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How much CoQ10 do you take?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by SOC, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    I'm hearing that the hyper feeling is a sign that you're taking too much CoQ10, so I'm thinking to increase until I feel hyper (within reason) and then back down. I wish it weren't so expensive. :(

    I use Electromix for my electrolyte drink. No sugar and only $0.25 per liter.
  2. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    Ouch, that's the cheap version? I drink about 2l of the stuff per day. Just sodium and potassium in mine, though I've had Vit C, calcium, magnesium, d-ribose and acetyl l-carnitine in there in the past.
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  3. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    It works for me. :) I don't need the extra sodium. I get that in my diet. Electromix has calcium, magnesium, manganese, chromium, and potassium. It's a good balance for me, and at 50 cents a day, not particularly expensive.
  4. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    Fair enough then, although they didn't seem to be the greatest forms of those minerals.
  5. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    To each her own. :)
  6. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    Is there any decent data on how well people with ME absorb calcium carbonate, magnesium oxide and such?

    I canm't remember who recommended powdered Co-Q10, but according to the iHerb reviews, it's awkward stuff to work with. Doesn't dissolve in water, makes an awful mess, that sort of thing. Has anyone here used it in that form?
  7. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    My electrolyte: US$4 or $7(brand) A day!!!!

    I do electro sometimes but the flavor is not for me much, I get upset stomach from it (like acid reflux) but I have packs for emergencies. Good for travel.
  8. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    Sounds like a difficult and non-ideal form to take CoQ10 since it's fat-soluble and not water-soluble (I believe). One could mix it with olive or grapeseed oil to take it, but that doesn't sound particularly pleasant.
  9. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    Daughter and I have adjusted to the taste and don't notice it anymore as long as we dissolve it in at least 1 liter of water, according to package instructions. When daughter was first using it, she diluted it in 1.5 liters to reduce the mild lemon-lime flavor. On the few occasions we've mixed it in a 16oz glass (0.5 liters), we've found it to be too strong (not surprisingly ;)).

    The upset stomach might be from the fizzy effect. Calcium carbonate is used as an antacid, but the citric acid and malic acid may not be good if your stomach is sensitive to acid drinks like orange juice.

    Maybe @Calathea will share her cheap electrolyte drink recipe with you. :)
  10. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    Electrolytes - I've started a new thread to discuss this.

    Going back to Co-Q10 powder, apparently some people mix it up in olive oil or coconut oil. If you want to eat an oil as a supplement in its own right, which a few people are doing with coconut oil, that could be a plan. There's lots of discussion of this on, hmm, it was either Amazon.com or iHerb, where people talk about the ratio of oil to Co-Q10 they've found to work. It sounds like you can get quite a bit of Co-Q10 into coconut oil before it stops tasting like coconut oil. Someone said they spread it on toast! If you're one of the people with ME who tends to run underweight, this could be useful. I tend to run overweight and am small to begin with, so I don't really want to be adding that much oil to my diet.
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  11. finalgates

    finalgates

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    ubiquinol or ubiquionine?any difference?
  12. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    I tried and do better on COQ10, some do better on Ubiquinine, I did ask Dr T on facebook and he told me that he has seen plp doing better on the COQ10 form too.
  13. finalgates

    finalgates

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    coq10 you mean ubiquinol?
  14. adreno

    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    Co Q10 is known as ubiquinone.
  15. finalgates

    finalgates

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    so i will take 100mg each at the same time?anybody know if they compete?
  16. adreno

    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    Ubiquinone and ubiquinol interconvert to each other.
  17. finalgates

    finalgates

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    nice thanks.so we need both
  18. adreno

    adreno 3% neanderthal

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    No, they convert to each other, so you only need one of them.
  19. finalgates

    finalgates

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    ok thank again.but if someone wants to be sure.has he to have to take both?
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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    Regarding cost: for those in the UK, Dr Myhill reckons that some local primary care trusts will give you CoQ10 on prescription if your doctor can convince them. I am about to try CoQ10 for the first time and if I find it useful I will be performing a mini-presentation in my Dr's office.
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