The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    What is the correct dose of coenzyme Q10?

    There is no well-established dose of coenzyme Q10. One review listed a range of doses from 75 mg to 360 mg per day to treat high blood pressure. And the suggested doses for other conditions fall within this range.

    In Japan, the medicinal dosage of CoQ10 is 30 mg/day, but it’s more commonly taken as a dietary supplement at 100 mg to 200 mg daily.

    For the past year Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has worked to get control of this situation. In the absence of sufficient dosing data, the following actions are likely to be implemented.

    • Require manufacturers and distributors to confirm the safety of the dose in long-term use
    • Provide consumers with relevant warnings or cautions
    • Document information on adverse reactions, etc.

    Good work.

    8/22/06 18:59 JR

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