The answer to this is yes, and no. Everyone’s body reacts differently to herbs, and the quality of herbs that you are buying also plays a role in how well your body is able to absorb these nutrients, so you may have to do some trial and error to see what works best for you.
However, with all that being said, here are the herbs that I’ve found work best for me and my AFib clients:
Make sure this says “Ubiquinol” on the package or ingredient list. The other form of CoQ10 is Ubiquinone, and the body doesn’t absorb this form as efficiently or with as much benefit as Ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is also more expensive, unfortunately, so this is something to be aware of as well. Ubiquinol is a type of coenzyme that the body uses to produce cellular energy. It is absorbed by bodily tissues that require a lot of energy- like your heart- in order to help them function at optimal levels. Ubiquinol is also a great antioxidant that helps fight those nasty free radicals that might wreak havoc on the cells in our body
Your dosage of Ubiquinol (CoQ10) should be between 100-200 mg a day. I take my 200 mg in two dosages, one when I first wake up, and the other about 10 hours later to spread out the heart health benefits of this herb. Try starting off with just the 100 mg dose and see how your heart feels and performs for a week or two. If you aren’t noticing any effects, try upping the dose to 200 mg.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, making up roughly 30%-35% of the amino acid nitrogen found in our blood. The world of medicine knows this substance as an essential amino acid because our bodies use it in such large amounts. You’ll most likely hear about L-Glutamine from your gym buddies, because this amino acid is fantastic for muscle growth and overall athletic performance. However, the benefits of this substance don’t stop there, L-Glutamine is also very useful for promoting digestive, brain and heart health since it is a vital amino acid for building and repairing tissues of the body.
Your dosage of L-Glutamine should be between 2 to 5 grams two times a day, and as much as 10 grams a day for professional athletes. Again, start off with 2 grams and work your way up depending on how your body responds.
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