Coenzyme Q10

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or ubiquinone is found in the mitochondria and as a component of the electron transport chain plays an important role in aerobic respiration.

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Plasma CoQ10 was found to be significantly lower in ME/CFS patients than in normal controls and correlated with symptom severity.[1] A literature review found that CoQ10 was marginally deficient in people with chronic fatigue syndrome.[2]

Ubiquinol-10 supplementation can improve autonomic nervous function and cognitive function in chronic fatigue syndrome.[3]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2000, Nutritional Strategies for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[2](Full text)
  • 2009, Coenzyme Q10 deficiency in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is related to fatigue, autonomic and neurocognitive symptoms and is another risk factor explaining the early mortality in ME/CFS due to cardiovascular disorder[1](Abstract)
  • 2016, Ubiquinol-10 supplementation improves autonomic nervous function and cognitive function in chronic fatigue syndrome[3](Abstract)

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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