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2013-05-31

CoQ10 Benefits Multiple Sclerosis

Okay, following the last two studies posted, let's end this week as the "CoQ10 week."

Today's study of discussion was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 45 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Since MS is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which higher oxidative stress may contribute to its pathogenesis, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of CoQ10 supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant enzyme activity.


12 weeks of supplementation with CoQ10 at a dose of 500 mg/day was found to be associated with significant increases in activity of the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and decrease in levels of malondialdehyde (a marker of oxidative stress), as compared to controls.

These results suggest that supplementation with coenzyme Q10 at a dose of 500 mg/d may benefit patients with relapsing-remitting MS.

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Source: Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation Reduces Oxidative Stress and Increases Antioxidant Enzyme Activity in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

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