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CoEnzyme Q10 soft gels contain pure coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone). Coenzyme Q10 is solubilized in a base of rice bran oil and vitamin E to enhance absorption of coenzyme Q10.
Quantity: 30 Softgels
50 mg Softgels
Co-Enzyme Q10 softgels contain pure co-enzyme Q10
(ubiquinone). Co-enzyme Q10 is solubilized in a base of
rice bran oil and vitamin E to enhance absorption of coenzyme Q10.
Co-Enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is an important rate
limiting cofactor in the mitochondrial electron transport
chain, the biochemical pathway in cellular respiration
from which adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of
energy used by the body, is derived. Since cellular
activities are dependent upon energy, co-enzyme Q10 is
crucial for the efficient functioning of nearly every cell. In
addition to its well-established function as a component of
the mitochondrial electron transport chain, co-enzyme
Q10 has in recent years acquired increasing attention
regarding its antioxidant properties. Co-Enzyme Q10
occurs in all cellular membranes as well as in blood serum
and in serum lipoproteins. As a lipid-soluble antioxidant,
coenzyme Q10 efficiently protects membrane
phospholipids and serum low-density lipoproteins from
lipid peroxidation. And, as recent data indicate, it also
protects mitochondrial membrane proteins and DNA from
free radical induced oxidative damage.
These effects of co-enzyme Q10 are independent of those
of other antioxidants, such as vitamin E; although coenzyme Q10 can also extend the functions of vitamin E
by regenerating it from its oxidized form. Tissue coenzyme Q10 levels are regulated through the mevalonate
pathway, increasing with various forms of oxidative
stress, and decreasing during aging. Related to its
antioxidant properties, co-enzyme Q10 is important for
normal immune function. This has been shown in a
number of experimental and clinical studies.
Healthy people have the ability to synthesize adequate
amounts of co-enzyme Q10. According to Dr. Karl
Folkers and other researchers, humans can synthesize coenzyme Q10 from the amino acids tyrosine or
phenylalanine and mevalonic acid, all of which are
abundant in the body. However, the synthesis is a
complex process involving 15 separate steps which
require many enzymes, nutritional mineral cofactors, and
As a result, the biosynthesis of co-enzyme Q10 in the
human body requires a good diet – one that is high in
vitamins, minerals, and other nutrient factors. Yet, it has
been shown by NHANES I and II studies that many
Americans do not consume an adequate diet. Rather, for
many, dietary intake of water soluble vitamins, vitamin A,
and some minerals and trace elements is insufficient.
Many of these nutrients are essential for the biosynthesis
of co-enzyme Q10. Thus, it is not surprising that the
nutritional status of co-enzyme Q10 tends to decline with
advancing age. In addition, it has been shown that in
disease states, nutrients from food sources may not be
readily absorbed or bioavailable. According to Folkers
and other experts, co-enzyme Q10 should be considered
an essential nutrient, as it is well established that
coenzyme Q10 is essential for the health of every cell in
the human body.
Co-Enzyme Q10 softgels may be a useful dietary
supplement for those who wish to support their body’s
own production of co-enzyme Q10.
1 Softgel Capsule Contains:
Coenzyme Q 10 ..................................................... 50 mg
Other Ingredients: Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, water, zinc
oxide and annatto), rice bran oil, beeswax, vitamin E and
lecithin. Contains soy. Manufactured on equipment that
processes peanuts. May contain traces of peanuts.
This product contains NO sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat,
gluten, corn, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 softgel capsule 1-3
times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare
No adverse effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep
out of reach of children.