CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Side Effects

A short introduction to Ubiquinol and CoQ10

Health professionals recommend using ubiquinol as they suggest it helps to manage blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar levels for people who require it. While ubiquinol is known for its health benefits more research needs to be conducted whether it is safe for pregnant women and children to use. Medical professionals suggest pregnant women are able to use the supplement without harming themselves or their unborn baby. There are plenty of magazines, pamphlets as well as online information for you to read to ensure you can confidently make the right decision for you. It is important to be aware of both the benefits as well as the side effects of using ubiquinol otherwise you will likely suffer more than you thought you would.

Side effects vs benefits

Doctors emphasise the importance of considering whether the side effects outweigh the benefits of using ubiquinol to maintain your overall health and well being. In general, this supplement may be taken without much ill effects. Some of the minor side effects include restlessness and insomnia. However, some ubiquinol users may suffer from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or appetite loss depending on their genes as well as other lifestyle factors.

The best advice anyone can give you is to stop taking the supplement if you experience any of the above side effects until your doctor tells you whether or not you can resume using it. Experts stress the need to minimise the dosage for people who cannot cope with the amount of ubiquinol they are expected to consume each day. Your doctor can adjust your intake from once to twice or three times a day to prevent discomfort. While the side effects of taking ubiquinol are considered to be fairly mild, some people suffer a greater degree of discomfort than others.

Medical professionals emphasise the importance of assessing their patient’s need for ubiquinol before recommending they use it. There is scientific evidence to suggest the supplement helps diabetics to regulate their blood sugar levels more successfully than with other ones. There are medications which work in conjunction with ubiquinol to the extent patient health significantly improves. Your doctor will likely discuss both the benefits as well as side effects of using ubiquinol to ensure you make the right decision for you or your loved one.

The video below discusses CoQ10 side effects (skip to 3:45 of the video) and other related information. You may also be interested in reading about CoQ10 benefits.

Other side effects of CoQ10

coq10 side effectsBesides the few side effects mentioned in the video, I have compiled a list of side effects reported by people who are taking CoQ10 supplements below. The following list was created by going through hundreds of reviews from users of CoQ10 supplements, articles and books on CoQ10.

A resource list will be put up soon if you are interested in going through the material yourself. I will also add on to/improve the list on an ongoing basis.

  • Lightheadedness and fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Stomach pain and diarrhea
  • Rashes and itching
  • No noticeable benefit
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower blood sugar

What causes these side effects?

If CoQ10 is a substance that is freely available in our bodies and in food, why does taking supplements result in unwanted side effects? It’s important to note that these symptoms may not be caused directly by the Coenzyme Q10 itself and may be due to other factors. The following are a few possible reasons:

  • Incorrect or very high CoQ10 dosage
  • Allergic reactions to additives in supplements
  • Not seeing any benefits because the CoQ10 has not been taken for a sufficient amount of time