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Recommended CoQ10 Dose from Pharmacists

What is the recommended CoQ10 dose I should use?

Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is a high popular natural supplement. And for very good reasons too. Studies show that CoQ10 have significant benefits to overall heath. It is known to improve heart function in people who have suffered a heart attack.

Other experts believe that taking CoQ10 could possibly extend life. This has been shown in bacteria although animal studies does not seem to support this benefit.

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In this article, our main focus is to make two recommendations. One recommendation is for those who are healthy and the other is for those who have cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels related) diseases.


Recommended CoQ10 dose - How much should I take?

The dosage of CoQ10 used in research studies ranges from a low of 60 mg daily all the way up to 3,000 mg daily.

The good news is that even at a dose of 60 mg daily, it has shown benefits for improving heart function in those people suffering from heart disease.

The higher dose of 1,200 mg daily (in divided doses) was specifically used to see if taking CoQ10 could help treat Parkinson's disease.

For specific doses used for various health problems, see CoQ10 Dose Recommendations.

In general, for a healthy individual who have no history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, 100 mg once daily is the most suitable dose to use.

Individuals who suffer from various health conditions should take 100 mg twice daily as a starting dose. Higher doses can be used as the side effects of CoQ10 are minimal and infrequent.

If you are taking more than 200 mg daily, it is a good idea that your seek the help of a health care professional for monitoring.


Bottom Line

The most suitable CoQ10 dose for healthy individuals, both male and female, is 100 mg once daily.

For those who have cardiovascular risks (high blood pressure, diabetes and/or high cholesterol) take 200 mg daily (or 100 mg twice daily).

See CoQ10 Dose Recommendations for dosages used to treat other health conditions.


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