Idebenone is a man-made product. It is similar to coenzyme Q10.

Idebenone is most commonly used for Alzheimer disease, an inherited disorder that causes vision loss (Leber hereditary optic neuropathy), and a specific type of inherited disorder that causes muscle weakness and muscle loss (Duchenne muscular dystrophy). It is also used for skinwrinkles from sun damage and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.

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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