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what is co enzyme q10 and why is it good for you? can it harm you in any way?

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Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Co Q10: Its a vitamin like compound involved with energy production in the body. It has anti-oxidant properties. Many benefits have been claimed for using this as a supplement, BUT, controlled studies have shown little if any benefit with the possible exception of treating migraines.
Answered on Dec 20, 2014
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: There has been some benefit on heart in one trial, but trial only involved 420 patients is considered safe, generally, but there's problems with saying that. No one regulates the over the counter supplements to guarantee they contain what they say or whether form it comes in is the same as that in the trial. See this great discussion http://tinyurl.com/mqsaen5
Answered on Nov 28, 2014

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