American Biologics Ultra Coenzyme Q10 - 60 Softgels
American Biologics Ultra Coenzyme Q10 is an energy coenzyme and like Vitamin E, an extremely potent cell membrane antioxidant. American Biologics Ultra Coenzyme Q10 is reported to support appropriate immune response and may be beneficial to a diverse range of cardio vascular functions. American Biologics Ultra Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like substance found in virtually all cells of the human body, including the heart, liver, and skeletal muscles, and in most plant and animal cells. American Biologics Ultra Coenzyme Q10 is appropriately named uniquinone. This name is derived from the words "ubiquitous" to signify its widespread distribution in the human body, and "quinone", a chemical structure with a unique ability to be oxidized and reduced. Food sources of CoQ10 include beef heart, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, salmon, broccoli, spinach, and nuts. Although CoQ10 can be ontained from these foods (only about 3 to 5 mg per day), one would have to eat large quantities to match the amount in a CoQ10 supplement. CoQ10 functions as a carrier to transfer electrons across the membrane of mitochondria (the energy generator in the body's cells) to drive the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel that energizes cells in our body. Heart muscle cells have the greatest concentration of mitochondria, about 5,000 per cell. A decrease in the levels of CoQ10 in our bodies is associated with aging or can result from taking medications, such as statin drugs.
Bioavailability of a supplement can be significantly impacted by the delivery system utilized. Different delivery systems such as tablets, two piece hard shell capsules, and soft gel capsules demonstrate different characteristics in optimizing the delivery and absorption. CoQ10, a highly lipophilic and crystalline material, presents specific challenges that require an innovative approach. The traditional delivery system, tablets or two hard shell capsules, provide relatively poor bioavailability and effectiveness of supplementation. Decreasing the particle size of a nutrient can improve absorption, and particles in an emulsion or paste maximizes surface area of a nutrient for increasing its bioavailability.
CoQsol-CF is a unique, patent-pending formula of CoQ10, tocopherol (vitamin E), and d-limonene. Tocopherols are added because they enhance the biological function of CoQ10, which in turn, helps maintain the antioxidant state of Vitamin E. Food grade d-limonene serves as a non-polar, organic solvent creating a liquid, crystal-free solution of CoQ10, while resulting in a completely solubilized product. This improves dissolution and dramatically enhances absorption.
CoQ10 possesses antioxidant and membrane-stabilizing properties. CoQ10 must first be reduced to ubiquinol to act as an antioxidant to protect proteins, LDL-Cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and mitochondrial DNA from oxidative damage. Research has shown that CoQ10 supplementation exerts a sparing effect on vitamin E in healthy subjects, helping to maintain its antioxidant state. It also reduces levels of lipid peroxidation, which is the pivotal reaction in the cause of atherosclerosis, and thus reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The membrane-stabilizing property of CoQ10 is ascribed to its ability to neutralize free radicals that may cause damage to proteins and lipids of the membranes.
Supplemental CoQ10 has been shown to benefit patients with neuro-degenerative and cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension (high blood pressure), congestive heart failure (a disease in which the heart does not adequately maintain circulation), cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), and angina pectoris (chest pain).
Asignificant deficiency of CoQ10 was detected in patients with hypertension. A pilot study showed that CoQ10 supplementation at dosages that ranges from 30 to 360 mg/day to patients with hypertension led to an increase in CoQ10 levels and statistically significant decreases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
There is substantial evidence that oxidative damage may play a key role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. In a recent study, the percent content of the oxidized form of CoQ10 (a marker of ixodative stress) in total CoQ10 (both oxidized and reduced forms) was found to be slightly elevated in Parkinson's disease patients when compared with normal subjects, suggesting elevated oxidative stress in Parkinson's disease patients.
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