The Effect of Coenzyme Q10 on the Exercise Performance of Cross-Country Skiers

Mol Aspects Med. 1997;18 Suppl:S283-90. doi: 10.1016/s0098-2997(97)00038-1.

Abstract

Coenzyme Q10 supplementation (Bio-Qinon Pharma Nord, 90 mg/day) was studied in a double-blind cross-over study of 25 Finnish top-level cross-country skiers. With CoQ10 supplementation, all measured indexes of physical performance (AET, ANT and VO2Max) improved significantly. During verum supplementation, 94% of the athletes felt that the preparation had been beneficial in improving their performance and recovery time vs. only 33% in the placebo periods.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • Aerobiosis / drug effects
  • Anaerobiosis / drug effects
  • Coenzymes
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Humans
  • Lactic Acid / blood
  • Oxygen Consumption / drug effects
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Physical Exertion / physiology*
  • Skiing*
  • Ubiquinone / analogs & derivatives*
  • Ubiquinone / pharmacology

Substances

  • Coenzymes
  • Ubiquinone
  • Lactic Acid
  • coenzyme Q10