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CoQ10 may lower inflammation

Cells in the body make coenzyme Q10, a prime factor in creating cellular energy.

Certain tissues in the body, such as heart, kidney, liver, and skeletal muscle tissue, have especially high energy requirements, and need lots of CoQ10.

The aim of this review of seven CoQ10 studies was to measure the effects of taking CoQ10 supplements on C-reactive protein (CRP), a sign of systemic inflammation. Overall, CoQ10 moderately lowered CRP levels. In addition, doctors also found that CoQ10 significantly lowered levels of another inflammatory factor, interleukin-6 (IL-6), which promotes CRP.

Discussing the findings, doctors said that CoQ10 has a moderately favorable effect on lowering CRP, a significant effect on lowering IL-6, and that taking CoQ10 supplements likely reduces mild chronic inflammation.

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