CoQ10 for Migraines

Migraine attacks are more than an awful headache. Migraines cause intense nausea, pulsing pain, and to some, light and sound sensitivity which can greatly affect your daily routine.

Most probably, you have heard about several medications to help treat and prevent migraine episodes. However, you must be weary because these medications often have side effects.

If you’re looking for natural remedies to help prevent migraines, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is another option.

Let’s learn about how CoQ10 can help in preventing migraine symptoms and its potential side effects.


Migraines affect almost 10 million adults in the UK

What is CoQ10?

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the essential compounds produced by the body. It can be found in the mitochondria of your cells.

CoQ10 helps in converting nutrients into energy-producing adenosine triphosphate—which helps in fuel energy transfer within cells.

Unlike other natural migraine preventives, CoQ10 is less likely to cause side effects. This is one of the reasons why it is a popular alternative for those who experience frequent migraines.

Experts found that people who experience frequent migraines have lower levels of nutrients such as magnesium, riboflavin, and CoQ10.

Sources of CoQ10

As we age, the body will produce lower levels of CoQ10. That’s why it’s important to include meats, whole grains, nuts, fish, and poultry in your diet. However, these foods don't contain enough CoQ10 to help prevent migraines.

Taking CoQ10 supplements will help prevent migraine because it contains higher levels of CoQ10.

CoQ10 comes in the form of tablets, liquid-filled capsules, wafers, powders, and IVs.

Is CoQ10 effective in preventing migraines?


In a clinical trial conducted in 2005 that consisted of 42 participants with migraine were either given 300 mg of CoQ10 or a placebo. After three months, about 48% of those who took the CoQ10 experienced fewer migraine attacks and symptoms.

In a 2019 clinical trial, women with episodic migraine were either given 400 mg of CoQ10 per day or a placebo. After twelve weeks, those who took CoQ10 showed a drastic improvement in the severity, duration, and frequency of migraine attacks compared to that of the placebo group.

How to take CoQ10 for Migraines

There is no clear dosage of CoQ10 for migraine and any other condition. However, healthcare specialists recommend taking between 100 and 200 mg per day. But people with migraine and heart problems are recommended to take at least 300 mg or more per day.

Doses can depend on the following factors:

  • Type of CoQ10 you’re taking
  • Other medications you’re taking
  • Severity of migraine attacks
  • Any other medical conditions you may have

Consult your health advisor on the suitable dose for you.

Side Effects and Risks

Generally, CoQ10 is safe and is less likely to cause side effects. However, some people may experience mild side effects.

Most common side effects include:

  • Stomach upset
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • diarrhoea

Rare side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Light sensitivity
  • irritability

Natural Supplements for Migraine

Bespoke Biotics offers natural supplements such as Riboflavin, Coenzyme Q10, and Magnesium that can help treat migraines.

Types of Migraine Headaches That Can Be Helped by Migrasoothe

There are various forms of migraine headaches that can be relieved with riboflavin, especially when combined with Magnesium and CoQ10

  • intractable migraine
  • period and periodic migraine
  • hormonal migraine
  • ocular/optic migraine
  • familial migraine
  • hemiplegic migraine
  • plain hemiplegic migraine
  • ophthalmoplegic migraine
  • episodic migraine
  • sinus related migraine
  • vestibular migraine
  • migraine with aura
  • chronic migraines
  • silent migraine
  • complex migraine
  • abdominal migraine
  • cyclical migraine


Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before trying any remedies.

Information provided by this post and our company is not a substitute for direct, individual medical treatment or advice. It is the responsibility of you and your healthcare providers to make all decisions regarding your health.


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Further research articles

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