The effect of coenzyme Q10 on the exercise performance of cross-country skiers

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.
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Subjects: enzyme ergogenic aid performance cross-country skiing supplementation vitamin
Notations: endurance sports biological and medical sciences
Published in: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
Published: 1997
Volume: 18
Issue: Suppl
Pages: S283-290
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: intermediate