Benefits: Controls flow of oxygen within cells, aids cardiovascular function, an anti-oxidant, important in energy production.
Good food sources: Beef, sardines, spinach, peanuts, soybeans, vegetable oil.
Cautions: Don't take if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Substance interactions: None known.
Signs of toxicity: None known.
* CoQ 10 may be beneficial to those undergoing cancer treatments
such as chemotherapy. It acts as an anti-oxidant and may prevent
damage to the body that the treatments may cause.
* If taking supplements without a doctor's advice, it is recommended to take no more than 200 mg per day, divided up into several doses over the course of the day. Since CoQ 10 is fat soluble, it is best to take it will a little bit of fatty or oily food. This may be unnecessary if it is in an oil base capsule (similar to a vitamin E capsule).
* Aids in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome since CoQ
10 is vital in the body's energy production.
* Some studies have shown that taking CoQ 10 supplements for one
to three months significantly helps heart patients. Consult a doctor,
though, before taking more than 200 mg per day.