It is a well-known fact that a skilled chef is able to transform basic food ingredients into a tasty meal, whereas an inexperienced cook will not be able to produce the same tasty meal using the same ingredients. The chef has a deeper understanding of the properties of the ingredients and more experience in the preparation of and the symbiotic nature of each ingredient (or of each raw material in the case of CoQ10 manufacturing).
These principles apply to the CoQ10 manufacturing as well. The raw material must be processed in a very specific order combined with the perfect ingredients, not to taste better, but to boost the potential for actual absorption, which is the basis for an actual effect on our short-term and long-term health.
The fact that very different product quality can stem from the same CoQ10 raw material has recently been documented in a human clinical trial published in 2019, in which the same CoQ10 raw material was prepared with different manufacturing methods or/and with different supporting ingredients, which created a statistically significant variation in CoQ10 absorption.
You might ask yourself why the manufacturing methods actually make a difference in dietary supplement brands?
The same way a chef knows the perfect temperature, the perfect time to stir and add ingredients and in which order to add them, the same way a CoQ10 manufacturer must have a deep understanding of the manufacturing process and the ingredients. When manufacturing a high-absorption CoQ10 product, you really need to understand what, how and when to dissolve the large, low-absorption CoQ10 crystalline clusters that the CoQ10 raw material consists of. You also need to choose the perfect carrier CoQ10-dissolving agent (the oil), you need to establish the correct melting point of the crystalline clusters through thermal heating and cooling processes at crucial times during manufacturing, etc.