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Also Known As:

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Coenzima Q-10, Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10, Ubidécarénone, Ubiquinone-10.
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Scientific Name:

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Ubiquinol; Ubiquinone; Ubidecarenone; Mitoquinone.

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Orally, coenzyme Q-10 is used for congestive heart failure (CHF), angina, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diabetes, hypertension, periodontal disease, cardiotoxicity associated with doxorubicin (Adriamycin) chemotherapy, and breast cancer. It is also used orally for Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, increasing exercise tolerance, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Lyme disease, pre-eclampsia, and warfarin-induced alopecia. Coenzyme Q-10 is also used orally for stimulating the immune systems of people with HIV/AIDS, life extension, male infertility, idiopathic asthenozoospermia, migraine headache, quinone-responsive mitochondrial encephalomyelopathy, aging skin, and for preventing "statin"-induced myopathy.
Topically, coenzyme Q-10 is used for treating periodontal disease.

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