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Could my CoQ10 supplement be causing my insomnia?
Medically reviewed and edited by Tod Cooperman, M.D.
Answer:Yes, it is possible that CoQ10 is making it harder for you to fall asleep. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize this effect. Learn more in the Concerns and Cautions section of the CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements Review.
Other supplements that have been reported to cause insomnia include St. John's wort, chromium, DHEA, garlic, and policosanol (a cholesterol-lowering supplement).
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