Why Pharma Nord BioActive Q10 Ubiquinol:
- Manufactured to pharmaceutical standards.
- Only ubiquinol formula with guaranteed stability.
- Reference product for the International Coenzyme Q10 Association.
- Patented oil-based preparation for maximum absorption.
What is Coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring, vitamin-like substance that plays a key role in the body’s energy supply process.
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 (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.
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 or by illness.
Dietary supplementation can help to maintain optimal levels of coenzyme Q10 within the body.
What is the difference between Q10 Ubiquinone and Q10 Ubiquinol?
Coenzyme Q10 occurs in two forms;
Ubiquinone (oxidised form).
Q10 Ubiquinone is also known as Pharma Nord’s Bio-Quinone Q10. Most people are able to absorb supplemental Q10 in this form adequately.
Ubiquinol (reduced form).
Q10 Ubiquinol is also known as BioActive Q10. Certain categories of people may be less able to absorb the ubiquinone form. 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. The manufacturing process ensures complete dissolution of the Q10 crystals in an oil blend that is encapsulated in light-proof gelatine caps and blister-packed.
Pharma Nord is 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.
How much should you take?
Pharma Nord recommends 1-3 capsules per day of Q10 ubiquinol supplements, or as directed by a physician. Preferably taken in split doses and best taken with food to enhance absorption.
Are there adverse effects from taking BioActive Q10?
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.
Pregnant or lactating women and those on medication should consult a doctor before using any product.
Pharma Nord manufacture all of their products to pharmaceutical standards and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice. This is a guarantee of safety and efficacy.
The safety of ubiquinol has been demonstrated in a clinical study reported by Hosoe et al (2007): Study on the safety and bio-availability of ubiquinol after single and 4-week multiple oral administration to healthy volunteers. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol; 47(1): 19-28.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 February, 2015.