Oral intake of coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 products, likely treats mitochondrial disorders and insufficiency from CoQ10. There is strong scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of supplementation with CoQ10 for CoQ10 deficiency, states Mayo Clinic.
CoQ10, which is a naturally occurring chemical in the body, is also present in food and can be synthesized in a laboratory setting, notes WebMD. In medicated form, CoQ10 is used to treat and improve symptoms of CoQ10 deficiency, providing relief from exhaustion, seizures and loss of strength.
CoQ10 is also possibly effective in treating vision loss associated with advancing age, congestive heart failure, neural damage due to diabetes, Huntington's disease, hypertension, vascular complications, migraine headache, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease and Peyronie's disease. Patients who experience a heart attack or have chronic heart failure may also benefit from taking CoQ10 supplements.