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What time of day is better to take COQ10?


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Question (follow-up to “What is Q10, how does it work, and what is appropriate dosage?”):

What time of day is better to take COQ10? I always get that question. And the why it’s better to take at a certain time of day?

– Norma at Down to Earth, 2525 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96826


In my opinion, it doesn’t matter the time of day. What’s more important is to take it with food for better absorption. With that said, I’ve seen improvements in CoQ10 blood levels whether taken once a day or in divided doses.

– Michael Smith, MD, Senior Health Scientist

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Michael A. Smith, M.D. is the author of The Supplement Pyramid – How to Build Your Personalized Nutritional Regimen., and host of Healthy Talk on RadioMD.com. He also serves as senior health scientist for Life Extension. His engaging ability to present complex medical topics, be it inflammation, diabetes, migraines, food sensitivity or weight management, in a clear, conversational manner has won him a sizable following among anti-aging and disease-prevention enthusiasts. Also known as “Dr. Mike,” he is heard on numerous syndicated national health television and radio shows. He is a graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

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