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Ask Dr. Mike: CoQ10 Dosing PLUS Should You Take Both CoQ10 & AMPK?

Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.

Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:

I started taking CoQ10 based on Dr. Mike's suggestion. However, after a day or so, I started feeling really energized and worried that I was too stimulated, so I stopped.

If you've never taken CoQ10 before and you're in your 20s or 30s, you've probably lost a lot of CoQ10 already. If you start taking a high quality form of CoQ10, all of a sudden you have all of this cell energy because of how well your body absorbed it. Dr. Mike suggests starting off at a lower dose like 50 mg, and once that evens out, you can gradually increase the dosage.

Should I be taking AMPK activator or CoQ10?

Dr. Mike suggests taking both. Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is found in every cell in your body and acts as a crucial source of cellular energy. AMPK also helps prevent against obesity and diabetes.

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