Why have Bio-Quinone Q10 and Bio Active Q10 Ubiquinol?Coenzyme Q10 occurs in two forms; oxidised (ubiquinone) and reduced (ubiquinol). The normal functioning of Q10 requires the inter-conversion of these forms within the body. Until recently, coenzyme Q10 supplements were only available in the oxidised form, as ubiquinone.Most people are able to absorb supplemental Q10 in this form adequately. However, certain categories of people may be less able to absorb this form of Q10. These include the elderly, as well as people with liver disease, pancreatic disease, digestive disorders such as IBS, and following digestive tract surgery. For such categories of people, Q10 is more easily absorbed in the reduced (ubiquinol) form, as BioActive Q10.What is so special about BioActive Q10 Ubiquinol?Ubiquinol is extremely sensitive to the effects of air and light. BioActive Q10 contains ubiquinol in a stabilised form, using specially developed lightproof and air-proof packaging to prevent oxidation via a unique patented process. Pharma Nord is therefore able to guarantee the stability of this product during the whole of the product shelf life. Inferior brands of Q10 sold in tablet form and in jars cannot guarantee the bio-availability of the active ingredients within. What is Coenzyme Q10?Every cell within the body requires a constant supply of energy to survive and function - without this constant energy supply the cells die. Different tissues within the body may have particular energy requirements to function optimally- a good example is muscle tissue, which has an extremely high-energy requirement during physical exertion. Without an adequate energy supply in such circumstances, individuals may feel tired and lacking motivation to undertake physical exercise. This can even affect how we feel when carrying out daily tasks.Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring, vitamin-like substance that plays a key role in the body’s energy supply process.
Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is required to convert sugars and fats from food into energy, in the form of a specific molecule called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This process takes place in specialized structures within cells called mitochondria. Coenzyme Q10 is also important as an antioxidant, helping to protect tissues from the damaging effects of free radicals produced within the body.Some coenzyme Q10 is manufactured within the body, with the remainder being obtained from the diet. As individuals age, the body is less able to maintain optimal levels of coenzyme Q10. In addition, coenzyme Q10 levels are depleted by lifestyle factors such as alcohol consumption and smoking, as well as by physical exertion, illness or by taking statins.Dietary supplementation can help to maintain optimal levels of coenzyme Q10 within the body. Coenzyme Q10 supplements can be effective for chronic fatigue, and may also improve athletic endurance. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation also helps to maintain healthy muscles and a healthy cardiovascular system.SafetyPharma Nord manufacture all of their products to pharmaceutical standards and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice. This is a guarantee of safety and efficacy. Coenzyme Q10 has been subject to over 1000 clinical studies, with no contraindications reported. There are over 70 studies featuring Bio-Quinone Q10, which is a reference product for the International Q10 Association. As a precaution, anyone taking prescription medication may wish to consult a doctor before taking Q10.The safety of ubiquinol has been demonstrated in a clinical study reported by Hosoe et al (2007): Study on the safety and bioavailability of ubiquinol after single and 4-week multiple oral administration to healthy volunteers. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol; 47(1): 19-28. How much should you take?Most nutritionists and experts believe that the optimum Q10 intake is in the range 30-300mg per day, preferably taken in split doses. Pharma Nord Q10 is produced in an oil-based gel capsule to ensure better absorption.
What is coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10 (also known as ubiqinone) is a vitamin like substance which plays a vital role in the bodys energy supply mechanism, acting in conjunction with enzymes (hence the name coenzyme Q10) to convert sugars and fat into energy. Coenzyme Q10 is also important as an antioxidant within the body. Coenzyme quinones occur in several chemical forms, with coenzyme Q10 being the only form found in human tissues. The human body is able to synthesize (in the liver) a limited amount of coenzyme Q10, with the remainder being obtained from the diet. Rich sources of coenzyme Q10 include fish (mackerel, salmon, sardines) and nuts. Under normal circumstances, the body is able to maintain adequate levels of coenzyme Q10. However, coenzyme Q10 levels decrease with age, and are depleted by intense physical exercise or illness. Coenzyme Q10 levels are also depleted in patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. What does coenzyme Q10 do? Coenzyme Q10 is an essential cofactor of enzymes involved in the energy production process. Coenzyme Q10 is stored in mitochondria, structures found within cells responsible for the generation of energy (in the form of a molecule called ATP). Tissues with a high-energy requirement (heart, liver, skeletal muscles) contain higher numbers of mitochondria within their cells. Coenzyme Q10 is also important within the body as a major fat-soluble antioxidant, protecting cell membranes from the damaging effects of free radicals, in a complementary manner to vitamin E. Coenzyme Q10 promotes healthy cardiovascular function, and healthy immune function (cells involved in immune response have a high energy dependence). How much should I take? The generally recommended intake for coenzyme Q10 is 30 to 200mg/day, taken with meals, to enhance absorption. Are there adverse effects from taking Coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10 is generally well tolerated, with no serious adverse effects reported in long term use. Very rarely, individuals may experience gastrointestinal disturbance. There are no known toxic effects, and coenzyme Q10 cannot be overdosed. Coenzyme Q10 is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, in whom the effects of coenzyme Q10 have not been extensively studied. No significant interference of coenzyme Q10 with other drugs has been reported. About Pharma-Nord Bio-Quinone Q10 Each capsule of Pharma-Nord Bio-Quinone Q10 contains coenzyme Q10 in a highly absorbable form, using a patented soybean oil based delivery system. Pharma-Nord Bio-Quinone is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control, and is available in capsules containing 10mg, 30mg, 100mg and 200mg of coenzyme Q10 respectively. The intake of Bio-Quinone Q10 recommended by Pharma-Nord is 30 to 200mg/day.
1-3 capsules per day or as directed by a physician.
To be taken with food
Not suitable for vegetarians