MitoQ Knowledge Base

Can I take MitoQ and CoQ10?

Yes, if your taking statins

Statins are often prescribed by doctors to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Unfortunately, some people who take statins can experience negative side effects such as muscle pain, nausea and organ damage, and even increased blood sugar. 

The naturally produced antioxidant Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) works in your mitochondria to help reduce  these side effects. However, taking statins is known to decrease the level of antioxidant CoQ10 available in your body. When your body starts to deplete in CoQ10, the side effects caused by statins increases, and your risk of developing other health issues also increases.

Maintaining healthy mitochondria in your cells, supports you in the fight against the negative side effects of statins. Supplementing with a CoQ10 is therefore recommended by health professionals for people who take statins. CoQ10 is also known as a natural treatment to help reduce cholesterol and cardiovascular health risks.

We recommend taking MitoQ to counter the oxidative damage that statins can cause, and a regular CoQ10 supplement to boost blood levels of CoQ10.