CoQ10 and Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, chronic neurologic disease that affects half a million Americans.
CoQ10 is necessary for energy production in the cell, and it works as an antioxidant to protect cells from chemical damage.
Studies have demonstrated that CoQ10 levels are reduced in the cells of patients with Parkinson’s disease and that cellular energy production in these patients is impaired. Studies on animals have shown that CoQ10 supplementation can protect the area of the brain that is affected by Parkinson’s disease.
In subjects receiving 1,200 mg/day of CoQ10, there was 44% less decline in motor function, mental decline, and the ability to perform tasks necessary for daily living.