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Co q10 what r the uses?

Co q10 what r the uses?

Multiple uses: Co q10 is an enzyme and antioxidant that is naturally in the body helps to fight cell aging. Some studies found it useful to be used after heart attacks, congestive heart failure, heart surgery and heart damage caused by chemotherapy. Most commonly I use it with patient with high cholesterol when they have side effects from the cholesterol lowering med as they tend to have low q10 in their bodies. ...Read more

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What are Co q10 levels?

What are Co q10 levels?

CoQ10 is a cofactor: CoQ10 is a very important cofactor found in the energy producing machinery in all our cells. This cofactor can be depleted when taking certain medications — most especially the statins for cholesterol lowering and can result in fatigue and weakness. Since it takes energy (and coQ10) to make coQ10, if the measured blood levels are suboptimal/ low then it's best to supplement with oral Coq10. ...Read more

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How much CO-Q10 should I take if on 10 mg. of Simvastatin? What does it do?

How much CO-Q10 should I take if on 10 mg. of Simvastatin? What does it do?

100 mg: The formation of cholesterol and coenzyme Q in the body share a common pathway. So if you block the formation of cholesterol by a statin such as Simvastatin you also block the formation of CQ10 thus reducing the enzymes level in your body.CQ10 is essential in generating energy for the body's normal metabolism. As a preventive supplement, it's benefit is not certain. The average dose is 100 mg. ...Read more

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Can I take b12 supplements and co q10 together?

Can I take b12 supplements and co q10 together?

Yes: Hi, Thank you for your question.

I've taken it together before. Also, I couldn't find any interactions.

Hope that helps.contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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Does co-q10 have any benefitial or adverse affects for patients with thalassemia?

Does co-q10 have any benefitial or adverse affects for patients with thalassemia?

No adverse effects: It does not have any adverse effects, and some feels it may have some benefits in patients with thalasemia as thalasemia patients have low levels of co q-10. ...Read more

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Is CO-Q10 safe to take as a supplement without any current health problems? I believe it is one of the best antioxident.

Is CO-Q10 safe to take as a supplement without any current health problems? I believe it is one of the best antioxident.

It is a harmless med: CoQ10 is not proven to be of great usefulness for any medical condition. It is a good antioxidant but it is costly. Unless spending money is not a problem, I would not encourage you to take it. I think it is quite costly. Moreover, its dose and duration of use for any medical use is not well-defined. ...Read more

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My father has dementia. Does co q10 help with this disease? I bought it in liquid form from costco. It's by qunol.

My father has dementia.  Does co q10 help with this disease?  I bought it in liquid form from costco. It's by qunol.

Limited evidence: There is not enough credible to recommend any supplement or particular food to prevent or treat dementia ...Read more

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For migraine what is better?riboflavin 400 mg or Co Q10 100 mg or butterbur or feverfew or all together and what is the daily dosage??

For migraine what is better?riboflavin 400 mg or Co Q10 100 mg or butterbur or feverfew or all together and what is the daily dosage??

Try all then...: All are proven effective but some individuals respond better to some than others so you need to try all to see what works best for you. Since each reduce migraines but seldom stop them entirely best benefit most likely from taking all. If you go months with no migraine can try stopping one at a time to see what's working. Also, try Magnesium taurate or citrate 600 mg/day. See comment for doses: ...Read more

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Does co-q10 help restless legs?

Does co-q10 help restless legs?

Inadequate study: And there is one article questioning whether it might make it worse,. It simply is not known yet. ...Read more

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I have stopped taking "ezetrol" for cholesterol can't take statins either due to muscle pain from both, is co q10 @ 400mg the answer to controlling?

I have stopped taking "ezetrol" for cholesterol can't take statins either due to muscle pain from both, is co q10 @ 400mg the answer to controlling?

Things to consider: Muscle aches, pain, or weakness on statin therapy may represent several things. Very low vitamin d levels, as well as low thyroid function, can predispose people to more statin associated muscle symptoms. If one of these is present it should be treated. Some people can tolerate a much lower dose of statin taken every 2 or 3 days. Coq10 may or may not help muscle symptoms. No problem in trying. ...Read more

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Started savella (milnacipran) yesterday n place of celexa, feel better than n a long time!less fatigue 4 sure, any interactions w/supplements 4 fibro? Co q10, st jon wa

Started savella (milnacipran) yesterday n place of celexa, feel better than n a long time!less fatigue 4 sure, any interactions w/supplements 4 fibro? Co q10, st jon wa

Maybe: St. John's (stjw) & savella (milnacipran) can increase norepinephrine & serotonin levels, while stjw can also increase Dopamine levels (at high doses it acts like a mao-i). Depending on your unique metabolic characteristics (and the presence of cyp450 inhibitors), you might experience symptoms of serotonin syndrome (increased heart rate, sweating, over active reflexes). Discuss doses with prescribing doc. ...Read more

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I'm hypo-thyroid & just got supplements 4 my swollen glands, it sounds like ALL could b dangerous! Alpha Lipoic Acid, Co Q10,Cod Liver Oil & Selenium!

