A 29-year-old female asked:
is it safe to use ubiquinol supplements while on thyroxine? is it also safe to take while pregnant?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered
31 years experience Family Medicine
Ubiquanol: I am unaware of any literature that progibits use of ubiquanol with thyroid medicine. If you are pregnant, congratulations, you still can take ubiquanol
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
No evidence safe or: evidence of any of benefit, only ads for sales. The key role of ubiquinone is within mitochondria. While taking additional can increase concentrations in blood plasma, there is no evidence of this changing concentrations within the mitochondria & clinical trials have not shown benefit. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coenzyme_Q10 & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NADH_dehydrogenase_(ubiquinone).
Answered on Apr 27, 2017
Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Very safe: Ubiquinol is found in every cell of our body, in fact life as we know it would not be possible without CoQ10. There are no known interactions with thyroxine and it is safe in pregnancy. It has many proven benefits: https://ubiquinol.org/ubiquinol-coq10-supplement-facts Many people on thyroxine (T4) benefit from the addition of Liothyronine (T3)- see http://tinyurl.com/n4zmkro
Answered on Jan 27, 2017
A Verified Doctor answered
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Caution : A pubmed search indicates several studies that show coenzyme Q10 levels may afffect circulating hormone levels including thyroid hormone. Indeed, hypothyroidism is correlated with high levels of coq10 in many studies so I would avoid this supplement. The FDA does not regulate supplements and its educational to know that doctors do not know of all drug/supplement interactions if not studied.
Answered on Jan 26, 2017
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