Originally Posted by supcom
If you take it, you'll surely be riding in the Tour de France next year.
The only performance boost will be from lightening your wallet.
Let's see. A quick google search shows a bunch of references to Coenzyme Q10 being touted as treatments for various diseases, including cancer, despite there being no good evidence of it's effectiveness. A product being fraudulently marketed toward desperate people is probably going to be fraudulently marketed toward healthy people as well.
If this product had a significant effect on sports performance, it would be a simple matter to prove it in some well controlled double blind studies. The results would result in every sports nutrition product on earth to incorporate the substance into it's product. Of course, there are plenty of sports products that do have ineffective ingredients, but certainly a product that had a significant
effect would be quickly added to those products sold by mainstream sports nutrition manufacturers.
If it were really effective, it would probably be banned by the WADA.
On the internet, there are many, many, many false claims made by hawkers of dietary supplements to the effect that you can improve any aspect of your life, with no side effects, simply by buying this or that miracle formulation. By and large, nearly all of these products do none of the things the manufacturers claim (or imply through very carefully worded statements designed to make you think they do something).