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What is CoQ10 used for?

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Answer from: Valentina Denisova, MD PhD Obstetrician Gynaecologist

Gynaecologist, Fertility Specialist Next Generation Clinic
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Coenzyme Q10 is a compound which can act as an oxidant and it prevents lipid per-oxidation and DNA oxidation. It can improve the energetic metabolism of every cell and oocyte. Supplementation of coenzyme Q10 was long used to eliminate infertility, it is associated with increased clinical pregnancy rate, although the evidence of effect is still of low quality, unfortunately. I think it has really mechanism of effection and in spite that the data is insufficient about it s affect on live birth rate and the miscarriage rate, as well as the ART clinical outcomes but in some cases it can work and in some cases like advanced age patients we can try to prescribe the CoQ10 just to trying to improve the chances of success.

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What is the definition of coenzyme Q10 and what are the possible uses of using it?

Supplements thanks to “over the counter” accessibility are very tempting in terms of solving any medical problem. Some are promising us great outcomes but there are no studies done to support that. How about CoQ10? Is it really working?

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