Coenzyme Q10 in reduced form - ubiquinol 100 mg

Box with capsules with 100 mg ubiquinol and vitamin C dissolved in coconut oil

  • Contains the reduced form of Q10 known by the name of ubiquinol
  • Documented bioavailability and quality
  • Developed by a special production method and encapsulated in propietary softgels that protect ubiquinol from light and oxidation
  • Manufactured under pharmaceutical standards and inspected by "the Danish Food and Drug Administration"

 

BioActive Q10 Uniqinol

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1 capsule contains:     % RDA*
Ubiquinol - coenzym Q10 100 mg   **
Vitamin C 12 mg   15%

Dissolved in vegetable oil in soft gelatin capsules.

*RDA= Recommended Daily Allowance
** RDA not established

Product Facts

Dosage
1 capsule daily, unless otherwise advised.
Swallow whole, preferably during/after a meal.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.

Dietary supplements is no substitute for a varied diet.

A healthy lifestyle and a varied balanced diet are important for maintaining good health.

Ingredients
Bulking agent: coconut oil, capsule shell: gelatin, humectant: glycerol, coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol), color: ammonia caramel, humectant: purified water, vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), thickening agent: silica, antioxidant: mixture of tocopherols, color: titanium dioxide.

Storage
Dark, dry and at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of young children.

What is BioActive Uniqinol 100 mg?

Two seniorsBioActive Uniqinol is light protected, soft gelatin capsules containing the reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (QH), ubiquinol in coconut oil. Each capsule contains 100 mg of ubiquinol and 12 mg of ascorbic acid.

Dietary supplements with ubiquinol have one drawback, ubiquinol oxidizes once it is exposed to oxygen and thereby returns to its original form, ubiquinone. By means of a special manufacturing process, however, Pharma Nord has succeeded in encapsulating the raw material in a way that allows it to remain in its reduced form.

Our patent-pending softgel capsules protect BioActive Ubiquinol from light and oxidation to deliver the compound in its intended form inside your body.

Bio-Ubiquinol is a strong antioxidant and helps support the body with replenishing low levels of QH.

Why BioActive Uniqinol?

  • BioActive Uniqinol contains reduced Q10 (QH) in vegetable oil in soft, light-proof softgels
  • The QH raw material in Bio-Ubiquinol is identical to the form of QH that is produced in the human body (i.e. 100% bioidentical)
  • The form of QH used in BioActive Uniqinol is the natural, all-trans form that is entirely devoid of synthetic cis-isomers. In addition, it does not contain any pollutants that may occur in other QH raw materials as guaranteed by the pharmaceutical-grade production requirements with raw material quality assurance by Pharma Nord
  • Both the QH raw material and the vegetable oil in BioActive Uniqinol are non-GMO guaranteed
  • BioActive Uniqinol is manufactured in accordance with pharmaceutical standards providing documented bioavailability and quality

What is coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10 or just Q10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance found in the body in two forms: ubiquinone and ubiquinol (from Latin, ubique meaning ”everywhere”).

When a cell needs energy, it converts fat, carbohydrate, and protein, to ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that stores energy in its chemical form. The cell breaks down the ATP molecule and releases the energy trapped inside. The entire process takes place inside the cells in some small bean-shaped structures called mitochondria. Q10 is found in all mitochondria. Muscle cells are particularly dependent on large amounts of energy, which is why muscle cells contain substantially more mitochondria than other types of cells. The heart muscle is a good example of body tissue with cells that contain a large number of mitochondria and have a correspondingly large energy requirement.

Good Q10 Sources

Q10 is found in different types of food. Our diet consists of both ubiquinone and ubiquinol, about half of each with the best sources being products like:

  • beef
  • pork
  • herring
  • soy oil
  • sardines

The reason why Q10 cannot be called a vitamin is that the body is able to synthesize it. The endogenous production of Q10 takes place in almost all of the body's cells. As we grow older and also as a result of certain diseases, our body’s ability to synthesize Q10 tapers off. Experts estimate that the body’s Q10 levels peak in the early twenties. From this point on, the body’s production of Q10 starts to decline.

Although it has not been established officially, the diet is thought to provide around 5-10 mg of Q10 daily. The body has a Q10 “buffer” of around 1 to 1.5 grams. The major part of this reserve is stored in the heart, kidneys and liver.

Q10 and cholesterol, a substance that is also produced in the liver, share the same chemical pathway. Scientific studies have shown that certain cholesterol-lowering drugs inhibit the body’s natural production of Q10.

A Very Safe Substance

Studies show that even if you take Q10 dietary supplements of for an extended length of time it does not affect the body’s endogenous production of the compound. Some studies have used doses of up to 1,200 mg daily without any problems. More than 20 years of science support the use of Pharma Nord’s Q10.

What is ubiquinol?

Ubiquinol is Coenzyme Q10 in its reduced form. In the human body, Q10 is available in two main chemical forms that are closely related, chemically speaking: Regular, oxidized ubiquinone and reduced ubiquinol (QH). As oxidized ubiquinone gets absorbed in the intestine, it is automatically reduced to ubiquinol, functioning as an antioxidant in the body. In the cells' mitochondria Q10 is constantly switching back and forth between being oxidized ubiquinone and reduced ubiquinol depending on whether it biochemically donates or accepts electrons.

The Ubiquinol Test

In contrast to ubiquinone with its characteristic yellow color, ubiquinol is white. A good way to test products with ubiquinol is to pierce the capsule/softgel and squeeze out its contents. If it is white, it is ubiquinol. If it is yellow, it has been tranformed to ubiquinone.

A ubiquinone and and ubiquinol capsule

Ubiquinone = Oxidized CoQ10 = Q10 =Yellow = Active

Ubiquinol  = Reduced CoQ10 = QH = White = Active

What is vitamin C?

Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble vitamin with many functions in the body. Among other things, it acts as co-factor in a number of enzymatic processes. Vitamin C protects the body's cells against oxidative stress, it contributes to our normal energy metabolism and helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion.

Official claims

The EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind the product's content of vitamin C and has acknowledged the following statements:

  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of the blood vessels
  • Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums and teeth
  • Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism