What is Co-Enzyme Q10?
Co-Enzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like compound. It is also known as ubiquinone,
ubidecarenone, coenzyme Q and sometimes abbreviated to CoQ10, CoQ, Q10. It is found in almost every eukaryotic cell of the body, primarily in the mithochondria. It is a component of the electron transport chain and therefore participates in aerobic cellular respiration which is responsible for generating energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). More than 75 percent of the body’s energy is produced this way.
The highest concentrations of Co-Enzyme Q10 are found in those organs with the highest energy requirements, such as the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. CoQ10 is concentrated in these organs because it is essential to the process of producing cellular energy from the food you eat. The other functions of Co-Enzyme Q10 include activity as an antioxidant, a membrane stabilizer, and as a cofactor in many metabolic pathways.
CoQ10 is made naturally in the body, but deficiency may occur due to disease, low dietary intake, the use of certain medications or high CoQ10 use by the body. The concentration of CoQ10 in the body decreases year by year suggesting a relationship with aging and the related risk of deficiency.
Key Benefits Of Biomax® CoQ10
Biomax® CoQ10 uses revolutionary new MicroActive® CoQ10. The patented MicroActive® process (U.S. 7,030,102) complexes each CoQ10 molecule with two ß-cyclodextrin molecules in a water media. ß-cyclodextrin is used extensively in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It is a GRAS compound formed through an enzymatic conversion of starch. One side of the molecule is fatsoluble and holds the CoQ10, while the other side is water-soluble and makes for efficient transport through the digestive system. When the micronized MicroActive® complex arrives at a cell, it comes apart, depositing a single CoQ10 molecule for efficient absorption.
• 370% better absorption than crystalline CoQ10
• 158% better absorption than solubilised CoQ10
• 24 hour time release
• Universally enhanced absorption in all users
• Double CoQ10 levels in 3 weeks
• Validated through human clinical studies
• No artificial additives
Co-Enzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like compound that can found in almost every eukaryotic cell of the body. It can be found in very high concentrations in the heart, pancreas, liver and kidneys. Some of its functions seem to include activity as a cofactor in a number of metabolic pathways, one in particular being the production of the energy rich molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP) I oxidative respiration. Other primary functions seem to include activity as a membrane stabilizer, and as an antioxidant.
For individuals using “statin” cholesterol medicines, Biomax CoQ10 is recommended as a highly bioavailable compound to prevent Co-Enzyme Q10 deficiency. Co-Enzyme Q10 may help to maintain and support cardiovascular health. Research has indicated that Co-Enzyme Q10 may also help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches and the associated nausea when used prophylactically. Co-Enzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like compound present in virtually all cells and some of its primary functions seem to include activity as an antioxidant, a membrane stabilizer and as a cofactor in many metabolic pathways, particuarly in the production of ATP, important for cellular energy production.
There are no known contraindications.
Antihypertensive medication: Co-Enzyme Q10 can decrease blood pressure and might have additive blood pressure lowering effects when used with antihypertensive medications, use with caution.
Chemotherapy: Preliminary evidence suggests that inhibition of co-enzyme Q10 ependant enzymes and decreased co-enzyme Q10 synthesis in the heart might contribute to the ardiotoxicity caused by doxorubicin. Theoretically, taking co-enzyme Q10 supplements might prevent this toxicity. There is, however, also a concern that co-enzyme Q10 might lower effectiveness of doxorubicin. Co-Enzyme Q10 does not seem to significantly alter the pharmacokinetics of doxorubicin.
Warfarin: Concomitant use might reduce the anticoagulation effects of warfarin. Co-Enzyme Q10 is chemically similar to menaquinone and might have vitamin K-like procoagulant effects. Closely monitor individuals taking warfarin and co-enzyme Q10. Dose adjustment may be necessary.
INTERACTIONS WITH DISEASES OR CONDITIONS
Hypotension, hypertension: Co-Enzyme Q10 might lower blood pressure. It can have additive
effects with medications used for hypertension, use with caution. Smoking: Cigarette smoking depletes body stores of co-enzyme Q10. Surgery: Co-Enzyme Q10 might affect blood pressure. Theoretically, co-enzyme Q10 might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgical procedures. Individuals are advised to discontinue co-enzyme Q10 at least 2-weeks before elective surgical procedures.
PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING:
Safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.
Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any edication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Common side effects may include upset stomach, diarrhoea, nausea vomiting and loss of appetite, skin rashes and low blood pressure. Not all side effects for Co-Enzyme Q10 may be reported. Always consult your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist for medical advice.
Green tea extract, Lecithin, Palmitic acid and Oleic acid from non-Hydrogenated sunflower and vegetable oils. Vegetable capsule (Hyrdroxypropyl methylcellulose).
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