I did a little more reading in the book "The great cholesterol myth" and found some info on pages 129 and 134 about the extremely promising results that the author, Dr. Sinatra, a cardiologist, has seen with supplementing CoQ10 and in some cases also L-Carnitine for congestive heart failure:
"Eighty-five percent of my patients with congestive heart failure have improved significantly on CoQ10. But I was concerned about the 15 percent who, despite supplementation with CoQ10 still had symptoms that severely compromised their quality of life.
These folks were supplementing with CoQ10 and had excellent blood levels to show for it, ... these folks seemed to be unable to utitlize what was in their own bodies.
As I read more about L-carnitine, I came to see that it might work in synergy with coenzyme Q10 stoking the fire in the ATP production phase of the Krebs cycle (a sequence of reactions by which living cells generate energy). I finally got comfortable enough to recommend to some of my worrisome patients that they give it a try in combination with CoQ10 and wow, what a difference! These treatment-resistant folks came in with better color, breathed easier, and walked around the office with minimal difficulty. I was genuinely amazed. It was as if the L-carnitine provided a battery, working perfectly with the coenzyme Q10." (page 134)
You might want to check out Dr. Sinatra's website as there is a ton of free info and it may be possible to ask him questions as well.
I don't know the answer concerning the fluid levels and whether it applies to someone with a low-carb lifestyle. I bet Dr. Sinatra could speak to that as well.
Hope you'll find some answers.
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