I'm hypo-thyroid & just got supplements 4 my swollen glands, it sounds like ALL could b dangerous! Alpha Lipoic Acid, Co Q10,Cod Liver Oil & Selenium!

These supplements: Are not inherently dangerous and can be quite useful. It would also depend on the dose recommended although this combination of supplements are not commonly used to correct low thyroid hormone and I would speak with your provider. ...Read more

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What is co enzyme q10 and why is it good for you? Can it harm you in any way?

What is co enzyme q10 and why is it good for you? Can it harm you in any way?

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're 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 ...Read more

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Has the U.S. Food & Drugs Administration approved the use of both Co-Enzyme Q10 and Ubiquinol?

Has the U.S. Food & Drugs Administration approved the use of both Co-Enzyme Q10 and Ubiquinol?

No: Both of these are considered dietary supplements and as such are not subject to regulation or evaluation by the FDA. ...Read more

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Co-enzyme q10, magnesium, beetroot, curcumin and garlic supplements to lower BP — your view on effectiveness please?

Co-enzyme q10, magnesium, beetroot, curcumin and garlic supplements to lower BP — your view on effectiveness please?

A waste of time.: Not one of those supplements has any value in lowering bp. The longer you fail to start appropriate and effective treatment the greater your risk of a cardiovascular complication. ...Read more

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12 million japanese take co-enzyme q10 for heart conditions. At age 67 must I take it if my heart is ok? Do I take 30, 50, 60, or 100mg of ubiquinol?

12 million japanese take co-enzyme q10 for heart conditions. At age 67 must I take it if my heart is ok? Do I take 30, 50, 60, or 100mg of ubiquinol?

No, it depends: Obviously you don't have to take coq10, esp. If your heart is ok. While I recommend coq10 for heart failure ; high blood pressure, it has other benefits ; is likely beneficial as an anti-aging agent ; may help prevent a variety of illnesses associated with aging. If you can readily afford it take 100 mg, otherwise 50 mg is ok. See http://www.Lef. Org/magazine/mag2006/feb2006_cover_coq10_01. Htm. ...Read more

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Would you recommend taking supplements with vascular parkinson's. E. G co enzyme q10. What dose? Glucosamine. What dose vitaminc c.

Would you recommend taking supplements with vascular parkinson's. E. G co enzyme q10. What dose?
       Glucosamine.  What dose
        vitaminc c.

Parkinson's : If no longer recommend coq10 for idiopathic parkinson's disease based on a study by the nih that showed no efficacy. However, it was found to be safe. Some notice more energy with it. Glucosamine is used for moderate to severe osteoarthritis and works pretty good on most. Vitamin c may be used from 100-1000 mg daily. I am not certain if there is any proven benefit with stroke, or parkinson's dx. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?

No.: Any medication that is not necessary to, treat a medical problem should be avoided in pregnancy. This includes topicals because some of those ingredients will be absorbed into the bloodstream. Why take a chance. Stick with a good moisturizing lotion. ...Read more

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How is q10 good for you?

How is q10 good for you?

Many: Studies have shown that it may help migraines, slow functional decline in Parkinson's disease, lower blood pressure or even cholesterol. ...Read more

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If you take xarelto can you take Q10?

If you take xarelto can you take Q10?

Yes. Question: Why?: CoQ10 is widely marketed yet all double-blind prospective clinical trials of CoQ10 (except 1 sponsored by CoQ10 marketers) have failed to show any benefit. Xarelto inhibits clot formation & is Rx'ed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels, not just at blood vessel breaks, thus any bleeding problems are?ed. Xarelto does NOT thin blood; blood viscosity does not change. ...Read more

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Is coenzyme q10 + vit k2 worth taking?

Is coenzyme q10 + vit k2 worth taking?

I'm pessimistic: Coenzyme q is extremely effective against one rare cardiomyopathy. But it's being promoted heavily right now to help with almost everything and without any good studies / reproducible results. I'm waiting these but can't recommend it now. The psychology is "what's a hundred dollars if it does work?" you decide but I'm not optimistic. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of q10 and creatine?

What are the benefits of q10 and creatine?

Coenzyme q 10: Coenzyme q10 provides energy to muscle mitochondria and helps in production of ATP which is important for muscle strength. It has been shown to help people with congestive heart failure. Creatine has been shown to increase muscle strength and mass in some people but in very large doses can have side effects. In other studies it has know effect. ...Read more

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