Good for your cholesterol levels

Box containing soft gelatin capsules with Alpha linolenic acid, Red yeast rice extract and Q10
  • Keep your normal cholesterol levels
  • All natural active ingredients
  • With ALA from Flax seed oil, Red yeast rice powder and coenzyme Q10
  • Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
     

Coenzyme Q10 and cholesterol are both synthesized from the same substance in the body. 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.

StatiQinon

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3 capsules contain      
Alpha linolenic acid from Flax seed oil     675 mg
Red yeast rice extract     150 mg
Coenzyme Q10     90 mg

Product Facts

Nutritional information per daily intake

Directions
1 capsule 3 times daily, unless otherwise advised.
Do not exceed recommended amount.

Nutritional supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking supplements.

Ingredients
Flax seed oil (Linum usitatissimum) ALA, capsule shell (gelatin), humectant: glycerol, purified water, Red yeast rice extract (Monacus purpureus), coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), color: iron oxide.

Storage
Room temperature, out of direct sunlight.
Best before date printet on palp
Keep out of reach of children
 

What is StatiQinon?

Man balancing on a rope between two towersStatiQinon are capsules  containing a new formula that effectively combines the action of red yeast rice with co-enzyme Q10 and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). ALA is an essential fatty acid that contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations*.

*min. 450 mg of ALA a day

What is red yeast rice?

Red yeast rice is a product made of the yeast Monascus purpureus which have been cultured on rice. This process produces a strong red colour. Red yeast rice contains 14 active compounds called monacolins. One of the monacolins (monacolin K) is able to effectively block the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase which is a step in the process leading to the production of both cholesterol and coenzyme Q10 in the body. Monacolin K contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels*.
Red yeast rice also contains unsaturated fatty acids and phytosterols.

*min. 10 mg of Monacolin K a day.

What are statins?

Statins are a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs that work by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the liver’s synthesis of cholesterol. There are many different types of statins, some with a more potent LDL-lowering effect than others.


What are natural statins?

Statins are synthetically manufactured drugs intended for lowering cholesterol, but there are also naturally occurring statins. For instance, the oyster mushroom naturally contains lovastatin. Lovastatin is also found naturally in red yeast rice. Randomized clinical trials have found natural statins to be both effective and well tolerated - also in most individuals who do not tolerate synthetic cholesterol lowering drugs.


Illustration of the mevalonate pathway showing that statins both lowers the body's cholesterol and Q10How do statins work? 

Statins inhibit the enzyme HGM-CoA reductase and its ability to produce mevalonate, which is an intermediate product in the multi-step synthesis of cholesterol. In what is often referred to as the mevalonate pathway, mevalonate would under normal circumstances undergo a number of biochemical transformations, eventually causing it to branch into several different compounds, including cholesterol dolichol and ubiquinone. Statins effectively block this process. 

What is ALA?

ALA is short for ”alpha-linolenic acid”, a type of omega-3 fatty acid that is found in plants. ALA is an essential fatty acid meaning that it can't be produced by the body but must be obtained through the diet. Dietary sources for ALA include flaxseed, canola, soy, and walnuts. ALA is effective for maintaining normal cholesterol levels. Dietary ALA decreases circulating cholesterol, and increases cholesterol efflux in foam cells.

What is coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10 (or just Q10) is a vitamin-like substance . It's also called ubiqinon (ubi is Latin and means ”everywhere”). Cellular energy production is achieved by the cells converting fat, carbohydrate including alcohol, and protein 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. In all mitochondria coenzyme Q10 is found. 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.

Graph showing that a statin reduces blood levels of Q10 by 49% in one month

Atorvastatin decreases the coenzyme Q10 level in the blood of patients.
Ref. Arch. Neurol. 2004 Jun;61(6): 889-92.

Official claims

The EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind the product's content of Monacolin K and Alpha Linolenic Acid and has acknowledged the following statements:

Monacolin k (from Red Yeast Rice):
 

  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels*

* The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 mg of monacolin K from fermented Red Yeast Rice preparations.


Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA):
 

  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels*

* The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA.