Survey Finds CoQ10 Tops Pharmacist Recommendations

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Eighty-three percent of pharmacists surveyed recommend CoQ10 to some of their customers making it one of the top recommended nutrients. CoQ10 is the fourth most consumed specialty supplement in North America.

CoQ10 Supplements Top Pharmacist Recommendations

We are focused on continuing to educate this group and all health care professionals on CoQ10’s benefits.

The CoQ10 Association reported the results today of its pharmacist survey. Eighty-three percent of pharmacists surveyed recommend CoQ10 to some of their customers making it one of the top recommended nutrients. CoQ10 is the fourth most consumed specialty supplement in North America. The CoQ10 Association is a group focused on transparent CoQ10 manufacturing and promotion of dialogue between industry, healthcare professionals and the public.

The nationwide survey designed and written by Ooyen Research, LLC was conducted in April 2016 on behalf of the CoQ10 Association. The survey includes data from 200 independent U.S. pharmacists and was conducted online by Research Now. Key findings include:

  • Pharmacists that understand CoQ10 depletion issues (66%) are nearly twice as likely to recommend CoQ10 to their patients on statins
  • 96% of pharmacists who recognize CoQ10 depletion as an issue recommend CoQ10 to some customers
  • 21% of pharmacists who recommend CoQ10 mentioned doing so for heart health
  • Continuing education is a frequent or favorite source for learning about supplements for 67% of pharmacists, while colleagues are a frequent/favorite source for 38%

“CoQ10 is known to be essential for producing energy throughout the body, but common factors such as poor diet, stress and statin use can create noticeable deficiencies, which makes CoQ10 supplementation essential,” says Scott Steinford, founder and executive director of the CoQ10 Association. “Pharmacists are one of the first health care professionals to address CoQ10 with consumers, so we are pleased to see they are aware of this critical nutrient and we are focused on continuing to educate this group and all health care professionals on CoQ10’s benefits.”

The CoQ10 Association will be expanding its healthcare professional resource section on its website later this year.

Note to the editor: Scott Steinford is available for interviews. Please contact Traci Kantowski, communications director for the CoQ10 Association at traci(at)trusttransparency(dot)com.

About the CoQ10 Association
The CoQ10 Association’s mission is to increase public awareness about CoQ10’s whole health benefits and expand manufacturer understanding of the solid science supporting both well-known and newfound benefits. Membership is open to ingredient manufacturers, brand holders, retailers, and associate members including physicians and scientific journals. Learn more at CoQ10Association.org.

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