The benefits of Coenzyme Q10 for cancer patients

I originally started looking into CoQ10 to help protect my wife's heart from doxorubicin toxicity. Go to any knowledgeable health practitioner (ND, nutritionist, alternative doctor) and they will insist that you take CoQ10 to protect against doxorubicin toxicity. My wife, being a cell biologist did some research by Kenneth Conklin and thought that it made sense.

That said, I am now seeing small studies and anecdotes claiming that "high-dose" CoQ10 can even reverse cancer. There is also evidence that CoQ10 levels are lower in cancer patients.

So I'm going to research this more. Here are some interesting links I've found thus far:


  • Some people don't metabolize the standard form of CoQ10 (ubiquinone). They should look into Ubiquinol instead.
  • CoQ10 should be taken with meals and some fat (It's fat soluble).
  • See the tip in the links section above where Dr. Judy suggests a way to improve absorption.
  • There are various formulations out there that claim superior absorption. One of them is Xymogen CoQMax. They claim around 500-600% better bioavailability.

Research links