Idebenone is a man-made product. It is similar to coenzyme Q-10.

Idebenone is used for Alzheimer's disease, Huntington’s disease, liver disease, and heart disease. It is also used for a number of inherited disorders including a condition that causes vision loss (Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy), mitochondrial encephalomyopathies (nerve and muscle disorders), a type of muscular dystrophy called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Friedreich's ataxia (a nervous system disorder that worsens over time, producing gait and speech problems, and eventually leading toward heart disease and diabetes).

How does it work ?

Idebenone seems to have antioxidant activity, and appears to protect a wide variety of cells from oxidative damage.

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