Posted January 28, 2015. Should you supplement with CoQ10 during your Lyme disease treatment? Here are my thoughts. Ask your doctor if it makes sense for you.
One of the supplements on Dr. Burrascano’s list for Lyme patients which I still take several times a week, if not every day, is Coenzyme Q10. Otherwise known as CoQ10, it has been the subject of thousands of research studies and there is credibility to support the claims that it benefits the body in many different ways. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps convert food into energy.
CoQ10 is especially beneficial for anyone with cardiac issues and Lyme patients very commonly have cardiac issues. I had POTS when I had Lyme disease. (POTS is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, basically you feel really dizzy when you go from sitting to standing. It can be pretty severe and sometimes result in fainting.) CoQ10 benefits the cardiovascular system because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and by improving blood vessel function. Cells of the heart are very sensitive to low levels of CoQ10.
CoQ10 also improves energy production in cells and provides a boost to your immune system. It also supports your nervous system. Ask your doctor about the reduced form of CoQ10 (ubiquinol) which is more bioavailable than regular CoQ10.
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