Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and Ubiquinone
Fatigue itself is a routine symptom of many diseases but CFS is comparatively rare. Some of them are,
Sleep which is not refreshing
Muscle as well as joint pain which is widespread
Headaches which has not been previously experienced before
Physical exhaustion which can be very chronic and often severe
Increased sensitivity in terms of light as well as sounds and smell
Difficulty in digestion
Cardiac as well as respiratory problems
According to medical research, ubiquinone or CoQ10 deficiency has been linked with this medical disorder. So, one of the remedies for this kind of fatigue is restoring this enzyme into the system. Dietary supplements as well as OTC medications and drugs having this enzyme are known to have improved this ailment.
Medicines and some natural remedies for chronic fatigue syndrome
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) As mentioned above, chronic fatigue syndrome is one of the major symptoms of mitochondrial failure and as a result leads to the poor production of ATP which is responsible for providing energy in the body. Thus, for the production of ATP, mitochondria need certain raw materials especially Coenzyme Q10 (Vitamin Q10). Apart from it, mitochondria also requires D-Ribose, L-carnitine, magnesium and Vitamin B3.
For a long time, Co-Q10 has been prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome. It has been considered to be a potent antioxidant which is able to aid in metabolic reactions. This includes the process of forming ATP which is the molecule our body uses to produce energy. Actually, every cell in our body contains this enzyme. It is basically concentrated in mitochondria i.e. the area in our body where energy is produced.
L-Carnitine Another necessary substance to relieve CFS. It is a carrier molecule which takes fuel in the form of acetate groups. The fuel is taken from the cells across mitochondrial membranes from where it needs fuel energy for the production of Kreb’s citric acid cycle as well as oxidative phosphorylation. Carnatine can be produced in both the liver as well as kidney from cysteine and methionine from the amino acids which can be found in animal proteins.
Ginseng Though not fully established yet, ginseng along with echinacea can be proved to be helpful in terms of treating chronic fatigue syndrome. Ginseng is found to have adaptogenic properties i.e. it has the ability to bring normalcy to your system. In simple words, when your adrenal gland become over-active during times of stress, ginseng has the ability to protect these glands and thus reduce damage by the accompanying fatigue.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) Also known as Coenzyme 1, Necotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) is very crucial for our body since it is vital for producing various neurotransmitters. Some researchers are of the opinion that stress and infection can deplete the levels of cellular ATP. Thus, it might lead to fatigue. In such a case Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide is very essential to stimulate the production of ATP and can turn out to be very beneficial for those who suffer from fatigue.