Well, I've been spending more than usual time on the boards this morning, learning more, and seeing more. The weather here is rather miserable and I'm confined inside at least for the morning hours.
Co-Q10 is an EXCELLENT supplement for overcoming gum disease, along with regular peridontal care with a hygienist. Co-Q10 also helps the heart!
The sad and scary thing about gum disease, this can also affect the heart... peri-carditis. We must keep our gums healthy and in good shape so that bacteria does attack the muscle wall of our heart from sick and bleeding (even simply 'puffly'-looking) gums.
Unfortunately and sadly, my father died of peri-carditis at a young age of 58 following some tooth extractions. He was not given antibiotics prior to the extractions, promptly developed pneumonia, and then a few short days later died in the hospital from peri-carditis (an infection that attacks the heart muscle entering through infected gums).
Co-Q10 can be purchased at Wal-Mart and local pharmacies. I take it and like the quality of what I can purchase at Puritan's Pride online which arrives UPS right at my front door.
No matter where you choose to purchase such, here is a link that will give you more info on Co-Q10 and the different strengths available:
You might want to print the page and ask your hygeienist or dentist which would be the best strenth for you, though I don't really think Co-Q10 can be overused, just more expensive if you purchase a higher strength than you actually might need.
I wouldn't be without Co-Q10 today and I have had not gum bleeding after using it for 30 days and continuing this as part of my daily supplements. My gums are tight and my teeth are healthy ever since taking this supplement daily, now for several years.
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