November 1997 Issue

Coenzyme Q10: Miracle Nutrient or Merely Promising?

Proponents say it boosts energy levels and endurance, enhances the immune system, strengthens and protects the heart, normalizes blood pressure, protects against free-radicals, aids weight-loss, reverses premature aging, even stops cancer in its tracks. What is this miracle compound? Coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ), also called ubiquinone. But like most supplements claiming to cure all that ails you, it has a hard time living up to its reputation. That reputation is unfortunate, as it causes

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