- Almost 25 years on the EU market
- Pure Coenzyme Q10 as ubiqinon
- Q10 with vitamin C which contributes to the body's energy-yielding metabolism and to the reduction of tiredness and fatique
- The unique mix of vegetable oil, coenzyme Q10, and a special heat treatment provides a high and proven bioavailability
- Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
|1 capsule contains:||% RDA|
|Coenzyme Q10 (as ubiquinone)||30 mg||*)|
|Vitamin C||12 mg||15%|
*) RDA not established
RDA: Recommended Daily Allowance
What is Bio-Quinon Q10?
Bio-Quionon Q10 was launched in 1990 and was one of the first Q10 preparations on the European market. The soft light-proof gelatin capsules each contain 30 mg coenzyme Q10 dissolved in vegetable oil. The active compound has extremely good bio-availability due to the fact that the oil matrix in which it is contained has been submitted to a special type of heating that enables the Q10 crystals to dissolve completely. Bio-Quinon Q10’s superior bio-availability is documented in many studies. The many years on the European market makes Bio-Quionon Q10 into one of the most well-proven Q10 products.
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”). Bio-Quinon Q10 Gold contains vitamin C that contributes to a normal energy-yielding metabolism. When a cell needs energy it convert fat, carbohydrate, protein, and alcohol to the 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.
- Has been one of the most widely sold Q10 supplements for decades because of its
extensive documentation for bio-availability
- Contains Q10 that is identical with the coenzyme Q10 produced endogenously by
- The form of coenzyme Q10 used in this product is the natural all-trans form that is
devoid of synthetic cis-isomers. It does not contain any of the pollutants that can be
found in other Q10 raw materials, most of which are undocumented
Coenzyme Q10 with vitamin C has an ability to eliminate 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. Vitamin C is therefore called an antioxidant, because of it's roll in protecting cells against oxidative stress.
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. Q10 is formed in the cells of the body, in the part called the endoplasmic reticulum. With increasing age or as a result of disease, the ability to produce our own Q10 decline. 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.
The illustration shows the average, natural drop in Q10 content of different organs from the age of 20 to 80 years
Although it has not been established accurately the diet is thought to provide somewhere between 5-20 mg coenzyme Q10 daily. The body has its own 1 – 1.5 gram Q10 reserve, 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-Qinon Q10.