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What is the recommended dose of CoQ10?

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CoQ10 dosage recommendations depend on the condition being treated, but CoQ10 manufacturers generally suggest 22 to 400 milligrams daily. Preventing and treating certain heart conditions requires dosages up to 600 milligrams per day, according to Mayo Clinic. Conditions such as gum disease, diabetes, or hepatitis may require dosages of less than 100 milligrams.

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Chest pain can be treated with a CoQ10 dose of 60 to 600 milligrams per day for four weeks. A weakened heart muscle can be treated with 30 to 600 milligrams of CoQ10 taken daily for up to eight years. To prevent heart disease, 200 milligrams of CoQ10 can taken every day for 12 weeks, according to Mayo Clinic.

Gum disease can be treated with a relatively low oral dose of 5 milliliters of CoQ10 mixed into corn oil in divided daily doses, or in soybean oil at a concentration of 85 milligrams per milliliter taken once a week for six weeks. Types 1 and 2 diabetes are commonly treated with 100 milligrams of CoQ10 taken daily for 12 weeks. Hepatitis C treatment with CoQ10 requires 40 to 80 milligrams of the mitoquinone form of CoQ10 taken once a day for 28 days and following a daily fasting period, according to Mayo Clinic.

Adult CoQ10 treatment doses can vary significantly, whereas a child’s recommended dose is generally less than 100 milligrams per day regardless of the condition being treated. Treatment for the neurological disease amytrophic lateral sclerosis is among those conditions requiring the highest treatment dosage of CoQ10, at up to 3,000 milligrams per day for eight months, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke..

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