Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that cells need to function properly and is present in the body, particularly in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. It’s available as a dietary supplement and has been studied for a variety of purposes. The guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society say that coenzyme Q10 is possibly effective and may be considered for migraine prevention.
Always consult with your doctor before taking Coenzyme Q10 or any supplement for migraines. Dosage will vary depending on the supplement, age, and sex. Generally, adults with migraines will take between 100mg-300mg daily.
No serious side effects of coenzyme Q10 have been reported. It may interact with some medications, including the anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication warfarin (Coumadin).