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Can ubiquinol help reduce symptoms of dry mouth?

Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Dry mouth is a condition in which salivary production in the mouth is greatly reduced. Besides making you feel thirsty, dry mouth can cause cavities, food intake and tasting problems, promote gum disease and cause mouth pain. For some, this condition can negatively alter a person's quality of life in a profound way.

In one study, 66 patients were given either ubiquinol (an active form of coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, which has been shown to have quite powerful antioxidant potential) 100 mg/day or a placebo for 1 month, and found the supplement was able to find its way to the salivary gland and increase its levels in the gland helping to confer improved ability to produce saliva.

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