Coenzyme Q10 (also known as ubiquinone, ubidecarenone, coenzyme Q, CoQ10, CoQ, Q10, or simply Q) is an oil-soluble vitamin-like substance that is naturally present in most eukaryotic cells, primarily in the mitochondria. It is a component of the electron transport chain and participates in aerobic cellular respiration.
Coenzyme Q10 provides powerful antioxidant protection which many believe significantly supports neurological health in patients with migraines and/or tinnitus.
Migraine can be a disabling disorder and migraine preventives have been shown to not only reduce headache frequency, intensity and duration but also improve quality of life.
An article in the April, 2002, issue of the Journal of the International Headache Society, Cephalalgia, reported a study concerning migraines with relation to the compound CoQ10.
At present there are very few effective migraine preventives, and even fewer without significant side-effects. For that reason, there has been a trend towards the development of natural ingredients that can be safely taken by all who suffer with a disease regardless of age and past medical history.
Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring substance and essential element of the mitochondrial electron transport chain. It has been the most extensively studied agent for the treatment of mitochondrial disorders and has been shown to have almost no identifiable side-effects in humans.
In an oft-cited study on CoQ10 and its benefits for migraine patients, test participants took 150 mg of coenzyme Q10 daily, preferably using gel-caps as a method of administration, as Q-10 is believed to absorb better in liquid form. The results were significantly more promising with the coenzyme Q10, versus the placebo. Coenzyme Q10 is extremely well tolerated by most individuals.
As with most Migraine preventives, it takes time to achieve optimum results. Data from the study suggest that it takes five to 12 weeks to achieve maximum health benefits.
This study suggest that including coenzyme Q10 in your dietary and migraine-care regimes is extremely beneficial.
Those suffering from migraines should consider using Migravent, a dietary supplement that helps maintain neurological health when migraines occur.