Phyto Therapy - Chew Q Coenzyme Q10 100 mg. - 50 Chew Wafers
Phyto Therapy Chew Q Coenzyme Q10 100 mg. is a new vegetarian formula that helps maintain healthy heart function. Phyto Therapy Chew Q Coenzyme Q10 100 mg. uses HydroQSorb CoQ10 - a Bioenhanced Coenzyme CoQ10 for enhanced dissolution and easier absorption. Phyto Therapy Chew Q Coenzyme Q10 100 mg. is a highly bioavailable chewable solid dosage form of high potency natural Coenzyme Q10. Chew Q Coenzyme Q10 100 mg. has a pleasant tasting, mildly sweet, natural orange flavor. Phyto Therapy Chew Q Coenzyme Q10 100 mg. should not be given to pets - Xylitol is contraindicated in dogs and cats.
Phyto Therapy Chew Q Coenzyme Q10:
- 100% Natural.
- No Artificial Ingredients & No Vitamin E.
Chew Q Coenzyme Q10 100 mg. dietary supplement is part of your "Health Insurance" Program to be combined with:
- Proper Nutrition
- Recommended Nutritional Supplementation
- Visit your Doctor or Health Professional regularly
What is CoQ10?
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines coenzyme Q as ubiquinone (suggesting its widespread occurrence in nature) and describes it as "a quinone that functions as an electron transfer agent between cytochromes in the Krebs cycle."
Today, in a version known as coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) or ubiquinol, this nutrient has become a popular seller and a product that is synonymous with increasing users' cellular energy. Further, many studies have shown, it has value in combating various forms of cardiovascular disease, reducing the number and size of some tumors and treating gum disease. In fact, according to the newsletter Nutrition News, it has extended the life span of laboratory animals up to 56%. Yet, for almost 30 years, this powerful nutrient languished in the shadows, little understood and used by a scant few of the nutritional cognoscenti. Today, CoQ10 has been clinically shown to improve heart function!
In the book All About Coenzyme Q-10, an entry in Avery Publishing Group's series on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's), author Ray Sahelian, M.D., reports that CoQ-10's discovery dates all the way to 1957. It was then that Frederick Crane, Ph.D., working at the University of Wisconsin, isolated an orange substance from the mitochondria of beef heart. The following year, says Sahelian, Karl Folkers, Ph.D., and coworkers at Merck synthesized the orange molecule in the laboratory. As one of the pioneering researchers, Folkers played a role in naming the substance CoQ-10. When he was in his 80s (he now is deceased), he mused about whether it would have sold better earlier had it been called a vitamin.
Technically speaking, however, CoQ-10 is not a vitamin. According to Sahelian, vitamins are nutrients that cannot be manufactured by the body, but must be ingested. CoQ-10 is manufactured by the body, but rarely in sufficient amounts to confer significant health benefits. Therefore, CoQ-10 is "vitamin-like" in that supplementation is needed.
In the mid 1970's, the Japanese perfected the industrial technology of fermentation to produce pure CoQ10 in significant quantities. To this day, virtually all CoQ10 still comes from Japan. There are two different methods of manufacture. One is via fermentation and the other is via a combination of fermentation and synthesis. In the early 1970s, there were discoveries that people with gum disease and heart disease were deficient in CoQ-10. The momentum began to build and, by the early 1980's, CoQ-10 had reached a level of consumption in Japan that rivaled that country's five top medications. In fact, all along, it has been the Japanese and the Europeans who have conducted the majority of clinical trials using CoQ-10.
ChewQ (chewable CoQ10), Q-Gel (CoQ10 in a soft gel) and Liquid Q (Liposomal CoQ10): Are they the same or different?
The patented HydroQsorb ingredient in ChewQ, their chewable CoQ10, is totally different from the patented Biosolv system in Q-Gel CoQ10 in a soft gel. However, they are both bioavailability enhanced forms of CoQ10. In fact, they have a third form of bioenhanced CoQ10 available as a proprietary liposomal nano dispersion in drops called Liquid Q and as a syrup called LiQ10.
All three CoQ10 systems use 100% natural (all-trans) Coenzyme Q10. So, whether you choose to take QGel, Chew Q, or Liquid Q, you will be receiving a clinically-tested, bioavailability enhanced form of CoQ10 – the final choice on which dosage form to take is yours and should be based on discussion with your local health care professional and your preference for capsule, chewable or liquid. With all three forms, its suggested that you take them with or after a meal to increase absorption even more.
CoQ10 Dissolution Claims
Q-Gel CoQ10 passes the dissolution test and provides optimum relative bioavailability as evidenced in human, animal and in-vitro studies. There's proof in the clinical trials. There are a number of clever ways that advertisers of many other types of CoQ10 market their product to get you to believe that they have a highly bioavailable form of CoQ10. One of the most recent claims is for a chewable form of CoQ10, a "melt" product that claims it is the "fastest-absorbing" coenzyme Q10 product available.
Tishcon Corp. (the manufacturer of the Q-Gel CoQ10), tests many bioavailability enhanced CoQ10 products on the market for their dissolution and/or bioavailability – especially those that make claims that would seem to put them in the same category with Q-Gel CoQ10. This "melt" product was specifically tested. And, yes their product is fast disintegrating***, (it is NOT fast dissolving -- see below), but the CoQ10 in it is still insoluble.
