Activate Now
ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Alcohol intolerance in CFS - gives us a clue as to the mechanisms of fatigue

Simplifying Nutritional Support in CFS & Fibromyalgia

Need Help with Pain Management? There's an App for That

How Walking to Bathroom Can Be Harder Than Running a Marathon: A Doctor’s ME/CFS Case Study

Ask the Doctor: Is CFS an onset to fibromyalgia? What is the difference?

How Multiple Chronic Illnesses Shaped One Woman Into a Patient Advocate

Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract

Is Your Body Your Friend and Healing Ally?

Breathing Techniques for a Better Night’s Sleep

On the Path: Dan Moricoli's Remarkable Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recovery Story

Print Page
Email Article

Ubiquinol (CoQ10) Improves Fatigue and Cholesterol Levels in Juvenile Fibromyalgia

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • February 20, 2013


Increased oxidative stress and coenzyme Q10 deficiency in juvenile fibromyalgia: amelioration of hypercholesterolemia and fatigue by ubiquinol-10 supplementation.
– Source: Redox Report, January 2013

By T. Miyamae, et al.


Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by generalized pain and chronic fatigue of unknown etiology. To evaluate the role of oxidative stress in this disorder, we measured plasma levels of ubiquinone-10, ubiquinol-10, free cholesterol (FC), cholesterol esters (CE), and free fatty acids (FFA) in patients with juvenile FM (n = 10) and in healthy control subjects (n = 67).

  • Levels of FC and CE were significantly increased in juvenile FM as compared with controls, suggesting the presence of hypercholesterolemia in this disease.

  • However, plasma level of ubiquinol-10 was significantly decreased and the ratio of ubiquinone-10 to total coenzyme Q10 (%CoQ10) was significantly increased in juvenile FM relative to healthy controls, suggesting that FM is associated with coenzyme Q10 deficiency and increased oxidative stress.

  • Moreover, plasma level of FFA was significantly higher and the content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in total FFA was significantly lower in FM than in controls, suggesting increased tissue oxidative damage in juvenile FM.

  • Interestingly, the content of monoenoic acids, such as oleic and palmitoleic acids, was significantly increased in FM relative to controls, probably to compensate for the loss of PUFA.

Next, we examined the effect of ubiquinol-10 supplementation (100 mg/day for 12 weeks) in FM patients.

  • This resulted in an increase in coenzyme Q10 levels and a decrease in %CoQ10.

  • No changes were observed in FFA levels or their composition.

  • However, plasma levels of FC and CE significantly decreased and the ratio of FC to CE also significantly decreased, suggesting that ubiquinol-10 supplementation improved cholesterol metabolism.

  • Ubiquinol-10 supplementation also improved chronic fatigue scores as measured by the Chalder Fatigue Scale.

Source: Redox Report, January 2013. By T. Miyamae, M. Seki, T. Naga, S. Uchino, H. Asazuma, T. Yoshida, Y. Iizuka, M. Kikuchi, T. Imagawa, Y. Natsumeda, S. Yokota, Y. Yamamoto. Yokohama City University, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0004, Japan.

Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

[ Be the first to comment on this article ]

Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia & Lyme Disease treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Vitamins and Supplements for ME/CFS Support

Featured Products

Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine
Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It? Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It?
How Glutathione Can Save Your Life How Glutathione Can Save Your Life
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Causes
Fibromyalgia Treatments
Fibromyalgia Diet
Fibromyalgia Medications
M.E. & CFS
What is M.E./CFS?
M.E./CFS Diagnosis
M.E./CFS Symptoms
M.E./CFS Causes
M.E./CFS Treatments
M.E./CFS Diet
M.E./CFS Medications
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Lyme Disease Causes
Lyme Disease Treatments
Lyme Disease Diet
Lyme Disease Medications
M.E. & CFS
Lyme Disease
General Health
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing