Ubiquinone is another name for CoQ10, a potent antioxidant naturally produced by the body and important to cell functioning and development. Ubiquinone naturally decreases with aging



Ubiquinone has been used for heart problems (e.g., heart failure, angina), high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease, gum disease, and certain diseases passed down through families (Huntington’s disease, muscular dystrophy). It has also been used for preventing migraine headaches and for preventing cell damage that may occur after surgery or treatment with certain anti-cancer drugs.


When applied topically, Ubiquinone is thought to penetrate the skin easily, and reduce free radical damage via its antioxidant properties. It is also been found to assist cells in building collagen and elastin, therefore reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, according to SmartSkinCare.com. Ubiquinone also has properties that allow it to prevent or reduce oxidative damage to tissues, and may be more effective than Vitamin E at preventing this damage (TheMayoClinic).


The common side effects of coenzyme Q10 are:

  • Stomach upset
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased levels of liver enzymes in the blood
  • Nausea

Other side effects of coenzyme Q10 include:

  • Allergies
  • Low blood pressure


No interactions are known. Please consult your pharmacist.

Other names

Adelir, coenzyme Q10, heartcin, inokiton, neuquinone, taidecanone, and udekinon, ubiquinone. Idebenone is an analog of ubiquinone.


Source: WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-151829/ubiquinone-oral/details

Drugs.com, https://www.drugs.com/npc/ubiquinone.html

MedicineNet, http://www.medicinenet.com/coenzyme_q10_ubiquinone_ubidecarenone-oral/article.htm

TruthinAging, https://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/ubiquinone

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