Coenzyme Q-10

What other names is Coenzyme Q-10 known by?

Co Q10, Co Q-10, Coenzima Q-10, Co-Enzyme 10, Coenzyme Q 10, Coenzyme Q10, Co-Enzyme Q10, Co-Enzyme Q-10, Co-Q 10, CoQ10, Co-Q10, CoQ-10, Ubidcarenone, Ubidécarénone, Ubiquinone-10.

What is Coenzyme Q-10?

Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) is a vitamin-like substance found throughout the body, but especially in the heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas. It is eaten in small amounts in meats and seafood. Coenzyme Q-10 can also be made in a laboratory. It is used as medicine.

Likely Effective for...

  • Coenzyme Q-10 deficiency (very rare).
  • Mitochondrial disorders, inherited or acquired disorders that limit energy production in the cells of the body.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF), in combination with other medications.
  • Decreasing the risk of additional heart problems in people who have had a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction).
  • Huntington's disease.
  • Preventing blood vessel complications caused by heart bypass surgery.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) in combination with other medications.
  • Preventing migraine headache.
  • Parkinson's disease. Some research shows that taking coenzyme Q-10 supplements might slow functional decline in people with early Parkinson's disease. But taking a coenzyme Q-10 supplement in people with mid-stage Parkinson's disease does not seem to improve symptoms.
  • Improving the immune system of people with HIV/AIDS.
  • Muscular dystrophy, an inherited disorder involving muscle wasting.

Likely Ineffective for...

  • Improving exercise performance.
  • Dental (periodontal) disease, when applied directly to the teeth and gums.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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