WHAT IS IT?
Idebenone is a synthetic derivative of CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) that was first developed by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company for the purpose of treating Alzheimer’s disease. Over time it became clear that Idebenone could assist in other areas of cognitive impairment. Today it is considered a vital antioxidant and viable nootropic that can assist with a number of different conditions.
HOW IT WORKS
Not much is known about Idebenone’s precise method of action, however this much is clear: Idebenone exerts antioxidant activity which protects against oxidative deterioration and it produces electron flow via respiratory chain, thereby ameliorating energy production in body cells.
Today, Idebenone is being studied for its potential to combat neuromuscular diseases. Some believe it is a possible cure for blindness. In the United States of America, Idebenone is classified as a drug due to its synthetic content. Consequently, it is not considered to be a dietary supplement by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration). Despite its status in the US, Idebenone is legally available in supplements across the globe. Likewise, Idebenone is not approved for use in Canada or Australia.
Often sold in bulk powder or skin scream forms for topical use, Idebenone can also be purchased in 150 mg tablets and in other oral supplement varieties.
In addition to being a worthy cognitive booster, Idebenone possesses anti-aging benefits, helps in ATP production and may be advantageous to those suffering from Friedreich’s ataxia. Of Idebenone’s sundry benefits, these are but a few of them. They include the following:
- Improves/Protects Memory
- Protects Against Aging in Body & Brain
- Relieves Symptoms of Nerve Conditions
- Enhances Energy of Metabolism
HOW TO BUY IDEBENONE
While Idebenone cannot be purchased online or in stores in America or Canada in oral supplement form, consumers may also find it in capsule form available in other countries that permit them to be sold as OTC (Over-The-Counter) medicine or nootropic supplements.
Idebenone is contained in several cosmetic face creams and the like due to its anti-aging properties. Examples of sites that sell Idebenone as a dietary supplement incluide HBC Protocols. It has also been marketed as Neuro Mend by the folks at SDFT. You can also buy Idebenone powder online.
Idebenone is a topic of much discussion online. Since it is not legally approved stateside, there is much speculation and curiosity about its effects. Some have called it a “superstar antioxidant” while others have talked about its powerful abilities to boost levels of serotonin and enhance mental clarity.
One mother posted about the profound improvement she observed in her child’s speech after seven weeks of steady Idebenone use. The bodybuilding community has also embraced Idebenone with one user touting it as a tool to clear your mind.
It’s been called “awesome,” and has landed on a list of 10 easy, effective and cheap biohacks for everyone to try.
Unlike most nootropic drugs out there, Idebenone does not have a specific recommended dose. That being said, the Mayo Clinic considers doses of 60 mg or less to be safe for consumption. Your age and other health-related factors should be considered when dosing. It is best to consult with a professional to determine the right dose for you.
For those with Alzheimer’s disease, dosages tend to range from 90 to 120 mg. As with all medications, one should speak with their physician before trying Idebenone. Be safe, be smart and emancipate your mind.