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Coenzyme Q10 and the Heart Part 2

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CoQ10 supplements are widely sold all over the internet and health food stores. There are a lot of anecdotal reports on its beneficial effects in other medical disorders. There are also many reports that CoQ10 may lower blood sugar levels. So far, there is little science-based evidence to determine what it does. Its use in medicine remains controversial.

Today, many dietitians and alternative health care practitioners recommend CoQ10 as a supplement, but there is little scientific data to support its benefits. There are a lot of anecdotal reports about what it can do, but there are just as many such reports which show the exact opposite.

The dose of CoQ10 has not been obtained from any coherent scientific study. In most health food stores there are various brands of CoQ10 with a wide range of concentration of the product.

In addition, CoQ10 is also sold by many generic names and each one has a different additives and preservatives. Despite the empirical dosage, CoQ10 appears to be relatively safe. There are athletes and runners who do consume mega doses of CoQ10 on a daily basis and no adverse side effects have been reported.

For the present, there is not enough scientific information to recommend the safe use of Coenzyme Q10 in children. Individuals who have heart disease should consult with their health care provider first before abandoning conventional treatments. Like all pharmaceutical products, supplements like CoQ10 also have a probability of inducing allergies.

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