Twenty patients with chronic tinnitus taking part in a pilot clinical trail at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in Germany were administered 100mg of CoQ10 three times per day for 12 weeks. CoQ10 significantly improved symptoms of tinnitus such as intrusiveness, sleep disturbances and cognitive distress.
Improvement was noticed only in patients with a low CoQ10 level before the treatment, indicating that CoQ10 may be potentially useful agent for the treatment of patients with a CoQ10 deficiency.
And furthermore…Migraine and CoQ10
Migraine treated with CoQ10 supplementation has also been showing very promising results. A recent report has found that many migraine sufferers have a CoQ10 deficiency and that supplementation with CoQ10 can provide relief.
In a study of 1550 young patients between the ages of 3–22 years, (episodic headache and migraine are very common in the general population with a higher incidence in adolescents) who suffer from migraines, it was found that a large portion of the patients have low CoQ10 levels (up to 75%) and almost a third below the reference range.
Patients who began CoQ10 had a significant reduction in headache frequency and improvement in their migraine-related disability. Recommended doses were 1–3 mg/kg per day and a liquid gel formulation was recommended, being shown to have a higher bioavailability.
It should also be noted however that certain foods can trigger migraine in some individuals – particularly the tyramine- containing foods such as yellow cheeses, eggplant, avocado, canned meats, hard sausage and salami, red wines, beer, as well as caffeine and various idiosyncratic food allergies.
Other triggers include dehydration, low blood sugar, fluorescent lights and bright daylight, MSG, food chemicals, drug interactions and tricyclic antidepressants.