Q10 Ubiquinol is also known as Pharma Nord's BioActive Q10.
BioActive Q10 contains coenzyme Q10 in the form of ubiquinol (“active” Q10), which may benefit elderly people or individuals with impaired digestion who are less able to absorb supplemental Q10 in its ubiquinone form (normal Q10).
contains vitamin C that contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and contributes to a normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Why Pharma Nord BioActive Q10:
- 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.
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.
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 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.
Dosage: 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.
BioActive Q10 30mg declared content per tablet:
- Coenzyme Q10 30 mg
- Vegetable oil 437mg
- Vitamin C 12 mg
BioActive Q10 100mg declared content per tablet:
- Coenzyme Q10 100 mg
- Vegetable oil 366mg
- Vitamin C 12 mg
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.
CoQ10 and Statins:
There are up to 8 million statin users in the UK. Research has shown that around 10% of these people could be suffering from side-effects, which can include muscle aches, joint pain and fatigue. In other parts of the world statin manufacturers are obliged to state that statin drugs may impact our natural coQ10 production.
In a recent survey (2011-2012) of over 1200 Pharma Nord Q10 customers, 29% stated they topped up their Q10 levels because they took cholesterol lowering drugs.
Q10 and cholesterol:
Since coenzyme Q10 and cholesterol are both synthesized from the same substance, mevalonate, this implies that if the body's production of cholesterol is reduced by a statin, the body's production of coenzyme Q10 is reduced accordingly.
Coenzyme Q10 has multiple effects on the body's cholesterol level. Coenzyme Q10 will lower the body's cholesterol levels marginally. In addition, the antioxidant effect of Q10 will prevent circulating cholesterol from oxidizing and becoming very harmful.