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Intense, exhausting exercise produces oxygen free-radicals and inflammation that damages muscles. In this study, 20 athletes ran an ultra-endurance 31-mile mountain climb, with one group taking a placebo, and the other taking 30 mg of coenzyme Q10 two days before, 90 mg of CoQ10 the day before, and 30 mg one hour before the climb. Comparing measurements after the run to before, the placebo group had signs of inflammatory oxidative stress 100 percent higher: the CoQ10 group 37.5 percent higher. Doctors said taking CoQ10 before strenuous exercise decreases the oxidative stress and inflammation that damages muscles.

Reference: European Journal of Nutrition; October, 2011, Electronic Prepublication

From the March 2012 newsletter

Van's Health on March - 19 - 2012
categories: Supplements

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