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2012-03-09

CoQ10 Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms

This new study was just a small one, but good study to discuss, nonetheless. It involved 10 patients with fibromyalgia, and on initial testing, levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in salivary cells and mononuclear blood cells were reduced.

The group then received supplementation with 300 mg/day CoQ10 and this was found to be associated with improvements in clinical symptoms and a restoration of normal CoQ10 levels.

The authors conclude, "Patients with FM showed an important dysfunction in CoQ10 levels and might benefit from oral supplementation."

This is very similar (in fact, even the same dosage was used) to a study I covered last year. Click HERE to read that post. 

Source: Coenzyme Q10 in salivary cells correlate with blood cells in Fibromyalgia: Improvement in clinical and biochemical parameter after oral treatment

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2 comments:

  1. Would L-carnitine be good for chronic fatigue too?

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    1. Based on a clinical study and a case study, L-carnitine has been shown to reduce the fatigue. Some other evidence suggests it could also reduce the fatigue associated with the use of certain drugs.

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