Coenzyme Q10 for Relieving Asthma Symptoms?
The results of a recent study suggest that supplementation with coenzyme Q10 may be beneficial to asthma patients. Specifically, these results suggest that Coenzyme Q10 may reduce the long-term use of corticosteroids in asthma patients. Coenzyme Q10 is also a supplement of potential interest for those who suffer from migraine headaches.
“Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of respiratory system, with disturbances in the dynamic balance of oxidant-antioxidant capacity of the lungs. Long-term administration of corticosteroids has been shown to result in mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative damage of mitochondrial and nuclear DNAs.”
- CoQ(10) as Q-Gel (120 mg) + 400 mg alpha-tocopherol + 250 mg vitamin C per day
“Data show that patients with corticosteroid-dependent bronchial asthma have low plasma CoQ(10) concentrations that may contribute to their antioxidant imbalance and oxidative stress. A reduction in the dosage of corticosteroids required by the patients following antioxidant supplementation was observed, indicating lower incidence of potential adverse effects of the drugs, decreased oxidative stress. “
Conclusion: Supplementation with Coenzyme Q10 could be beneficial for patients who take corticosteroid medication to control their asthma symptoms.
- Gvozdjáková A, Kucharská J, Bartkovjaková M, Gazdíková K, Gazdík FE. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation reduces corticosteroids dosage in patients with bronchial asthma. Biofactors. 2005;25(1-4):235-40.