How many milligrams of CoQ10 per day for Heart Problems?

by Johnny
(Arizona)

My ejection fraction is down to 20 to 25 percent according to my last echocardiogram. I do have most of the problems mentioned, "stair climbing especially" or even walking up slight inclines. I guess my question was asked in the title. I am presently taking CoQ10 100 mg per day made by trunature. Is this enough per day ? I have been taking CoQ10 for several years but never more than 100 mg per day. Also how much magnesium should I be taking a day?

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No Upper Limit
by: Kerri Knox, Registered Nurse

Hi Johnny,

So, first of all, the 'best' form of Coenzyme Q10 are called Ubiquinone or at least forms of Coenzyme Q10 that are 'high absorbancy' CoQ10. So that would be the first thing to do. And there is no 'upper limit' to the amount of Coenzyme Q10 that one can take. You will likely run out of money long before you reach any upper limit, and some people with Mitochondrial disease have taken up to 1200 milligrams a day with no problems.

So, basically if you want to try a higher dosage out and see if it is beneficial, then you can do so liberally. However, in studies, dosages higher than 500 or 600 milligrams do not seem to benefit most people.

As far as magnesium is concerned, you can read my page on Magnesium Dosage.

You may also want to make a point of reading my page on Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency, which is greatly related to heart function.


Kerri Knox, RN

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