Searching for Proofs | Health Benefits of CoQ10

I have been reading a lot about this Coenzyme Q 10 or CoQ10. It is a coenzyme as its name suggest. Helps in ATP production or providing energy in all parts of the body. Also, an antioxidant, scavenging harmful free radicals that are likely to cause health hazards.

The coenzyme is natural part of our body system. Production is regulated and go lower as we age. Taking supplements is known to increase its availability and prevent the onset of many degenerative diseases.

I am not here to discuss about details. I am interested on evidence. I want scientific evidence. I searched the web scanning only reputable studies published for the past year, a year before publishing this. Avoided any webstores and articles endorsed by them.

Listing began:

1) CoQ10 treatment has protective effect against Ultraviolet B exposure. It may prevent sun related diseases such as skin cancers.

What is UVB or Ultraviolet B? There are three types of ultraviolet light according to my understanding. The Ultraviolet A, B and C. The C type is the most dangerous but not a treat cause it is not capable of penetrating ozone layer. A and B type can do penetrate in attenuated form. B is stronger than A and is usually blame for development for skin related cancers.

Ultraviolet C not penetrating Earth surface was true centuries ago. Ozone layer hole and continuous thinning of the rest pose a great risk.

2) Affect against migraine, headache stomach problems can be realized after one two three months. Recommended for children and women of child bearing age

3) CoQ10 is effective in preventing many of the detrimental effects of photoaging.

4) AGE plus CoQ10 are associated with beneficial effect on inflammatory and oxidative markers and reduced progression of coronary atherosclerosis – going to cause cardiac arrest as it progress.

5) CoQ10 and folic acid have therapeutic and preventive effects on cognitive impairments in Alzheimer’s disease.

6) CoQ10 guards against gastric ulceration.

7) CoQ10, vitamin C, vitamin E and Dxm had a protective effect on the biochemical and histopathological outcome of pulmonary contusion.

8) Increase platelet CoQ10 concentration showed improved body mass index in patients suffering anorexia nervosa.

Reference Studies:

1) Coenzyme Q10 Ameliorates Ultraviolet B Irradiation Induced Cell Death Through Inhibition of Mitochondrial Intrinsic Cell Death Pathway
Li Jing, Santosh Kumari, Natalia Mendelev and P. Andy Li
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Received: 23 August 2011; in revised form: 8 October 2011 / Accepted: 21 November 2011 /
Published: 24 November 2011

2) Efficacy of coenzyme Q10 in migraine prophylaxis: A randomized controlled trial.
P. S. Sándor, L. Di Clemente, G. Coppola, et al.
Neurology 2005;64;713
DOI 10.1212/01.WNL.0000151975.03598.ED
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3) Coenzyme Q10, a cutaneous antioxidant and energizer
U. Hoppe , J. Bergemann, W. Diembeck, J. Ennen, S. Gohla, I. Harris, J. Jacob,
J. Kielholz, W. Mei, D. Pollet, D. Schachtschabel, G. Sauermann, V. Schreiner,
F. Stäb and F. Steckel

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5) Folic Acid and Coenzyme Q10 Ameliorate Cognitive Dysfunction in the Rats with Intracerebroventricular Injection of Streptozotocin
Hamid Reza Dehghani Dolatabadi, Parham Reisi, Hojjatallah Alaei, Hamid Azizi Malekabadi, Ali
Asghar Pilehvarian
Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Vol. 15, No. 2, Mar-Apr 2012, 719-724
Received: Apr 22, 2011; Accepted: Dec 21, 2011

6) Gastroprotective Efficacy of Coenzyme Q10 in Indomethacin-Induced Gastropathy: Other Potential Mechanisms
Asmaa M. Malash,Dalaal M. Abdallah, Azza M. Agha, and Sanna A. Kenawy
Received 30 October 2011; Accepted 1 December 2011
Academic Editor: Gyula Mozsik

7) Antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and coenzyme Q10 vs Dexamethasone: comparisons of their effects in pulmonary contusion model

Mertol Gokce, Ozkan Saydam, Volkan Hanci, Murat Can and Burak Bahadir
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012, 7:92 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-7-92
Published: 26 September 2012

8) Coenzyme Q10 concentration in plasma and blood cells of juvenile patients hospitalized for anorexia nervosa.
Petra Niklowitz, Birgit Brosche-Bockholt, Ina Dieffenbach, Rainer Dieffenbach, Werner Andler,
Michael Paulussen, and Thomas Menke
Children’s Hospital of Datteln, University of Witten-Herdecke, Dr.-Friedrich-Steiner-Str. 5, 45711 Datteln, Germany

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