These are the 4 Most Powerful Kidney Protectors on the Planet
5It improves the body’s protective abilities
Coenzyme 10 or CoQ10 is a substance that improves the body’s own natural antioxidant abilities. It also decreases oxygen free radicals and provides a big defense against CKD. CoQ10 has also been used in experiments to control hypertension and kidney disease in laboratory animals as early as the seventies. In the image below are some rich food sources of CoQ10.
6CoQ10 decreases oxidative stress on kidneys
Studies involving humans have shown that the levels of this substance decreases when oxidative markers increase in the early stages of kidney disease which can increase the risk of cardiovascular damage. This places more strain on kidneys leading to more damage. Studies involving diabetic rats proved how increase CoQ10 reversed oxidative stress markers in not just the kidneys bit the heart and liver as well.
7Improves lipid profiles and increases good cholestrol
CoQ10 therapy in kidney transplant patients saw an improvement in several issues like lipid profiles, increase in good cholesterol HDL and decrease in bad cholesterol LDL. There was a reduction in inflammatory cells too. Researchers in 2004 gave patients 30 mg of CoQ10 thrice daily for four weeks and observed all of the above improvements and improved quality of life with an increase in survival rates for those in early CKD and those on dialysis.
Silymarin or milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a plant rich in compounds called flavonolignans silychristin, silydianin, silybin A, silybin B, isosilybin A and isosilybin B which together make up the Silymarin complex. This is a natural compound which is relatively safe and has been proven by research to be a powerful antioxidant and protector of liver and kidneys. It is considered more as a detoxifier for the liver and has been proven by studies to even improve conditions of cirrhosis induced by alcohol.