for 40 years. In 1961 it was discovered that blood levels of CoQ10 directly
correlate with cancer and the various stages of cancer. For example, breast
cancer is associated with a decrease in blood levels of CoQ10. In fact, doctors
can fairly reliably determine if you will survive breast
cancer by the CoQ10 levels in your body. The higher your blood levels, the
better your chance of survival.
Coenzyme Q10 is found in all cells. It can not be manufactured
in the body without the presence of three other vitamins: niacin (B3), folic
acid, and pyridoxine (B6). Dr. Karl Folkers, of the University of Texas, Austin,
reported on six breast cancer cases that had remarkable results: "The overt
survival for the 5-15 years of six cancer patients, without evidence of cancer,
and the complete regression of cancer in five cases, and now a regression of
metastases in the liver, are extraordinary..."
Usually when cancer metastases in the liver it is a death
sentence. But in the three cases that follow, after suffering the side effects
and misery of the ethical treatments of mastectomy, X-ray, and anti-cancer
drugs, high doses of CoQ10 had no side effects. According to Dr. Knud Lockwood,
these ethical therapies "rarely, if ever, caused highly significant
regressions of the primary tumor and metastases in the liver... Therefore, our
recording of the disappearance of liver metastases in even one patient having
breast cancer is extraordinarily salient..."
The following three case histories are clinical cases reported
by qualified doctors in hospitals in this country. Using large doses of CoQ10,
they had miraculous results in reversing cases of terminal cancer.
1. A 44 year old
woman had both breasts removed for cancer in September 1992.
She then had 10
treatments with three different cancer drugs. She had an echogram of the liver
in April 1994, which revealed metastases to the liver. Tamoxifen was
then added to her treatment. She was given CoQ10 in a dose of 390 mg daily. In
March 1995, an echogram revealed that the metastases had disappeared. A month
later, a thorough examination revealed the patient to be in excellent health,
with no signs of cancer.
2. A 49 year old had
her right breast removed in May 1990. A year later she developed a
reoccurrence on the chest wall. She was given X-ray treatment since surgery
was impossible. Seven months later, she had fluid in the right lung which
contained breast tumor cells -- an obviously hopeless case. She started on 90
mgs of CoQ10 daily, which was later increased to 390 mgs daily. Six
months later, her chest X-ray was normal and she felt well. Three years
later, she was still
free of any sign of cancer.
3. A 75 year old
woman was found to have a carcinoma in situ of the right breast. A
lumpectomy was performed but microscopic examination of the tissue revealed
that cancer tissue had been cut through. Because of the inadequate surgery and
fear of spread of the disease, a mastectomy was performed. She had started
CoQ10 (90 mgs a day) two months before the mastectomy and, a year later, her
dosage was increased to 390 mgs per day. When she was examined three years
later and found to be in excellent health with no sign of cancer.
So why aren't all
cancer patients taking CoQ10?
1) Most doctors aren't
aware of it.
2) No one can patent a
vitamin. There is no money to be made here.
So it is up to the consumer to be aware of such things and to
seek out knowledgeable practitioners in the pursuit of good health. It makes
perfect sense that a good cancer therapy should work with the immune system, not
against it as the so called ethical treatments do. Although these cases were
about breast cancer, there is no reason to believe that CoQ10 won't work in
You won't get enough CoQ10 from a
multivitamin. Since it is fat soluble, it should be taken in softgel form for
proper absorption. CoQsol by Softgel Technologies is an excellent source. The
dry form of a nutrient can only be absorbed by water-soluble cells. Because
CoQsol is suspended in an oil, it can be absorbed by both water and fat soluble
cells. CoQsol can be gotten from Optio Health Products (800) 678-4692 or
Mountain Home Nutritionals (800) 888-1415. If you take it in dry form other than
a wafer (which has oil added), take it with a tablespoon of olive, flax, or cod
liver oil or perhaps an oil capsule.
The manufacturer of the product that was used in all past and
present research on CoQ10 worldwide is Vitaline Corporation (800) 648-4755,
International (541) 482-9231. It is available to doctors and is extremely well
absorbed. CoQ10 made with the Vitaline product can be obtained by calling Second
Opinion (800) 728-2288.