What's everybody's view on CO Q10 and magnesium?

By cateyes1213 Latest Reply 2013-02-23 15:10:27 -0600
Started 2012-08-16 23:06:47 -0500


Any feedback on magnesium and co q10?

4 replies

draco59 2013-02-22 23:00:01 -0600 Report

Hi Cat,
I use CoQ10 200 mg for about a year, the biggest change I’ve seen in me, was the better absorption of my meds. Then I read an article on CoQ10 and age, basically as we age, our bodies cannot convert CoQ10 to Ubiquinol, which is what the body actually uses. So I changed to Ubiquinol 200 mg, and the effect was even better, My Cardiologist and Endocrinologist were both in agreement with the switch. Also, there are two major factors that lead to deficiency of CoQ10 in humans: reduced biosynthesis, and increased utilization by the body. Biosynthesis is the major source of CoQ10.
I also take Magnesium 500 mg, which help with a variety of aliment from diabetics to heart problems. My doc's recommended it. Both have helped me and reduced some of my meds…
On a side note I used to take Lipitor years ago and was taken of it because the Cardiologist I was seeing at the time I didn’t need it any more. My new cardiologist put me back on it and within 3 days I couldn’t walk….. I stopped taking it and called him Monday (this happened Saturday) my wife is an RN, and we knew this possibly happen and by Monday I was back to normal.
Also, remember, people react differently to meds and supplements, so check with your doctors first.
Hope I was able to help…

HeartHawk 2012-08-18 00:18:10 -0500 Report


CoQ10 is essential for proper functioning of muscles. If you take a statin then CoQ10 is almost a must. Statins reduce your natural CoQ10 so supplmentation is the only way to restore it. It is my opnion that statin related myalgias due to low CoQ10 are highly under-reported. Be certain to address this issue with your doc.

Magnesium is an essential trace element that is important to healthy heart rhythm and blood sugar control. Low magnesium also is often the culprit when you experience muscle cramps.

In my opinion both are essential to a healthy body. But, don't treat these common supplements lightly. ALWAYS, consult you medical professionals before adding anything to your treatment regimen.


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