Coenzyme Q10 Benefits

Are you wondering about the Coenzyme Q10 Benefits that you might receive if you supplement with this antioxidant? Look at the table below to answer some of these questions.

These are just some of the afflictions that may benefit from the use of Coenzyme Q10. There are many more but I am highlighting the most consistent between studies and the most common ailments.

This Coenzyme Q10 Benefits table consists of data taken from Truestarhealth and from the Mayo Clinic. Please note that the amounts that are recommended are from Truestarhealth. Realize that Truestarhealth did incredible research to produce much of the information that is in this talbe. Also, the Mayo Clinic, whose research I also used extensively in this chart, states that more research is needed on most of these claims and some of the studies are small and not high quality and the effetcs of CoQ10 often remain unclear.

The decision is yours. Common sense tells me that I personally need to supplement with Coenzyme Q10 because Heart Disease and Alzheimer's runs in my family. Since there are not acute side effects of supplementing with Co Q10, I would prefer to take my chances and be proactive in creating a good quality of life.

Please note, however, that supplementing with Co Q10 is not advised if you are using Warfarin or Coumadin!

Table of Coenzyme Q10 Benefits

Used forAmountWhy
Angina150 Mg dailyCoQ10 may reduce angina and improve exercise tolerance in people with clogged heart arteries.
Heart Attack500 – 800 mcg dailyMay help reduce complications after a heart attack. Usually given within three days.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)100 mg twice per dayCoQ10 has been shown to cause small decreases in blood pressure. Also, low levels of CoQ10 were found in people with hypertension.
Athletic PerformanceLook at supplement label for amount.Results of studies are variable but some show that physical activity lowers blood levels of CoQ10.
Cardiomyopathy100 to 150 mg dailyMost studies have shown positive results of using Q10, including improved quality of life, heart function tests, and survival rates.
Congestive Heart Failure50 to 60 mg dailyCoenzyme Q10 enhances the production of energy in the heart muscle and has been reported to help those with CHF dramatically.
Halitosis and Gum Disease50 to 60 mg dailyCoenzyme Q10 is often recommended by doctors to help prevent and treat periodontitis.
Macular Degeneration (In addition, the study includes supplementing with Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Fish Oil.)Look at supplement label for amount.Early study shows, supplementing with a proprietary blend of acetyl-L-carnitine, fish oil, and coenzyme Q10 improved visual function in people with macular degeneration.
Migraine Headache100 to 150 mg dailySupplementation with coenzyme Q10 for three months reduced the average number of days with migraine headaches by 60%.
Parkinson’s Disease1,200 mg a dayPromising human evidence for use of coQ10. In a double-blind trial, coenzyme Q10 given to people with early Parkinson's disease significantly slowed the progression of the disease.
Preeclampsia200 mg per dayIn a double-blind study of women who were at high risk of developing preeclampsia, supplementing with coenzyme Q10 reduced the incidence of preeclampsia by 44%.
Alzheimer’s Disease *Supplement with iron (sodium ferrous citrate), and vitamin B6. Look at supplement label for amount.Promising preliminary evidence sugest that CoQ10 supplements may slow down, but not cure, dementia in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Chronic Fatigue SyndromeNot givenEarly study shows that CoQ10 may improve symptoms fo chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseRefer to label instructionsPeople with COPD are found to have lower levels of CoQ10. Supplementing with CoQ10 improved blood oxygenation, exercise performance, and heart rate in one study.
FibromyalgiaRefer to label instructionsIn a preliminary trial, headaches and overall symptoms in people with fibromyalgia significantly improved after supplementing with coenzyme Q10.
Male infertilityRefer to label instructionsEarly evidence supports the use of CoQ10 in the treatment of increasing sperm motility and count.
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)Refer to label instructionsUsing CoQ10 may improve tinnitus.

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits research taken from the following sites:

"Coenzyme Q10." Truestar. Truestarhealth, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013.

"Coenzyme Q10." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 01 Sept. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2013.