CoQ10

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

CoQ10 is an antioxidant nutrient which is used for cell growth and maintenance. [1] CoQ10 has been studied as a potential preventative treatment to reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of migraines. It may be purchased as an over-the-counter supplement.

Links with Depression and Serotonin

CoQ10 deficiency may cause depression-like symptoms and may also be linked to lower levels of serotonin.[2] Taking CoQ10 may be effective in relieving depression and anxiety.[3]

Recorded Dosages

 * 60 mg/day[4]
 * 100 mg/day[5]
 * 100 mg 3x/day [6]
 * 150 mg/day[7]

Studies

Side Effects

 * Insomnia (100mg/day and up) [8]
 * Elevated levels of liver enzyme (not liver toxicity)[8]
 * Rashes [8]
 * Nausea[8]
 * Upper abdominal pain[8]
 * Dizziness[8]
 * Sensitivity to light[8]
 * Irritability[8]
 * Headache[8]
 * Heartburn[8]
 * Fatigue[8]

Interactions

References

  1. "Coenzyme Q10 - Topic Overview." WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/coenzyme-q10-topic-overview
  2. Coenzyme Q10 Regulates Serotonin Levels and Depressive Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients: Results of a Small Clinical Trial. Alcocer-Gómez, Elísabet DSc; Sánchez-Alcázar, Jose Antonio MD, PhD; Cordero, Mario D. BSc. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology: April 2014 - Volume 34 - Issue 2 - p 277–278. doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000097 http://journals.lww.com/psychopharmacology/Citation/2014/04000/Coenzyme_Q10_Regulates_Serotonin_Levels_and.23.aspx May 15, 2017
  3. Louis, PF. Beat chronic depression and stress with Co-Q10. Natural News. February 12, 2013. http://www.naturalnews.com/039051_chronic_depression_Co-Q10_heart_health.html May 15, 2017.
  4. 60mg recommended by Nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch. "7 Natural Cures for Migraine." Nikki Jong, Caring.com. http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/caregiving/7-natural-cures-for-migraines-1
  5. 100mg recommended by Nutrition guru Jonny Bowden. "7 Natural Cures for Migraine." Nikki Jong, Caring.com. http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/caregiving/7-natural-cures-for-migraines-1
  6. Migraine Headaches. Weil. https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/headache/migraine-headaches/ May 15, 2017
  7. 150mg used in a study. "7 Natural Cures for Migraine." Nikki Jong, Caring.com. http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/caregiving/7-natural-cures-for-migraines-1
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 "Coenzyme Q10 -Topic Overview." WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/coenzyme-q10-topic-overview