This article published in Nutr J. 2013 Nov 6;12(1):142 discusses the use of 300 mg a day of CoQ10 to prevent high oxidative stress and inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease that take statins.
As many people are aware statin medications block the synthesis of CoQ10. Most people also realize that inflammation and oxidative stress are major contributors to coronary artery disease.
The patients were given either a placebo or CoQ10, 300 mg a day taken in 2 150 mg doses. They were on the program for a total of 12 weeks’ time. Those taking the CoQ10 had significant enhancement of antioxidant enzymes and lower inflammation markers.
We at WebVitamins feel it is important for anyone who has coronary artery disease to take CoQ10 daily and we especially feel that anyone taking statins needs to be on CoQ10.