The official reference Q10 - 30 mg version
- More than 20 years on the EU market
- Pure coenzyme Q10 in the form of ubiquinon
- Q10 is an essential part of the body's energy metabolism
- The unique mix of vegetable oil from sustainable farming and coenzyme Q10 are proven to deliver good bioavailability
- Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
Bio-Quinon Q10 - 30 mg
|1 capsule contains:||% RDA*|
|Co-enzyme Q10 as ubiquinone||30 mg||**|
|Vitamin B2||1,4 mg||100%|
* RDA: Recommended Daily Allowance
** RDA not established
1 capsule daily, unless advised otherwise.
Swallow whole, preferably with a meal or afterwards.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
Dietary supplements can not replace a varied diet.
A healthy lifestyle and a varied diet are important for maintaining good health.
Soy oil*, capsule shell: gelatin, coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), humectant: glycerol, purified water, antioxidant: d-alpha-tocopherol, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), color: iron oxide, riboflavin.
Dark, dry and at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of young children.
*Does not contain phytoestrogens (estrogenic substances)
What is coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-related substance with a crucial role in cellular energy metabolism. It contributes actively to the conversion of fat, protein, carbohydrate, and also alcohol to ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that stores energy in its chemical form. When a cell needs energy it splits the ATP molecule, releasing the energy that is trapped inside. The entire process takes place inside the cells in some small bean-shaped structures called mitochondria. Muscle cells need particularly large quantities of energy. For that reason, muscle cells contain substantially more mitochondria than other cell types. The heart muscle is a good example of body tissue with larger mitochondrial density because of the heart’s enormous energy requirement.
Q10 as an antioxidant
Coenzyme Q10 is also a powerful antioxidant. Its ability to capture and donate electrons makes it suited for eliminating reactive oxygen species (ROS) that may occur naturally as byproducts of the body’s metabolism, or as a result of external factors like radiation or chemical pollution. Substances with these properties are called antioxidants. Supported by other antioxidants such as e.g. vitamin E, vitamin C, and natural enzymes, coenzyme Q10 constitutes a defense mechanism against such potentially harmful oxygen compounds.
Good Q10 sources
Q10 occurs naturally in several types of food. Some of the best sources include:
In addition, we humans are able to synthesize our own coenzyme Q10. The endogenous production takes place in the liver. With increasing age or as a result of disease, the ability to produce our own Q10 declines. Experts believe that the body’s Q10 content peaks when we are 20-25 years of age. From this point onward, the endogenous production begins on a downward slope.
Although it has not been established accurately the diet is thought to provide somewhere between 5-10 mg coenzyme Q10 daily. The body has its own Q10 reserve (1 – 1.5 gram) with most of the compound stored in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Q10 and cholesterol
Q10 and cholesterol share the same biochemical pathway (cholesterol is also synthesized in the liver). Studies have shown how some cholesterol-lowering drugs inhibit the body’s endogenous production of Q10.
A very safe substance
Even long-term supplementation with Q10 does not affect the body’s endogenous production of the compound. There are only few side effects connected with use of coenzyme Q10, which makes it a very safe substance. There is more than 20 years of experience connected with the use of Bio-Quinon Q10.
There are several biochemical rationales for using coezyme Q10 supplementation:
- Q10 is involved in the energy metabolism and supplements have been shown to increase the energy output
- Q10 could be the most important lipid-soluble antioxidant in cell membranes and lipoproteins in the blood
- The body’s own Q10 synthesis drops with increasing age and starts when we are in our early twenties
- The body’s own Q10 synthesis is, to some extent, linked to the cholesterol synthesis, and supplemental use of Q10 may be used in combination with certain types of cholesterol-lowering medicine
What is riboflavin?
Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. It is an orange-yellow, water-soluble vitamin. In the body riboflavin is converted into two so-called flavoproteins, each of which play important roles as coenzymes in the body's energy production. This metabolic process takes place in the cell's mitochondria where we also find coenzyme Q10. In the diet, riboflavin is found in dairy products, in eggs, mushrooms, and whole grain products.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind riboflavin and has acknowledged the following claims:
- Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue
- Contributes to the protection of cells against oxidative stress
- Helps maintain normal mucous membranes
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells
- Contributes to a normal metabolism of iron