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At this dose, Q10 supplementation increases insulin sensitivity
Supplementation with Q10 makes cells more sensitive to insulin, concludes a Chinese meta-study. At least, at a dose of 100 or 200 milligrams per day.
In 25 trials the subjects were diabetic. The daily dose ranged from 100 to 900 milligrams of Q10, and the duration of supplementation ranged from 1 to 6 months.
The HOMA-IR is a marker for insulin resistance. The lower the HOMA-IR, the more sensitive the cells are to insulin.
HbA1C is glucose-damaged hemoglobin. The concentration of HbA1C says something about the glucose level over a longer period of time. The lower the HbA1C, the lower the glucose level has been in recent months.
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"These findings add new information about the beneficial effects of CoQ10 supplementation on glycemic control, and are conducive to setting up nutrition guidelines for recommended daily intake of CoQ10 in patients with glycemic disorders."