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Five out of six CoQ10 preparations failed the test

It is a waste of money to take a CoQ10 preparation if your body cannot absorb it, and this may very well be the case for a surprisingly large number of preparations on the market. Most people are unaware that the quality of the raw material alone is not what determines the bioavailability of a Q10 preparation. What is even more important is how the preparation is manufactured.

Millions of people across the globe take a daily CoQ10 supplement. This compound is unique for a number of reasons. A rather large number of scientific studies show that high-quality Q10 can help many people by improving their quality of life.
A substantial number of the studies, where CoQ10 has proven to be beneficial, were not conducted with Q10 in the form of nutritional supplements but with Q10 in the form of a medical drug.

Does it matter which type of preparation I take, as long as it contains CoQ10?

Yes, there is a big difference between using one form of CoQ10 or the other. If you simply put CoQ10 in an oil-based formula into a gelatin capsule, there is no guarantee that the body can absorb the active ingredient (see graph below). You must handle the raw material in a special way that enables the digestive system to absorb it. 

Ref.: López-Lluch G, et al. Bioavailability of coenzyme Q10 supplements depends on carrier lipids and solubilization. Nutrition 2018 Jun 27;57:133-140.


The study shows huge variations in quality  

The chart shown above is from a study, which was published in the science journal, Nutrition. The figure reveals that there are huge differences between Q10 preparations and their absorption in the human body. In this study, some preparations were hardly absorbed.

It is difficult for the body to absorb CoQ10

It is not surprising that most CoQ10 formulations have poor bioavailability. In all Q10 raw materials, regardless of their quality, the Q10 molecules form insoluble and indigestible crystals that are unable to pass through the intestinal wall and reach the bloodstream. Pharma Nord has developed and taken out a patent on a special manufacturing technique that enables these Q10-crystals to dissolve at normal body temperature. For this to happen, you need to mix the Q10 crystals with oils that have different melting points and then heat the mixtures in a specific way. This procedure releases the individual Q10 molecules, so they are able to pass through the intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream.


Is the original CoQ10 preparation only available with a prescription?

No, it is also available as a nutritional supplement. The original CoQ10 preparation, Myoquinone, is a medical preparation manufactured by means of the special oils and heating treatment as described above. Now, this CoQ10 preparation is also available as a nutritional supplement, which is manufactured using the exact same, patented method. The preparation is sold under various names such as “Bio-Quinone Active CoQ10 GOLD” in a number of English-speaking countries. 

The patented process makes  the difference

In 1991, Pharma Nord started using a special manufacturing method that has been refined and patented in the meantime. This highly specialized CoQ10 formulation has been used in some of the most significant scientific studies of CoQ10 ever to be conducted, and it is because of the documented bioavailability that Pharma Nord’s CoQ10 formula has become the official science reference of the International Coenzyme Q10 Association (ICQA).

Buying cheap can be expensive

Buying a CoQ10 preparation that the body does not absorb may be quite cheap compared to other products. However, it is still money down the drain. CoQ10 just passing through the digestive system will of course not have any effect. Conversely, it makes sense to choose a preparation which carries documentation for its absorption. Even if the price is slightly higher, it may still turn out to be the lowest cost. 

Should I take a daily CoQ10 supplement?

There are many reasons why you should take a daily CoQ10 supplement, as long as you choose a preparation with documented bioavailability. The original CoQ10 brand, which has become the benchmark for scientific research, is now available in the (name of country) and sold under the brand name Bio-Quinone Active CoQ10 GOLD. 

Bio-Quinone Active CoQ10 GOLD


Groundbreaking studies show significant health effects from taking Bio-Quinone:

*** Q-Symbio, a double-blind, place-controlled study, showed that 300 mg/day of Bio-Quinone Q10 taken for two years as an add-on to conventional theray significantly improved the symptoms and survival of chronic heart failure patients.

*** KiSel-10, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, showed that 200 mg/day of Bio-Quinone Q10 in combination with 200 mcg/day of a patented high-selenium yeast preparation taken daily for four years significantly reduced the risk of death from heart disease, helped maintain better heart function, and improved the quality of life in senior citizens.

*** The Gulf War Illness Study showed that 100 mg/day of Bio-Quinone Q10 taken daily for three months significantly improved physical function and relieved certain symptoms in veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness.