Fibromyalgia symptoms declined by half with CoQ10

Fibromyalgia is a group of symptoms that includes body-wide pain, tender joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissue, with links to fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and headache.

Doctors suspected a link to excess oxidation, where the body lacks the antioxidants to prevent oxidative cell damage. Doctors compared 15 healthy people to 20 participants with fibromyalgia and found 64 percent lower levels of the antioxidant CoQ10, 610 percent higher oxidative stress levels, and energy reserves in the cells were 70 percent lower than in healthy people. Doctors then gave 10 of the fibromyalgia participants 300 mg of CoQ10 per day. After three months, circulating levels of CoQ10 had increased 63 percent, oxidative stress levels decreased 83 percent, and cell energy reserves more than tripled.

Participants reported overall fibromyalgia symptoms declined by half, and headache severity was 40 percent lower after taking CoQ10.

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