CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Side Effects

CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Side Effects That Need To Be Considered

Before taking a co enzyme Q10 supplement, it is important to be well educated on the various side effects associated with the supplement.  As always, before taking any supplement it is a good idea to consult your doctor. For the duration of this article the terms “ubiquinol side effects and Coq10 side effects” will be used interchangeably as they are one in the same.

Many of the side effects of CoQ10 are being described as mild and “not harmful”  but I feel that they need to be discussed.  Below is a list of general side effects reported when supplementing with CoQ10.

  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Low blood pressure
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Low blood sugar

While none of these side effects are necessarily life threatening, they certainly can be inconvenient.  If you are considering using a coq10 weight loss supplement I will be perfectly honest, many fat burners will give you similar side effects.  Because coq10 is being marketed as a weight loss aid I feel that it is only necessary to include this information so that you can make a well educated decision on whether or not the product is for you.

There are two potentially problematic side effects that can pose problems for certain groups.  Diabetics will need to take special note in the fact that a supplement could potentially lower their blood sugar.  The other group that will need to pay attention are those that will not benefit from low blood pressure or a drop in blood pressure.  In both situations, a doctor’s advice should be consulted and is recommended before taking the supplement.

Regardless, it has generally been found that those taking that are taking a CoQ10 supplement and experiencing some of the more uncomfortable side effects had great success in eliminating those side effects by not taking the supplement any more.