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Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10

CoQ10 is involved in the electron transport chain

congestive heart failure - improves heart function
angina - reduces the number of attacks
hypertension - improves cardiac function
periodontal disease - shown to improve gum disease
fibrocystic breast disease
muscular dystrophy - improves cardiac function and muscle strength

CoQ10 may be better absorbed in oil

beta blockers and Adriamycin deplete CoQ10
HMG CoA reductase inhibitors deplete CoQ10

Typical dose of CoQ10 for most conditions is 60-200 mg daily in divided doses. Two studies on breast cancer used 390 mg daily and research examining the use of CoQ10 in Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions found doses ranging from 400-2,400 mg daily to be effective.




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