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Is it safe to use ubiquinol supplements while on thyroxine? Is it also safe to take while pregnant?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Can=always an option. But does not mean wise/worth time, effort & money. Medicine=low-tech, humans extremely Hi-Tech. Many things long been promoted & sold are later found of no value &/or harmful. While progress generally made over time most OTC products do not deliver results implied. Was the reason for this ad funded by OTC industry: http://goo.gl/uRrY78 & the DSHEA "honor system" law of 1994.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Thanks for the sites
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Beware: https://ubiquinol.org is a marketing site & it states that the evidence they report: "*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease." While FDA approval does not mean of value; it does indicate human clinical trial data for evidence of efficacy meeting FDA scrutiny. See my answer.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No evidence safe or

just little to no evidence of any benefit.
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)

In brief: No evidence safe or

just little to no evidence of any benefit.
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)
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Dr. Randy Baker
I appreciate the research you did on this Dr. O'Leary, but while studies do show that those who are hyperthyroid have low CoQ10 levels and those who are hypothyroid have higher levels I know of NO studies showing that taking CoQ10 has an effect on thyroid levels. These studies look at the levels of endogenous CoQ10 levels. See http://www.naturalendocrinesolutions.com/archives/coq10-thyroid-health/
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