Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) provides antioxidant protection that is beneficial for migraine patients and people suffering from heart disease symptoms. CoQ10 has many other healthful properties- it also yields significant results in maintaining a healthy immune system and regulating your body’s response to inflammation.
What is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)?
Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone-Q10) is a nutrient that occurs in protein food sources such as meat and fish. CoQ10 levels decrease with age, causing CoQ10 deficiency. Low CoQ10 levels are directly correlated with cardiovascular health, neurological functioning, and normal immune system.
CoQ10 has been the focus of many clinical studies on heart patients, hypertension, migraine headaches, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. Scientists have found that daily supplements of CoQ10 support healthy cell production and serve as an effective tonic when taken in the following doses:
To maintain healthy levels of Coenzyme Q10 and reap maximum health benefits, take 150 mg daily.
Got your Vitamin Q?
Though the evidence is still pending, many practitioners of natural ingredients swear by many other beneficial properties CoQ10:
- Boosts stamina
Many people take CoQ10 to revitalize and increase endurance in sports performance. Because Coenzyme Q10 aids in producing ATP, an energy-giving molecule, people who suffer from everyday low energy production find that CoQ10 supplements have a rejuvenating effect.
- Promotes healthy gums
Operating under the assumption that gum health correlates with CoQ10 deficiency, many people find periodontal health benefits in applying CoQ10 directly to the teeth and gums.
- Hair growth
A growing body of evidence suggests that CoQ10 may stimulate hair follicle growth while using the blood-thinning medication warfarin (Coumadin).
Are there any drug reactions to CoQ10?
People taking the following medications or treatments should seek a doctor’s approval before taking CoQ10 for the first time:
- Chemotherapy for cancer- the antioxidant properties of CoQ10 might interfere with chemotherapy results.
- High blood pressure medications- CoQ10 helps to maintain already healthy blood pressure, so taking the two medications in combination could result in excessively low blood pressure.
- Warfarin (Coumadin) – Since CoQ10 increases platelet aggregation, taking it in conjunction with a blood thinning medication could impede results.
Read more about Coenzyme Q10 for migraines:
Natural Ingredients and Herbs for migraines
Coenzyme Q-10: MedlinePlus Supplements
Coenzyme Q10- University of Maryland Medical Center
Coenzyme Q10- Mayo Clinic
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