CoQ10 | Benefits, defiency, overdose, and supplement

Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance that sssists the body in production of energy; those organs with the highest energy reqrunninguirements have the highest amount of CoQ10.

CoQ10 supplementation may help people with migraine headaches and high blood pressure, however the research into these effects are still only preliminary.


Deficiency is common in the elderly and sick. In addition, those who are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, such as Lipitor, are generally deficient in CoQ10. There is some indication that supplementation with this vitamin in Lipitor users may be helpful, but the research is not yet conclusive.


No studies to date have shown any CoQ10 toxicity. 


Supplementation is not generally necessary for the young, but may become more recommended in the elderly. And of course those taking Lipitor or other statins may require supplementation with it.

Research is still not 100% on this point, but since toxicity is so low or nonexistant, a supplement may be a good idea. However, check with your doctor first.