Effects of Acuteand 14-day Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation on Exercise Performance in Both Trained and Untrained Individuals

Acute supplementation with CoQ10 resulted in higher muscle CoQ10 concentration, lower serum SOD oxidative stress, and higher MDA levels during and following exercise.

Chronic CoQ10 supplementation increased plasma CoQ10 concentrations and tended to increase time to exhaustion. Results indicate that acute and chronic supplementation of CoQ10 may affect acute and/or chronic responses to various types of exercise.

Journal: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Authors: Matthew Cooke, Mike Iosia, Thomas Buford, Brian Shelmadine, Geoffrey Hudson, Chad Kerksick, Christopher Rasmussen, Mike Greenwood, Brian Leutholtz, Darryn Willoughby and Richard Kreider

Department: Exercise & Sport Nutrition Lab; Center for Exercise, Nutrition and Preventive Health; Department of Health, Human Performance &Recreation; Baylor University; Waco, TX, USA;

Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Secondary Education; Lee University; Cleveland, TN,USA; and

Department of Health and Exercise Science; University of Oklahoma; Norman, OK, USA

Abstract link: https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1550-2783-5-8