What to Know About CoQ10 During Pregnancy
You may have started taking CoQ10 when trying to conceive and are wondering when to stop. In this article, we will discuss the safety of CoQ10 and how long to take it.
CoQ10 is an antioxidant which supports healthy egg quality and has been shown to improve IVF outcomes. You may have started taking CoQ10 supplements when trying to conceive and are wondering when to stop. In this article, we will discuss the safety of CoQ10 and how long to take it.
Is CoQ10 safe?
Data from clinical studies indicate that CoQ10 is highly safe for use as a dietary supplement. Overall, studies indicate that CoQ10 supplementation is well tolerated with limited side effects. Doses up to 3,000 mg/day did not cause serious adverse effects in humans; however, gastrointestinal symptoms may appear when dose is increased beyond 1,200 mg/day.
CoQ10 (ubiquinone specifically) is considered “possibly safe” to use during pregnancy. The safety has not been established due to a lack of large studies. Therefore, you should discuss with your OBGYN taking CoQ10 if pregnant.