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Doctor insights on: Coenzyme Q10

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Is it beneficial to take coenzyme q10? Are there any side effects?

Is it beneficial to take coenzyme q10?  Are there any side effects?

Yes: Coq10 is coenzyme q10 and helps the mitochondria produce atp (energy in the cells): it is very beneficial and it is mandatory to take it if one is on cholesterol lowing medications like statins. It helps prevent heart disease as well. There are no adverse side effects. It is obtained from oily meats and whole grains in our diets. http://www.preventive-health-guide.com/coq10.html = good info. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old, is it safe to take a 30mg supplement of coenzyme q10 every few days?

I'm 22 years old, is it safe to take a 30mg supplement of coenzyme q10 every few days?

Yes: Although i would wonder why. This supplement would probably do very little to help you focusing on a healthy diet and plenty of exercise would be more beneficial! ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to taking creatine and coenzyme q10 together?

Are there any benefits to taking creatine and coenzyme q10 together?

Yes: I'm assuming this is for fitness / bodybuilding. Creatine is excellent for gaining muscle and if you want mass, probably you want to use this. Coenzyme q is less likely to do anything for you as an athlete; it's heavily promoted and has some interesting effects but i'd urge you not to get your expectations up. ...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 is a good dose to take of coenzyme Q10? Does it matter if it is Ubuiqinol or Ubiqinone?

What is a good dose to take of coenzyme Q10?  Does it matter if it is Ubuiqinol or Ubiqinone?

Coenzyme Q: For the most part, everyone over 40 should be taking 100mg of Coenzyme Q. People on Statin drugs should take 200mg, as statin drugs decrease the body's production of Coenzyme Q. Ubiquinol is absorbed better by the body. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take coenzyme q10? Are there any side effects?

Yes: Coq10 is coenzyme q10 and helps the mitochondria produce atp (energy in the cells): it is very beneficial and it is mandatory to take it if one is on cholesterol lowing medications like statins. It helps prevent heart disease as well. There are no adverse side effects. It is obtained from oily meats and whole grains in our diets. http://www.preventive-health-guide.com/coq10.html = good info. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to taking creatine and coenzyme q10 together?

Yes: I'm assuming this is for fitness / bodybuilding. Creatine is excellent for gaining muscle and if you want mass, probably you want to use this. Coenzyme q is less likely to do anything for you as an athlete; it's heavily promoted and has some interesting effects but i'd urge you not to get your expectations up. ...Read more

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Is coenzyme Q10 a vitamin?

CoQ10 is actually an: enzyme, i.e., something that helps other biochemical processes to work. Please read the label. If under 35 or so you can use the ubiquinone form. If older than that use the more potent and more expensive ubiquinol form. Peace and good health. CoQ10 is avaialbe in health food stores. ...Read more