Q10 in vegetable capsules
- Q10 for vegetarians and vegans
- The Q10 Green capsules, Phytocaps®, are made from fermented corn, potato and peas. (Does not contain cellulose - also called hydroxypropyl methylcellulose or HPMC)
- Phytocaps® is developed by Pharma Nord and is a whole new generation of natural, soft vegetable capsules
- Q10 Green's content is produced following the same patented manufacturing process as Bio-Quinone Q10 Gold, ensuring high, documented uptake
- The Q10 raw material used is identical to the Q10 form the body itself createsManufactured under pharmaceutical control
|1 capsule contains||% of ADT*|
|Ubiquinon (coenzyme Q10)||100 mg||**|
|dissolved in vegetable oil.|
*Recommended Daily Allowance.
** RDA not established.
Adults and children over 11 years: 1 capsule per day or as directed by a physician.
Do not exceed recommended amount.
Nutritional supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.
Room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of children.
Mixture of soybean oils*
Glazing agent: Hydroxypropyl starch
Humectant: Vegetable glycerol
Stabilizers: Agar, Carrageenan, Pectin (Apple)
Cocoa powder (reduced fat)
Green tea powder
Red beet powder
Antioxidant: Vitamin E (D-α-Tocopherol)
*Does not contain estrogenic substances.
Patented manufacturing method, EP 3 190 898 B1.
The ingredients in this product does not come from organic farming. The term "Bio" in this context refers solely to the product's bioavailability or biochemical organic nature.
What is Q10 Green Bio-Quinone?
Pharma Nord's preparation Q10 Green has been developed for the ever increasing number of consumers that has opted out of animal products.
Q10 Green consists of soft vegetable capsules containing Q10 in the form of 100 mg of active ubiquinone dissolved in vegetable oil. The actual content of Q10 is completely identical to that found in the original Q10 Gold, so one can expect a similar effect.
Q10 preparations from Pharma Nord have for several decades been the world's most widespread Q10 brand, which is due to the fact that it is able to document a high level of uptake.
Phytocaps® cellulose-free vegetable capsules
The capsules in Q10 Green are unique as they are Pharma Nord's self-developed and trademark registered phyto-capsules made from local Danish raw materials such as potatoes, peas and GMO-free corn, which are fermented. In other words, they are made from healthy nutrients that can be digested.
To protect the content of the capsules from light, a mixture of low-fat cocoa powder, beetroot powder and green tea has been used.
The phyto capsules are without the semi-synthetic substance hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), which is made from wood pulp or cotton and is treated with acid. Today, virtually all other soft gelatin capsules are made with non-digestible HPMC.
Pharma Nord was also offered HPMC when we had to make the vegetable capsules, but after analysis, we could see that HPMC did not live up to our quality requirements.
Instead, we have spent more than three years developing and testing the phyto-capsule used in Q10 Green to avoid this raw material from the wood and cellulose industry.
The challenge with the vegetable Q10 preparation has been the capsule alone, as the Q10 content is already vegetarian and vegan friendly.
What is coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 (or just Q10) is a vitamin-like substance. It's also called ubiquinone (ubi is Latin and means ”everywhere”). The name indicates that Q10 is found in almost all body cells. Q10 is a fat-soluble, crystalline substance that the body has difficulty absorbing, but with the help of a special manufacturing technique developed and patented by Pharma Nord, the Q10 raw material undergoes a special heat treatment which causes the Q10 crystals to dissolve completely at body temperature. It is this complete solution of Q10 and the high quality of the raw material, as well as manufacturing according to the GMP protocol, that is why Pharma Nord's Q10 has achieved such good absorption of the active substance.
When a cell needs energy it convert fat, carbohydrate, protein, and alcohol into 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. Coenzyme 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.
A very safe substance
Studies have shown that it is possible to take Q10 supplementation over a very long period without affecting the body's own production of the substance. Pharma Nord has more than 20 years of experience in the use of Q10 as a dietary supplement and as a pharmaceutical.
It is not completely dertermined, but the diet is believed to add somewhere between 3 - 6 mg Q10 daily. The body itself has a store of Q10 around 1-1.5 g, most of which is found in the heart, liver and kidneys.
Vegetable sources for Q10
There are no large quantities of Q10 in vegetable foods. The largest quantities of Q10 are found in organ and muscle meat. The best vegetable sources of Q10 are:
- Soybean oil and soybeans
- Broccoli sprouts
- Almonds and peanuts
Questions and answers about Q10 Green
|1 - What is the difference between the various Q10 products marketed by Pharma Nord?|
Bio-Quinone Active Q10 GOLD 100 mg: (Dietary supplement)
Q10 Green - BioQuinone 100 mg: (Dietary supplement)
BioActive Q10 Uniqinol 50 /100 mg: (Dietary supplement)
|2 - Is there a difference between the Q10 content in Q10 Green and Q10 Gold?|
|3 - Where does the Q10 come from in Q10 Green?|
|4 - Why do we use soybean oil and not olive oil or rice oil in Q10 Green?|
However, you cannot compare our soybean mixture with the regular soybean oil used for cooking. Pharma Nord uses a pharmaceutical grade GMO free soybean oil completely purified of protein substances, which also have been analyzed for absence of proteins in an external laboratory. The protein substances in soybean oil are the same substances that have estrogen-like effects and that people with hypersensitivity to soy typically react to.
|5 - Why should Q10 Green be taken with a meal?|
|6 - Should I take breaks from Q10 Green?|
|7 - I can't swallow the Q10 capsule, can I cut it?|
If you suck on the capsule, it will burst after approx. 90 seconds.
|8 - How to store Q10-Green best?|