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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    ConsumerLab tests Coenzyme Q10

    Just 1 of 39 coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) (ubiquinol) supplements tested contained levels lower than listed on the label.

    But large variations in dose and forms may confuse consumers, according to ConsumerLab in their latest report.

    Among the 39 products, suggested daily doses ranged from 22 mg to 600 mg and some products were “solubilized” to deliver more than twice as much CoQ10 into the blood as simple capsules.

    The 1 product that provided just 87% of its claimed ingredient indicated that it was made under the FDA Good Manufacturing Practices.

    The bottom line?
    CoQ10 has been used, recommended, or studied for many conditions. Here’s a summary from 2 websites that reviewed the literature.

    The products tested are listed on the ConsumerLab website. You have to subscribe to their service in order to have access to the entire report.

    1/24/09 21:30 JR

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