Information on Using CoQ10 for Headaches


CoQ10 for headaches is recommended by some headache doctors.

It's a nutrient supplement found in the body, and when added with vitamin B2, and magnesium, may help with headache relief. While we have pages on foods and so forth that trigger migraine attacks, it may also be what we don't have in our bodies that promotes migraines and headaches. We may have missing elements such as magnesium, vitamins, and nutrients such as Q10 in our bodies. Riboflavin (B2), magnesium, and Coenzyme Q10 have been researched, reviewed, and studied for their effectiveness in the management of migraines.

And they're effective alternative treatments that help to prevent migraines. I take CoQ10 for blood pressure, and because it's heart healthy.

CoQ10 for migraines is a nutrient that is normally associated with energy. It helps the cells utilize oxygen.

A study for migraines in children using CoQ10 produced these results.

Dr Andrew Hershey, associate director or neurology research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center examined 1,552 children and adolescents between 3 and 22 and found that most had an insufficient level of CoQ10. After taking CoQ10, their migraines went from 19.2 days a month to 12.5 days a month. That's a big difference in a teen who is experiencing migraines. CoQ10 brought relief for their headaches.

CoQ10 study in adults produced these results

Another study in 2005 on CoQ10 for headaches and migraines in adults that took 300Mg for four months had a fifty percent or greater reduction in their migraine attacks. And again, the side effects were none. A study in the medical journal Cephalalgia Arch shows that Q10 is an effective preventive for migraine headaches. Out of thirty two patents, twenty six women, and six men, with a history of migraines were treated with coenzyme Q10. Sixty one percent of them had a greater than fifty percent reduction in the number of days that they had migraine headaches. Again there were NO side effects.

If you're taking a blood thinner, use CoQ10 cautiously just to be safe.

CoQ10 for headaches is an oil-soluble, vitamin-like substance that is present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily in the mitochondria. CoQ10 levels are highest in the heart, liver and kidney because these organs have the highest energy requirements.

Coenzyme Q10 is the 3rd most sold dietary ingredient in the United States after Omega-3 and multivitamins.

  • It's been found that Coenzyme Q10 helps to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. There's evidence of CoQ10 deficiency in heart failure. Recently, CoQ10 plasma concentrations have been demonstrated as an independent predictor of mortality in chronic heart failure, CoQ10 deficiency being detrimental to the long-term prognosis of chronic heart failure.
  • CoQ10 for cancer is now being studied. Not only as a treatment for cancer, but as relief of the side effects of cancer treatment to.

Along with a daily supplement of magnesium citrate 500 mg and riboflavin (vitamin B2) 400 mg CoQ10 is effective in the prophylaxis of migraines.

CoQ10 for blood pressure!!

In studies it has been found to lower systolic blood pressure by up to 17 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by up to 10 mm Hg without what? Once again, no significant side effects. It's not CoQ10 that gives side effects, but how it helps other drugs along so well that caution has to be used according to what else you take. Read below what may happen.

CoQ10 for headaches isn't the only thing this nutrient is helpful for!! Just a few that confirms the above are

  • More energy, strength, and vitality, even for older folks.
  • Fortification of the immune system against illness, including cancer.
  • Counteracting the adverse effects of cholesterol lowering drugs.
  • Reduces mild to moderate hypertension.
  • Significant help for the ones that have heart disease.
  • Prevention of disease, and slows down the aging process of the body.

CoQ10 side effects!!!

Although CoQ10 is generally well tolerated, and no significant side effects have been reported with short or long term use, here's the catch. Like we were talking above, if you're taking something to lower blood pressure, and start taking CoQ10, you can see what might happen. Before taking CoQ10 , let the doctor know. Use Caution taking CoQ10 if one of the following apply.

  • You take a cholesterol lowering drug.
  • If you take a beta blocker.
  • Phenothiazine drugs used for different psychiatric disorders.
  • If you're taking tricyclic antidepressants, such as Elavil.
  • As we said above, if Coumadin ( blood thinner) is used, talk to the doctor. On overdosing of CoQ10 , there's none known. Most studies use a dosage of 100mg, but for CoQ10 for headaches, around 300mg works, and also benefits severe heart disease.

By taking CoQ10 for headaches, added with magnesium, and Vitamin B2, you may see a significant reduction in a couple of months. On our niacin page I received an e-mail from a woman in New Zealand, that had taken this Vitamin for years with great success.

Thanks so much for reading.

Our last page is about migraine herbs, and our next page is about ginger for migraines. That helps with the nausea that accompanies migraines. Home page from CoQ10 for headaches.

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