Coenzyme Q10

Does coenzyme q10 work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Coenzyme Q10

The overall effectiveness rating for coenzyme q10 is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using coenzyme q10 may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Coenzyme Q10

There are 18 studies in the database on coenzyme q10; the confidence rating is 64. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for coenzyme q10 as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Coenzyme Q10

Products Containing Coenzyme Q10
Bio Burn
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Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about coenzyme q10. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve cycling performance
improve muscular endurance
improve running performance
improve swimming performance
decrease fatigue
improve cycling sprint performance

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower blood pressure

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
reduce muscle damage


Title of Study
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of coenzyme Q10 therapy in hypertensive patients with the metabolic syndrome
Antifatigue effects of coenzyme Q10 during physical fatigue
Coenzyme Q10 does not prevent exercise-induced muscle damage and oxidative stress in sedentary men
Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation Decreases Oxidative Stress and Improves Physical Performance in Young Swimmers: A Pilot Study
Does exogenous coenzyme Q10 affect aerobic capacity in endurance athletes?
Effect of combined coenzyme Q10 and d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate supplementation on exercise-induced lipid peroxidation and muscular damage: a placebo-controlled double-blind study in marathon runners
Effect of reduced coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol) supplementation on blood pressure and muscle damage during kendo training camp: a double-blind, randomized controlled study
Effects of acute and 14-day coenzyme Q10 supplementation on exercise performance in both trained and untrained individuals
Effects of Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation on Exercise Performance and Markers of Oxidative Stress in Hemodialysis Patients: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial
Effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on exercise performance, VO2max, and lipid peroxidation in trained cyclists
Effects of ubiquinone-10 supplementation and high intensity training on physical performance in humans
Impact of coenzyme Q-10 on parameters of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle performance in older athletes taking statins
Muscle and plasma coenzyme Q10 concentration, aerobic power and exercise economy of healthy men in response to four weeks of supplementation
Reducing exercise-induced muscular injury in kendo athletes with supplementation of coenzyme Q10
The effect of coenzyme Q10 on the exercise performance of cross-country skiers
The effect of oral coenzyme Q10 on the exercise tolerance of middle-aged, untrained men
The effect of short-term coenzyme Q10 supplementation and pre-cooling strategy on cardiac damage markers in elite swimmers
The effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on performance during repeated bouts of supramaximal exercise in sedentary men