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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    Product review: CoQ10 and ubiquinol

    CoQ10 and its activated form, ubiquinol, are popular supplements for treating or preventing a range of conditions including congestive heart failure, migraine headache, high blood pressure, and Parkinson’s disease — although none of the evidence is conclusive. tested 31 products for content and dosing.

    Here’s what we know.

    • Among 31 products, the suggested daily serving size ranged from 22 mg to 400 mg.
    • The cost to obtain 100 mg of CoQ10 ranged from 11 cents to over 3 dollars.
    • Many of the CoQ10 products reviewed included “solubility enhancers,” which may significantly increase absorption.


    The bottom line?

    The good news is that, unlike past results, all of the products in our review contained their claimed amounts of CoQ10 and ubiquinol.

    You’ll have to subscribe to for more information. Although the products tested are listed on their website.


    4/25/11 1949 JR

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