Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And CoQ10
Most patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have below normal blood levels of Co enzyme Q10, according to a recent study published in the journal Neuroendocrinology Letters.
Researchers from Poland and Belgium tested the blood levels of Co enzyme Q10 in 58 people with chronic fatigue syndrome and compared them to 22 healthy individuals. People with the lowest blood level of Co Q10 experienced worse symptoms on the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rating Scale (FF Scale), particularly memory and concentration problems.
Co enzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant, and having insufficient levels in your body may decrease antioxidant protection, resulting in damage to membrane fatty acids and proteins. Co enzyme Q10 also helps protect the mitochondria, which are your cells’ energy generating factories from damage caused by free radicals. It is thought that most individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome suffer with low energy due to mitochondrial dysfunction. Co enzyme Q10 assists the function and health of your mitochondria, thereby promoting a feeling of more energy.