Important Side Effects of COQ10 You Need to Know
by Glenn Reschke
What are the side effects of this nutrient? To put it simply, basically none.
By all appearances, COQ10 side effects don't exist -- they're very rarely reported. It appears to be a
very safe substance.
There's other information you need to know though regarding the side effects of CoEnzyme Q10. COQ10 (or Coenzyme
Q10 as it is really labeled as) is one of the world's most popular supplements.
Actually, that's bit of a fabrication. The truth is, COQ10 supplements are synthetic and almost completely
unassimilated! (And they're very expensive.)
There is a work around, though. You can get the body to produce its own amount by making
sure your supplement has vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and
Therefore, I suggest getting it by way of a full, comprehensive supplement with multiple nutrients.
On average, if you live to the age of 80, your body's supply of COQ10 will be half that of when you were 20. The
body needs COQ10 for many functions.
COQ10 substance loss causes the
degeneration of cells, which researchers believe contributes to age-related diseases and conditions
like arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, myopathy (muscle tissue disease and/or loss), and the breakdown of
Simply put, the older you get, the more you need COQ10.
COQ10 Side Effects -- Precautions
Basic side effects of Coenzyme Q10 are nausea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, and diarrhea. However, COQ10
side effects are very uncommon.
Yes, there are no side effects with COQ10 antioxidant per se, but if you are taking statin, cholesterol
lowering drugs, you need to know the side effects for they could be life threatening!
Statin prescription drugs like Lipitor, Zocor, or Mevacor actually deplete COQ10 antioxidant.
One doctor, Dr. Peter Langsjoen believes COQ10-lowering effects of statins actually contribute to the
increase of congestive heart failure.
For more in-depth information, please read my article on this at this link here As always, before embarking on any kind of supplementation, please check
with your doctor first for the side effects of it are legitimately dangerous.
If you'd like a more comprehensive overview of the benefits, tips on choosing COQ10 supplementation, what to
look for and why, please visit our comprehensive page on COQ10 here. (The side effects of CO10 are adequately represented here, however.)
Choosing A COQ10 Supplement
People need 30mg to 100mg a day but as COQ10 is synthetic and very expensive what is the option? I
recommend taking a multi-vitamin supplement that has what the body needs to generate its own supply of COQ10.
Again, make sure your supplement has vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12,
vitamin C, and pantothenic acid as well as gugulipid extract for maximum synergistic effect.
The supplements should be produced at GMP facilities. They should also have a Certificate of
Analysis (COA) on file for review by you confirming the potency of the ingredients listed on the label.
Enteric coated tablets is also
recommended as it preserves the nutrients through the stomach until it can get into the upper intestine for
assimilation. Enteric coating is also important as skeptics say COQ10 loses its nutritional quality
when traveling through the harsh gastric acids of the stomach.
More Side Effects Info
After years of research, I finally came across a company that meets all the requirements as outlined above.
There is a company that meets all the above criteria.
Their multivitamin supplement product has over 90 vitamins, minerals, specialty trace nutrients, enzymes, and
This multivitamin multimineral herbal supplement actually doesn't have Coenzyme Q10 in it.
As mentioned, key nutrients in the body, which this supplement has in it, actually help the body make the
necessary COQ10! Give the body the nutrients it needs, and it'll do the rest.
If you take the recommended daily dose of this world-class pure grade quality vitamin supplement (6 tablets per day), your body will
actually produce at least as much COQ10 as if you had taken a 100mg tablet of CoQ10.
Therefore, we do recommend that you don't take a COQ10 supplement -- instead take the nutrients that create
In addition, if you'd like more information on COQ10 and the benefits of COQ10, I offer this more comprehensive
COQ10 information page on this website as well.
I've been taking this New Zealand company's multivitamin (and other products) for some time
(eight years now) and can attest to its benefits.
I have more energy, better sleep, and better overall health. While there is no Recommended Daily Allowance of
CoEnzyme Q10, it's recommended you take 30 mg to 100mg a day.
I hope this article has been useful for you. Thank you for visiting this website.
Yours in health,