CoQ10, Vitamin E Show Interactive Relationship

November 1, 2000

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CoQ10, Vitamin E Show Interactive Relationship

CoQ10, Vitamin E Show Interactive Relationship

LEXINGTON, Ky.--September's Journal of Nutrition (130(9):2343-2348,2000), included a study that found that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and a modest amountof vitamin E may have an interactive effect on each other.

In a study conducted on rats that were a year old, a diet of 10 IU of vitaminE was supplemented with either 500 mg of CoQ10 or a diet with 100 or 1,310 IU ofvitamin E for 14 or 28 days. Liver, spleen, heart, kidney, skeletal muscle,brain and serum were analyzed for levels of CoQ10 and vitamin E. Rats whoingested CoQ10 alone or with 1,310 IU of vitamin E had higher levels of CoQ10 inthe liver and spleen.

Researchers, led by W.H. Ibrahim at the University of Kentucky, concludedthat this data shows vitamin E to play a key role in CoQ10 retention. This studywas sponsored by both Nutley, N.J.-based Hofmann-La Roche and Westbury,N.Y.-based Tishcon Corp. For a copy of the study, visit

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