Fibromyalgia 2013 Research on CoQ10 #fibromyalgia

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Coenzyme Q10 Minimizes Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A recent clinical trial published in March 2013 determined that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) improves symptoms in subjects with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread pain and is estimated to affect over five million American adults.

Twenty subjects with fibromyalgia received 300 mg per day of CoQ10 or a placebo for 40 days. The researchers evaluated the subjects for fibromyalgia symptoms using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire at the beginning of the study and again after the intervention period. The investigators also assessed inflammation, antioxidant enzymes, mitochondrial biogenesis and gene expression of 5′ adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an enzyme that plays a role in cellular energy homeostasis.

The investigators determined that CoQ10 supplementation resulted in a reduction in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire score compared to placebo, with particular reduction in pain and fatigue and morning tiredness subscales. The researchers also found a reduction in tender points and recovery of inflammation, antioxidant enzymes, mitochondrial biogenesis and AMPK gene expression levels.

The investigators stated, “These results lead to the hypothesis that CoQ10 have a potential therapeutic effect in fibromyalgia, and indicate new potential molecular targets for the therapy of this disease. AMPK could be implicated in the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia.”

Cordero MD, et al. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2013 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print.]

About Michelle Arbore

I am 36 years old, married for 8 years and have an almost 3 year old, Michael Richard. We also have two cats (Anibel & Mama). I own my own social media management and coaching business that allows me to work from home. I like to read, listen to music, take photos, learn new things, shop, watch TV and spend time with family and friends. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia. I have suffered from this disease for over 15 years now. I started my blog so I could have a place to vent about what I am feeling. It has turned into a place where I post information about this disease, talk about books that I am reading about Fibro, and getting to meet other people who suffer from this.
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2 Responses to Fibromyalgia 2013 Research on CoQ10 #fibromyalgia

  1. Ann Shirley says:

    I’m glad to hear that those suffering from fibromyalgia will be able to get some relief for their pain through coq10. Coq10 is an amazing supplement that offers a wide array of health benefits. I have heard in the past that coq10 can offer relief for muscle aches and pains, making it a favorite supplement among athletes, so this news does not surprise me. It is yet another reason that adults should consider taking this supplement.

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