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CoQ10 relieves symptoms of Gulf War Illness

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Marco, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    Nothing particuarly new here as a concept but this was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel design study (with cross-over) and


    http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2011-06-26-antioxidants-Gulf-War-Syndrome_n.htm

    More study details here :

    http://cdmrp.army.mil/gwirp/highlights.shtml#1_12

    I'm sure the paper is now (over)due publication. In the meantime Dr Golomb is recruiting patients for a further study of oxidative stress as a biomarker for GWS.
     
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  2. lnester7

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    I love my CoQ10, I do better on it than the active forms (ubiquinone I think is called). Brand is also important, I tried a few, settled w Nature's Bounty.
     
  3. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    Interesting you say that as CoQ10 is something many people here have tried including myself and haven't noticed much in the way of benefits but I also suspect many (myself included again) haven't stuck to a particularly structured regime.

    Dosage and bioavailability may be a major issue?
     
  4. alex3619

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    This is not a surprise. People with ME and/or CFS are often deficient in CoQ10, and its been shown to reduce headaches in fibromyalgia. Bye, Alex
     
  5. justy

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    Mitocvhondrial profile testing showed a severe deficiency in COQ10 in me. No noticeable difference after a period of supplementing, but i know it can take some time for levels to come up when any deficiency is noted. I keep on taking it because i hope it may help to keep me ticking over.

    Not surprised to see yet more similarities between M.E and GWI. It would be interesting to run the Acumen labs mito test on them and see what there results are in comparison to typical PWME.

    All the best, Justy.
     

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