Pilot study news: A new study shows that Coenzyme Q10 supplementation reduces depression and fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients. This is good news indeed. Moreover, these are research results that make sense.
We know that Coenzyme Q10 supplementation improves the symptoms of both chronic fatigue syndromeChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder with an unknown cause. CFS is characterized by persistent fatigue that does not improve with rest and that cannot be explained by any identifiable medical condition. CFS is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID). It is sometimes abbreviated ME/CFS. CFS patients typically have low levels of... Read more about this term patients [Castro-Marrero 2016] and fibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is characterized by widespread muscle and bone pain. The pain is accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory problems, and mood issues. Fibromyalgia seems to amplify the brain's processing of painful signals and sensations. Whereas the emphasis in chronic fatigue syndrome is on the persistent fatigue, the emphasis in fibromyalgia is on the widespread pain. Some studies have shown that CoQ10... Read more about this term patients [Cordero 2013]. At least one study has shown that Coenzyme Q10 supplementation improves the symptoms of depression [Forester 2012].
Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is common in many diseases: cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndromeMetabolic syndrome is the medical term for a cluster of conditions such as excess body fat around the waist, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Metabolic syndrome is associated with increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Individuals with metabolic syndrome are at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke and have, therefore,... Read more about this term, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, type-2 diabetes [Zhai 2017]. Anti-inflammatory drugs give modest improvement at best and are associated with long-term adverse effects [Esser 2015]. Some researchers have begun to investigate whether Coenzyme Q10 as an adjunctive treatment has anti-inflammatory health benefits.
Energy starvation in the immune system? Immune system cells starved for energy? There is a very plausible theory that chronic heart failure is a disease caused by the energy starvation of the heart muscle cells. Lacking adequate Coenzyme Q10 – an indispensable component of the human cell respiration and oxidative phosphorylation process – the heart muscle cells produce less ATPATP (adenosine triphosphate) molecules are the high-energy molecules with easily broken phosphate bonds that release energy to the energy-requiring processes in the cells. Coenzyme Q10 is essential to the process of ATP production.... Read more about this term than is needed to supply the cells with energy. (A concomitant theory holds that Coenzyme Q10, in its reduced form, also protects the heart muscle cells against oxidative damage.)