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Once again, Swedish scientists have demonstrated that the combination of selenium and coenzyme Q10 is a useful strategy for staying healthy in old age. Read on and find out more about their study.

A lot of things happen to you as you grow older. Your energy levels decrease, your heart loses strength and such changes may easily impair your quality of life. Luckily it does not have to be that way. Swedish scientists, headed by cardiologist Urban Alehagen from the University of Linköping, just published a new study in the esteemed journal, Biofactors, suggesting, once again, that the combination of selenium and coenzyme Q10 is useful for ageing men and women.

Published in cardiology journal

What you should know is that in 2013, Alehagen came out with the first study showing that selenium (BioActive Selenium + Zinc) and coenzyme Q10 (BioActive Q10) given to a large group of healthy but older men and women improved quality of life by various accounts. This study, which is named KiSel-10, was published in the International Journal of Cardiology and made headlines worldwide.

New and compelling evidence
Ever since the publication of this groundbreaking study, which included 443 men and women in the age group 70-88 years, Alehagen and his team of scientists have made new analyses of the original blood samples that were taken during the four-year period where the study participants got either the active treatment or matching placebo. Each new analysis has brought to them new and compelling evidence that the supplementation really makes a difference.

Looked at fibrosis

The most recent study, which is the 12th published study based on the original findings of KiSel-10, confirmed that the two supplements given in combination are indeed able to help elderly people maintain their quality of life and health in general. In this study, the scientists took a closer look at a phenomenon called fibrosis, which is often seen in old age. It is scar tissue that develops in the heart muscle and reduces cardiac strength.

Patented selenium yeast
BioActive Selenium + Zinc is a unique, patented, organic selenium yeast with documentation showing that 88.7% of the selenium content is absorbed in the body. That is extremely good, as we humans need selenium because, among other things, it:

  • contributes to the maintenance of a normal immune system
  • contributes to normal thyroid function
  • helps to protect cells against oxidative stress

The dosage that each participant in the active treatment group received was 200 micrograms per day. This is around four times more than an average European gets from the diet.


Valuable research

The 12 studies, which Urban Alehagen and his colleagues have produced so far, are considered highly useful for understanding the ageing process and how it affects people. At the same time, this valuable research shows how one can maintain quality of life with help from natural compounds that seem to play a role in maintaining good health.

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