What Are the Uses of Coenzyme Q10?

What Are the Uses of Coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10 is used to improve a variety of health conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, cancer, and Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases. Additionally, Coenzyme Q10 is used for reducing the side effects of certain medications, improving immune function, exercise tolerance and fertility problems, according to WebMD.

Coenzyme Q10 provides beneficial effects in heart conditions such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and blood vessel complications due to surgery. It may also decrease the risk of having a second heart attack, according to MedlinePlus. In addition, it can also reduce the negative side effects of drugs on the heart and other organs.

Coenzyme Q10 can improve immune function in people with AIDS, and it may be useful as a secondary treatment for cancer patients due to its ability to increase immunity, according to WebMD. Some research studies have effectively demonstrated the beneficial effects of Coenzyme Q10 for improving the health of cancer patients and providing protection against the negative effects of some cancer drugs.

CoQ10 is also used to treat cancer, according to WebMD. In 1961, it was found that those suffering from cancer had very little CoQ10 in their blood. Further studies have shown that CoQ10 can help to boost the immune system, and it might help treat cancer when used in conjunction with other treatments. As of 2015, there are no studies that show CoQ10 is an effective treatment for muscular dystrophy, periodontal disease or recovery following exercise.

Coenzyme Q10 may be promising as a treatment for asthma, eye disease and high cholesterol, as indicated by Mayo Clinic. However, it has been shown to negatively affect diabetes, Huntington's disease and hepatitis C.

A popular use of Coenzyme Q10 is to treat acquired or inherited conditions such as mitochondrial disorders that cause reduced energy production in the body’s cells, according to WebMD. Coenzyme Q10 is used by the body for producing an important molecule involved with energy transfer. Other known uses of Coenzyme Q10 include the treatment of migraines, Lyme disease, muscular dystrophy and hair loss, according to WebMD.