Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is also called ubiquinone, a name that signifies its ubiquitous (widespread) distribution in the human body. CoQ10 is used by the body to transform food into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy on which the body runs.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
|150 mg daily||[3 stars] CoQ10 contributes to the heart’s energy-making mechanisms. Angina patients given CoQ10 have experienced greater ability to exercise without chest pain.|
|500 to 800 mcg daily||[3 stars] Taking CoQ10 may help reduce complications following a heart attack.|
|100 mg twice per day||[3 stars] Taking coenzyme Q10 may have a significant impact on blood pressure.|
|Refer to label instructions||[2 stars] Strenuous physical activity lowers blood levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). A few studies have reported that CoQ10 supplementation benefitted some trained athletes.|
|100 to 150 mg daily||[2 stars] Most studies using coenzyme Q10 in treating cardiomyopathy have shown positive results, including improved quality of life, heart function tests, and survival rates.|
Congestive Heart Failure
|0.9 mg daily per pound of body weight with a doctor's supervision||[2 stars] CoQ10 enhances the production of energy in the heart muscle and has been reported to help people with CHF, sometimes dramatically.|
|50 to 60 mg daily||[2 stars] Supplementing with CoQ10 may reduce gingivitis symptoms and repair damaged gum tissues.|
Halitosis and Gum Disease
|50 to 60 mg daily||[2 stars] Coenzyme Q10 is often recommended by doctors to help prevent and treat periodontitis.|
(Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Fish Oil)
|Follow label directions||[2 stars] In one study, supplementing with a proprietary blend of acetyl-L-carnitine, fish oil, and coenzyme Q10 improved visual function in people with macular degeneration.|
|100 to 150 mg daily||[2 stars] In a preliminary trial, supplementation with coenzyme Q10 for three months reduced the average number of days with migraine headaches by 60%.|
|1,200 mg a day||[2 stars] In a double-blind trial, coenzyme Q10 given to people with early Parkinson's disease significantly slowed the progression of the disease.|
|200 mg per day||[2 stars] In a double-blind study at women who were at high risk of developing preeclampsia, supplementing with coenzyme Q10 reduced the incidence of preeclampsia by 44%.|
Type 2 Diabetes
|120 mg daily of a standardized herbal extract||[2 stars] Supplementing with CoQ10 may improve blood sugar metabolism.|
(Iron, Vitamin B6)
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] A combination of coenzyme Q10, iron (sodium ferrous citrate), and vitamin B6 may improve mental status in people with Alzheimer’s disease.|
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] CoQ10 levels have been found to be low in people with COPD. Supplementing with CoQ10 improved blood oxygenation, exercise performance, and heart rate in one study.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] In a preliminary trial, headaches and overall symptoms in people with fibromyalgia significantly improved after supplementing with coenzyme Q10.|
HIV and AIDS Support
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] In one trial, people with HIV who took CoQ10 experienced no further infections for up to seven months, and counts of infection-fighting white blood cells improved in some cases.|
Insulin Resistance Syndrome
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Coenzyme Q10 may improve insulin sensitivity in people with components of IRS.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] CoQ10 is a nutrient used by the body to produce energy. While its exact role in the formation of sperm is unknown, even small amounts appear to increase sperm count and motility.|
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] For people who are deficient in CoQ10, supplementing with the nutrient may improve tinnitus.|
Type 1 Diabetes
|Refer to label instructions||[1 star] Supplementing with CoQ10 may improve blood sugar metabolism.|
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