Beta Blockers

A Few Examples Beta-blockers are used for many different reasons including high blood pressure, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms, and migraine prevention. However, these drugs may deplete Co-enzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, a fat-soluble vitamin needed by the body. Co-enzyme Q10 is needed in all cells for the production of energy. The effects of Co-enzyme Q10 is needed in all cells for the production of energy. This effects of Co-enzyme Q10 depletion are seen particularly in the cardiovasular system because the heart has higher energy needs that most ofther parts of the body. Some common symptoms of Co-enzyme Q10 deficiency can include lack of energy, high blood pressure, heart problems, and weakened immune system.

Daily doeses of 30 to 200 mg per day have been suggested for supplementation of Co-enzyme Q10. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about taking Co-enzyme Q10, especially if you take a beta-blocker.