What is Coenzyme Q10 Dosage?

Coenzyme Q10 dosage vary from one medical problem to the other, and sometimes, from one personal circumstance to the other.

When we are young, the body can produce enough of this antioxidant, but various situations and factors, such as medical conditions, stress, medications, aging etc, can lower Coenzyme Q10 CoQ10 levels in our bodies.

What are the essential facts about Statins and CoQ10... and the Side Effects...?

Topics covered on this page:

  •      Coenzyme CoQ10 and Statins
  •      Migraine Prevention
  •      Fertility... (male)
  •      Coenzyme Q10 Dosages for different ailments
  •      CoQ10 Side Effects

Coenzyme Q10 Dosage for People on Statins

Taking care of your cholesterol levels, is as important as taking care of your blood pressure.

They can both contribute negatively, to your heart and general well-being, if not properly taken care of.

Statins are prescription only.... cholesterol lowering medications.

Most of them belong to HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.... in plain English, they inhibit the human beings livers production of a specific enzyme that is crucial to the production and / or manufacture of cholesterol....!!! This is the way they lower cholesterol.

These are very potent and powerful medications....these includes:

  •  Lovastatin.....     (mevacor)
  •  Simvastatin....    (Zocor)
  •  Pravastatin....     (Pravacol)
  •  Flustatin......       (Lescol)
  •  Atorvastatin...     (Lipitor)
  •  Rosuvastatin...    (Crestor)

 Other group of ... Fibric Acid Derivatives for cholesterol... like...   Gemfibrozil....  (Lopid)

Coenzyme CoQ10 and Statins   

It must also be noted, that most people with high cholesterol, also have lower levels of Coenzyme CoQ10...

Another major fact is that... the same enzyme, the "Statins" inhibit the production of, as indicated above, in order to lower cholesterol... this same enzyme, is also NECESSARY for the production, of Coenzyme CoQ10 ... you can connect the dot, and solve the puzzle and see why anyone taking "Statins" need to take Coenzyme CoQ10--  UBIQUINOL... to replenish the body's shortage...!!!

People who take statins are known to have "statin induced myopathy"...  a form of muscle pain associated with the use of statins... Coenzyme CoQ10 / ubiquinol coq10 supplements, help with the relieve of this unpleasant side effects of statins.

The usual dosage is 100  -  240 mg (Ubiquinol CoQ10 100mg orally twice daily) 

Please discuss fully with your physician.

If you take statins, be careful of Grapefruit and grapefruit juice... an excellent source of Vitamin C  ... because, it may also increase the amount, and the potency of your statin in your body, to a very dangerous level  ....!!!   please talk to your physician about this.


Taking Coenzyme Q10 to prevent Migraine, has been shown to be effective. It reduces the frequency at which the symptoms develop, and the severity.

It must be noted however, that this supplement is useful for the prevention rather than the treatment of Migraines.

Migraine can be very debilitating and giving its sufferers, untold hardship, pain and poor quality of life while the headache and the ailment goes on.

Oral administration is the route of choice.

Coenzyme Q10 Dosage for MALE FERTILITY

 Male fertility problem is a very emotionally draining situation. This problem comes with many different factors... the main ones are with, sperm motility (movement), density and potency.

Research has shown that, CoQ10 can improve the density, movement, and activity of the sperm with its antioxidant nature, to reduce the oxidative stress and improve the outcome to the production of healthy babies...

Ubiquinol has also been shown to be helpful in the Female Fertility problems....

Supplementation with Coenzyme CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) has been shown to improve the ability of the sperm to swim (motility). It also supports and improves the sperms cellular energy and its ability to fertilize female egg(s).

Most defective sperm cells are affected by the unstable free radical cells in these infertile men

In the Journal of Urology of July 2009... titled  ""Efficacy of Coenzyme Q10 on semen parameters, sperm function and reproductive hormones in infertile men""

It was concluded that "Coenzyme Q10 supplementation resulted in a statistically significant improvement in certain semen parameters....

Another research in the Journal of Endrocrinological Investigation of Sept 2011... Further supports evidence, that supplementing with CoQ10 is associated with alleviating oxidative stress.

Obviously, more studies and research is needed in this area....

Coenzyme Q10 and Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression

Atherosclerotic plaque progression and problems with endothelial dysfunction, has been one of the problems, that lead to heart attack (myocardial infarction)

In a study published in the    "Nutrition January 2013".... in which the "beneficial effects of aged garlic extract and Coenzyme Q10 on vascular elasticity and endothelial function were examined on 65 Los Angeles County Firefighters...

It was concluded that   " the combination of Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) and Co Q10 was independently associated with significant beneficial effects on vascular elasticity and endothelial function in firefighters... with high occupational stress, highlighting the importance of AGE and CoQ10 in atherosclerotic prevention of such invididual"

 CoQ10 SIDE EFFECTS         

Most people has no side effects from taking this antioxidant supplement, but the common side effects includes...

  •    Loss of appetite
  •    Stomach upset
  •    Nausea
  •    Vomiting
  •    Diarrhea
  •    Headache
  •    Fatigue
  •    Heartburn
  •    Dizziness
  •    Irritability

 Other Coenzyme Q10 Side Effects

In some cases, some people may experience

  •     Skin rashes
  •     Itchiness
  •     Insomnia
  •     Elevated liver enzymes

Another thing Coq10 can do, is, lower your blood pressure.... be very careful, because, it augments and increase the effects of other medications used for high blood pressure.

Also be careful, Red Yeast may reduce the health benefits of CoQ10... discuss with your medical doctor.

Coenzyme Q10 Dosage for Different Ailments

These are the Coenzyme Q10 recommended dosage for common medical problems and ailments....   this is just the partial list....  

  • For infertility in men    200 -  300mg daily
  • For Preeclampsia  100 mg orally, twice daily from the 20th week of pregnancy until delivery... under the care of a medical specialist  
  • For high blood pressure : 100 - 200mg orally, per day in two divided doses
  • For Migraine prevention : Ubiquinol 100 mg orally three times daily
  • For Parkinson disease : 300 - 2400 mg daily, in 3 - 4 divided doses, under the care of a medical specialist
  • For Coenzyme Q10 deficiency :  150 mg orally daily
  • For Heart Failure Supplement   :   100 mg orally in 2 divided doses daily.
  • For Muscular Dystrophy : Ubiquinol 100 mg orally per day
  • Arrhythmia     : 100 - 200 mg orally per day in divided doses.
  • For HIV  /  AIDS 200mg orally per day.

Keep in mind, taking the supplement, with meals with fat or oil contents will improve its absorption rate in your body.  It is a fat soluble antioxidant.

Research has shown that CoQ10 Ubiquinol is more easily absorbed and readily available in the blood stream than the Ubiquinone...

Taking the Ubiquinol in divided doses, also allows it to stay longer and useful in your body, than taking a large dose at once.....


               Ubiquinone versus Ubiquinol

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