CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like nutrient found in almost every every cell of the body.
CQ10 acts as an antioxidant and also enables cells to manufacture and burn adenosine triphosphate for increased energy.
The main reasons to use Coenzyme Q10 include heart health (lower blood pressure), antioxidant usage, increased energy, and its neuroprotective effects on the brain.
There are many powerful benefits to using Coenyzme Q10. Here are just a few studies:
Heart Health and Blood Pressure
- The CoQ treated group blood systolic blood pressure lowered 17.8 +/- 7.3 mm Hg. Results suggest CoQ may be safely offered to hypertensive patients as an alternative treatment option.
- A rat study showed that administration of TAM along with CoQ10 restored the activities to a significant level thereby preventing cancer cell proliferation.
Neuroprotective Agent for the Brain
- Results show that oral administration of coenzyme Q10 increases both brain and brain mitochondrial concentrations. They provide further evidence that coenzyme Q10 can exert neuroprotective effects that might be useful in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
One study showed that There was increased frequency of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness with remacemide and increased frequency of stomach upset with coenzyme Q10. Note that it was the remacemide used in the study that gave much worse side effects while the side effects of CoQ10 were minimal.
Is Coenzyme Q10 safe?
Yes, CoQ10 is generally very safe to use. This study shows that CoQ10 is tolerated safely at dosages as high as 1200mg/day