Coenzyme Q-10



  • Antioxidant
  • Immunity
  • Cardioprotective
  • Heptoprotective
  • Antitumor
  • Neuroprotective
Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10), also known as ubiquinone, is a natural antioxidant that is made by the body of humans and animals. It helps protect cells from oxidative damage and disease-causing bacteria or viruses. The production of CoQ10 decreases with age as well as for individuals with nutritional deficiencies (especially vitamin B6), mitochondrial diseases, and when fighting an infection.

Supplemental CoQ10 is useful for those suffering from neurodegenerative disorders, heart conditions, metabolic diseases, and fertility issues. It is also beneficial for cancer prevention and liver protection. CoQ10 is currently used as a supplemental therapy for heart and neurological conditions in cats and dogs.

In birds, CoQ10 may be beneficial for heart or metabolic disorders, immunity improvement, and for older birds. A summary of research studies conducted on poultry is provided in the table below.

Summary of Poultry Specific Research

TypePlant PartDosageMain effectsRef
Chickens1 mg/kg PO QD-BIDbeneficial for poultry suffering from heart or metabolic disorders, immune deficient, and older birdsK Marx
Broilers20-40 mg/kgreduced ascites mortality.A Geng et al., 2010
Quail900 mg/kg of dietShowed beneficial effects on some reproduction characteristics of female Japanese quail under Cd-induced oxidative stress.H Rafieian-Naeini et al., 2021
Chickens300-600 mg/kg of dietHelped improve testicular function in older roosters.H Sharideh et al., 2020
Broilers30 mg/kg BWProtected the liver against diclofenac-induced liver injury while augmenting diclofenac-induced kidney injury.Y Albadrany et al., 2020
Broilers20-40 mg/kgreduced mortality from ascites in broilers undergoing cold-stress.M Nemati et al., 2017
Broilers40 mg/kgShowed benefit for broiler chickens suffering from heat stress.S Raeisi-Zeydabad et al., 2017


Scientific References