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Author Topic: Coenzyme Q10  (Read 3447 times)

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Offline BM

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Coenzyme Q10
« on: December 29, 2009, 08:52:12 PM »
I've been considering supplementing with this nutrient, which appears to be depleted in us pozzies. I want to try it mainly to see if it can help with my unending tiredness, which my doctor doesn't seem too concerned about. So to those who have tried it, what has been your experience? How much did you/do you take? Do you space doses throughout the day? Are there any known interactions with meds?

Thanks,
BM

Offline aztecan

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Re: Coenzyme Q10
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 11:15:58 AM »
I take 200 mgs of CoQ10 daily, along with 400 mgs of alpha lipoic acid and 1,000 mgs of L-carnitine.

I am hoping this will help repair some of the damage done by more than a decade on the old meds, but I have no idea if it will.

I do seem to have more energy than I had in the past and my brain seems less foggy than before.

All of this could be a placebo effect, but I think it does help. I have been taking these supplements, along with a multivitamin and a few other supplements, for nearly a year now.

My doctor checked and found no contraindiations with my meds.

Here are a few links with some information:


http://www.poz.com/articles/181_971.shtml


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coenzyme-q10/NS_patient-coenzymeq10/DSECTION=evidence


Hope this helps,

Mark
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 12:13:30 AM by aztecan »
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Coenzyme Q10
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 06:35:38 PM »
Hi,

I still take C0Q10, and have for quite a while.  I take the 150 mg daily. I also take Aceytl L- Carnitine and the Alpha lipoic Acid, in a one capsule combination.

Acetyl L Carnitine (400mg) ,  and ALA (200 mg)

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline BM

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Re: Coenzyme Q10
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 08:58:57 PM »
I've been on the Q10 for three days and my energy levels are much improved; it's quite amazing! I will mention this to my doctor next time I see him.

Is Q10 something that can be prescribed? It's very expensive in the UK.

Offline veritas

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Re: Coenzyme Q10
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 08:58:26 AM »
BM,

I don't know about the UK, but here in the US it is a supplement (OTC).

"Coenzyme Q10 is sold in the US as a dietary supplement.The Q and the 10 in coenzyme Q10 refer to parts of the compound's chemical structure. It is also known as CoQ10, Q10, vitamin Q10, ubiquinone, or ubidecarenone."

http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=34440

Perhaps someone in the UK can clarify. Your right though, it is expensive.

v

PS: Here's a link from the UK that might help with your research: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Coenzyme-Q10.htm
« Last Edit: January 12, 2010, 09:05:48 AM by veritas »

 


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