***Disintegrating: This means that the tablet when chewed falls apart into tiny particles but the CoQ10 present is still in an insoluble form. The following quote is directly from a senior scientist at Tishcon Corp. about this CoQ10 "melt" product:
They have tested the tablets and they show 0% dissolution. Fast acting means nothing. One needs to ask the manufacturer the following question: What is the percentage of dissolution and relative bioavailability of their product in humans? This fastest absorbing/disintegrating claim is simply a marketing gimmick. There will be many more like this in the years ahead. Tishcon Corp. will challenge them to produce the evidence thereby preventing them from getting away with false and misleading claims.
The bottom line is that Q-Gel CoQ10 passes the dissolution test and provides optimum relative bioavailability as evidenced in both human and animal studies. They have the proof in the clinical trials. You'll have the proof every day when you use Q-Gel.
CoQ10 and Statin Drugs
Statin drugs have become very popular and are being widely prescribed in recent years to lower high blood cholesterol and thus reduce the risk for heart disease. These drugs block cholesterol production in the body by inhibiting the enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase in the early steps of its synthesis in the mevalonate pathway. This same biosynthetic pathway is also shared by CoQ10. Therefore, one unfortunate consequence of statin drugs is the unintentional inhibition of CoQ10 synthesis. Thus, in the long run, statin drugs could predispose the patients to heart disease by lowering their CoQ10 status, the very condition that these drugs are intended to prevent.
Dr. Emile Bliznakov, an authority on CoQ10, recently published a scholarly review on the interaction between statin drugs and CoQ10 (Bliznakov and Wilkins, 1998). He wrote the best-selling book "The Miracle Nutrient Coenzyme Q10" several years ago and it is still being hailed as the best reference book on CoQ10 (Bliznakov, 1987). The reduction of CoQ10 levels might be associated with myopathy, a rare adverse effect associated with statin drugs. This metabolic myopathy is related to ubiquinone (CoQ10) deficiency in muscle cell mitochondria, disturbing normal cellular respiration and causing adverse effects such as rhabdomyolysis, exercise intolerance, and recurrent myoglobinuria. (DiMuro S., Exercise intolerance and the mitochondrial respiratory chain. Ital J Neurol Sci. Dec. 1999;20(6):387-393).
It is important to note that Coenzyme Q10 supplementation does not interfere with the very important cholesterol-lowering effect of statin drugs such as Lipitor and Zocor. Therefore, if you are taking a statin drug, (especially for an extended period of time), you may want to consider discussing CoQ10 supplementation with your health care professional.
The bottom line is that the popular and widely prescribed cholesterol lowering drugs called "Statins" can block the synthesis of Coenzyme Q10 in the body which may lead to sub-optimal CoQ10 levels. Supplementation with Q-Gel CoQ-10 is a prudent approach when undergoing "statin" therapy.
CoQ10 as a Migraine Preventive
A recent three month open label trial of some 30 subjects with a history of episodic migraine headaches (with or without aura), resulted in the conclusion that coenzyme Q10 appeared to be a good migraine preventive. 31 of 32 patients completed the study and 61.3% of the patients had a greater than 50% reduction in the number of days with migraines.
There was a one month baseline period before the three month treatment with CoQ10 started. The average number of days with migraines during the baseline period was 7.34. This decreased to 2.95 after three months of CoQ10 therapy. The average reduction in migraine attack frequency was 13.1% after one month of treatment and increased to an average reduction in migraine attack frequency of 55.3% by the end of the three month study. The average migraine attack frequency during the one month baseline period was 4.85. The average migraine attack frequency by the end of the three month study was down to 2.81 attacks. By any measure, this is a statistically significant response.
In this open label trial, all participants knew that they were taking CoQ10. There were no side-effects noted with the use of coenzyme Q10 and its use was extremely well tolerated.
You may wish to discuss CoQ10 as a migraine preventive with your local health care professional. If you decide to do this, their senior scientist recommends a once per day daily dosage at breakfast of 100mg Q-Gel Mega 100 product. Q-Gel is the only hydrosoluble CoQ10 supplement in the world and the only CoQ10 supplement that exhibits 100% dissolution via USP testing standards.
The key is "Prevention is Better than Cure"
Phyto-Therapy was formulated and is used by Physicians and Health Professionals who saw the need for products that perform. Realizing that nutrients need to be optimally delivered into the body, delivery systems were developed for each product. We use a variety of Softgels, Capsules Enteric Coated Softgels, Chewable Wafers and Liquids (without the use of preservatives).
- Softgels disintegrate in 6 minutes or less
- Enteric Coated Softgels target delivery by passing through the Stomach and releasing into the Intestine. This prevents aftertaste, odor and is gentle on the stomach.
- Chewable Wafers offer immediate dissolution into the mouth offering faster absorption.
- Phyto Therapy is positioned for the next millennium and intends to stay at the forefront of change and innovation.
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Phyto Therapy products were formulated and tested by Prominent Physicians and Healthcare Professionals who believe in Alternative Therapies. With that in mind, they concluded that "Prevention Is Better Than Cure" which is the premise of the Phyto Therapy product line. Phyto Therapy has taken these products one step further and created the "Targeted Delivery System". They Guarantee the Delivery and Utilization of the Nutrients into the body.