Pharma Nord Bio-Quinone Q10 Gold 100mg 150 capsules
Coenzyme Q10 (also known as ubiqinone) is a vitamin like substance which acts in conjunction with enzymes (hence the name coenzyme Q10) to convert sugars and fat into energy. 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.
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. In addition, coenzyme Q10 and cholesterol are produced by the same biochemical pathway, so agents that block cholesterol production also block coenzyme Q10 formation.
What does Bio-Quinone Q10 do?
Coenzyme Q10 is an essential cofactor of enzymes involved in cellular energy production. 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.
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. It is best documented in terms of bioavailability in human subjects, and is the reference standard for the International Coenzyme Q10 association.
Pharma-Nord Bio-Quinone is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control, and is available in capsules containing 30mg and 100mg of coenzyme Q10 respectively.
The preparation is blister packed for maximum bio-availability.
Are there any adverse effects from taking Bio-Quinone 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.
How much should you take?
Pharma Nord recommends 1-3 capsules per day of Q10 ubiquinone supplements, or as directed by a physician. Preferably taken in split doses and best taken with food to enhance absorption.
One capsule contains:
Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10); 100mg
dissolved in soya-bean oil
Energy, protein, carbohydrate and fat negligible.