Dietary Supplements

How much coenzyme Q10 supplement should I take?

A Answers (1)

  • Adults (18 years and older):
    • 50-1,200 milligrams of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) have been taken in divided doses by mouth daily.
    • 85 milligrams of CoQ10 per milliliter of soybean oil suspension has been applied to the surface of affected areas once weekly using a plastic syringe for gum disease.
    • Most studies of CoQ10 for heart protection during bypass surgery have used CoQ10 taken by mouth. One study used intravenous CoQ10, 5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, given two hours prior to surgery. Safety is not clear. Any therapies used close to the time of surgery should be discussed with the surgeon and a pharmacist prior to starting.

    You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

    For more information visit

    Copyright © 2012 by Natural Standard Research Collaboration. All Rights Reserved.

Did You See?  Close
What should I know before using coenzyme Q10 supplements?