Posted by Garnet71 on January 17, 2009, at 21:37:46
In reply to Long Term SSRI Use Has Destabilzed Me, posted by NewQuestions on January 16, 2009, at 10:28:30
"Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) has been the focus of scientific study for years and has become one of the most popular dietary supplements. This vitamin-like compound, it has been proposed, may help treat, or possibly even prevent, many disorders, including heart disease, hypertension, AIDS, asthma, Parkinsons and Huntingtons disease, certain cancers, lung disease, gum disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, and allergies. Its supposed to improve memory, boost immunity and energy, enhance exercise performance, and combat aging. Such sweeping claims should always arouse suspicion. Though in recent years scientists have learned a lot about CoQ-10, the clinical research is still in its infancyand thus the marketing claims remain overblown.
Claims, Benefits: Prevents and treats heart disease, Parkinsons disease, and many other disorders.
Bottom Line: This interesting antioxidant may be effective against heart failure and Parkinsons. If you try it to treat a disease, get medical advice about doses and formulationseven though its just guesswork at this pointas well as about potential drug interactions. Theres no reason to take it if you are healthy. The long-term effects are unknown, and the price is high."