Should I take Co Enzyme Q10? Part 2

Abundant living
with John Arts
Abundant Health

We generally make all the Co enzyme Q10, known as CoQ10, we need. Some people however should take extra as a supplement. CoQ10 is made in your liver from the same enzymes that make cholesterol. This is why drugs that reduce cholesterol can significantly reduce circulating CoQ10.

I recently spoke to a client who’d experienced a lot of muscle pain and stiffness while on statins. After just a month on high grade CoQ10 (CoQsol) the pain had completely gone and they are now able to tolerate the medication without side effects. I generally find it takes one-two months to restore muscle function and energy.

Muscle issues from statin use is one of the most common reasons from muscle and tendon pain and weakness. It is a shame many suffer needlessly, as in most cases is quickly resolved with a high quality CoQ10 without having to stop the medication.

What makes CoQ10 unique is its ability to accept and donate electrons. This enables CoQ10 to move hydrogen electrons within your cell mitochondria to make the energy your body requires. Inadequate CoQ10 levels reduce energy output and this is felt as tiredness and often as muscle weakness.

I regularly prescribe CoQ10 for those with health issues known to reduce energy; especially those with autoimmune or neurodegenerative problems. While CoQ10 is not a cure it can help to lift general energy and wellbeing.

In most cases I will add CoQ10 as the patented CoQsol or my specialised MTQ10 formula for those needing extra CoQ10 plus a lift in energy. MTQ10 combines CoQ10 with a B complex plus other energy co-factors. Most people feel a real difference within one-two months.

John Arts (B.Soc.Sci, Dip Tch, Adv.Dip.Nut.Med) is a nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health Ltd. For questions or advice contact John on 0800 423559 or email: Join his all new newsletter at:


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