Leading Australian Cardiologist at APP 2023Mar 2023
Dr Ross Walker Highlights Research for Mitochondrial Health at Pharmacy Trade Event
At the four-day Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) Conference and Trade Exhibition, Australia’s Leading Integrative Cardiologist Dr Ross Walker addressed attendees on day three about the effects of COVID on cell mitochondrial dysfunction and the importance of particular nutrients in supporting health impacts.
Ubiquinol is essential for energy production in the mitochondria of cells. Mitochondria have an essential role in cellular homeostasis of all body systems, and ubiquinol is concentrated in organs that require the most energy, such as the heart, liver, intestines, muscles and kidneys, as well as involved in regulating both innate and adaptive immunity.1
Dr Walker’s half-hour session for pharmacists on Saturday 25 March 2023 at 12:30 pm will outline the role ubiquinol plays in supporting the cardiac manifestations that may be caused as a result of both COVID and long-COVID, with ubiquinol’s role in mitochondrial function and energy.
A review, published December 2022, of 884 studies and 883,627 participants found micronutrients (including omega-3, magnesium, vitamin D, alpha-lipoic acid and ubiquinol) may promote and maintain cardiovascular health.2
While research published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences in October last year found ubiquinol, given at 100 mg twice a day for 30 days in patients post-COVID, accelerated regeneration of mitochondrial health, and improved pulmonary function and other post COVID-related symptoms.3
Dr Walker will share recommendations on how health practitioners can assist patients with a number of interventions, including integrative strategies to support the many symptoms related to mitochondrial dysfunction and reduced energy production and highlight the importance of early assessment.
See here for more information about the event: https://www.appconference.com/
Here for the conference program: https://d3r4tb575cotg3.cloudfront.net/static/22_000066M_APP_2023_Program_V16-v2.pdf
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About Dr Ross Walker
Dr Ross Walker is a leading Integrative Cardiologist based in the upper north shore of Sydney. Dr Walker has over 35 years of experience in the field of cardiology, focusing on heart disease prevention and optimal heart health. Dr Walker has built a reputation for his extensive research and advocacy for sustainable, healthy lifestyle changes and using beneficial supplements to reduce one’s risk of cardiovascular disease. Dr Walker has also published seven best-selling books on preventative cardiology and lectures both nationally and internationally on this subject.
More about long-COVID
Long-COVID, also known as post-COVID-19 condition (PCC), refers to a variety of multi-organ symptoms that persist for over 12 weeks following SARS-CoV-2 infection. It can impact all ages, including children, and the onset and time course of symptoms differ across individuals and by symptom type.4
More than 200 symptoms have been identified impacting multiple organ systems, including brain, heart, blood vessels, lungs, gastrointestinal and reproductive, and these can last for years.4 Fatigue and shortness of breath are the most frequently reported profound and persistent symptoms.5
COVID has the capability to damage many organ systems, damage that has been demonstrated across diverse tissues has predominantly been attributed to immune-mediated response and inflammation, rather than direct infection of cells by the virus.4
- Mitochondrial energy health practitioner ubiquinol flyer. Kaneka Corporation, 2022.
- An P, et al. Micronutrient supplementation to reduce cardiovascular risk. J Am Coll Cardiol 2022 Dec 13;80(24):2269-2285.
- Sumbalová Z, et al. Reduced platelet mitochondrial respiration and oxidative phosphorylation in patients with post COVID-19 syndrome are regenerated after spa rehabilitation and targeted ubiquinol therapy. Front Mol Biosci 2022;9:1016352.
- Davis HE, et al. Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations. Nat Rev Microbiol 2023 Jan 13, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41579-022-00846-2
- Surapsari J. Coenzyme Q-10: a potential role in alleviating long Covid-19 symptoms. World Nutri J 2022;5(S3):14-15.