Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Coenzyme Q10

In August, I posted about a positive Coenzyme Q10 study relating to peyronie's disease. As with all things peyronie's disease related, figuring out the benefits of a treatment tends to be something that takes months rather than days or weeks. As such I can't personally give a recommendation of whether it's a worth treatment, other than suggesting that in trying it, you don't have much to lose, and there is at least potential for gain.

I ordered Healthy Origins COQ10 Kaneka Gels from US company iherb. I tend to order from there because they're professional and offer good value (even after the rather unfair UK customs charges are taken into account).

I'm taking one 300mg pill a day and will continue to do so for six months, at which time I will consider whether or not it's been useful. Bare in mind that I've had peyronie's disease for quite some time, so even if this is useful, I personally may not experience the positive effects of it. If anything, the supplement side of my regimen is to make sure that there's minimal chance of negative changes, while I engage in other treatments (traction, vacuum therapy etc).

A word to the wise. There two available forms of CoQ10, Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. Your body has to break down Ubiquinone into Ubiquinol in order to use it. When you're young this is easy, but as you get older (40-50+) it becomes more difficult. As such for young people thinking of adopting a CoQ10 peyronie's disease strategy, should probably use Ubiquinone (it's cheaper too) and for those aged 40+ buy a Ubiquinol form of CoQ10.

CoQ10 Study PDF here.


Anonymous said...

any news?

Editor said...

I've had very gradual, very slight improvements for a while now, but it's hard to know what to put it down to. I also take pentox, cialis and use traction.

Anonymous said...

Do you happen to take Vit E? Wondering if the combination might be wishes, sir! Or ACL....I hear they both should be used...possibly in combination

Editor said...

It's certainly a combination worth thinking about. Vitamin E on its own doesn't appear to be all that useful, but a combination might be worth going ahead with. It is often used in combination with pentox too.

Anonymous said...

Any more improvement from the CoQ10?

Editor said...

I stopped taking it for a while, but actually started again a few weeks ago. I would say I've had slight improvements from it, but really I guess there are numerous factors at play, such as how long as person has had peyronie's disease for, whether it's in active or chronic stages and so on. It's definitely up there in my view as something people should take if they are exploring conservative peyronie's disease treatment options.

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