Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Contains the reduced form of Q10 known by the name of ubiquinol – by nature known as a very unstable form of Q10.
- Documented bioavailability and quality
- Developed by a special production method and encapsulated in propietary softgels that protect ubiquinol from light and oxidation
- Manufactured under pharmaceutical standards and inspected by "the Danish Food and Drug Administration"
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|1 capsule contains:||% NRV*|
|Vitamin C||12 mg||15%|
|Ubiquinol (Active Q10)||100 mg||**|
|dissolved in coconut oil|
* NRV: Nutrient Reference Value.
** NRV not established.
1 capsule per day or as recommended by a physician. To be taken with food.
Do not exceed recommended amount.
Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking supplements
Nutritional supplements should not be used as substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.
Bulking agent: coconut oil, Capsule shell: gelatine, Co-enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol), Humectant: glycerol, Colour: ammonia caramel, Humectant: purified water, Vitamin: L-Ascorbic Acid, Antioxidant: L-Ascorbic Acid, Thickener: Silicon Dioxide, Antioxidant: Mixed tocopherols.
Room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
What is BioActive Ubiquinol?
BioActive Ubiquinol is light protected, soft gelatin capsules containing the reduced form of coenzyme Q10, ubiquinol in coconut oil. Each capsule contains 100 mg of ubiquinol.
Dietary supplements with ubiquinol have one drawback, ubiquinol oxidises once it is exposed to oxygen and thereby returns to its original form, ubiquinone. By means of a special manufacturing process, however, Pharma Nord has succeeded in encapsulating the raw material in a way that allows it to remain in its reduced form.
The patented active ingredient in BioActive Ubiquinol is protected by a unique carrier to avoid oxidation and degradation of the ubiquinol in order to deliver the compound in its intended form.
BioActive Ubiquinol is a strong antioxidant and helps support the body with replenishing low levels of Q10.
Why BioActive Ubiquinol?
- BioActive Ubiquinol contains Q10 in vegetable oil in soft, light-proof softgels
- The Q10 raw material in BioActive Ubiquinol is identical to the form of Q10 that is synthesized in the human body (i.e. 100% bioidentical)
- The form of Q10 used in BioActive Ubiquinol is the natural, all-trans form that is entirely devoid of synthetic cis-isomers. In addition, it does not contain any pollutants that may occur in other Q10 raw materials as guaranteed by the pharmaceutical grade production requirements with raw material quality assurance by Pharma Nord.
- Both the Q10 raw material and the vegetable oil in BioActive Ubiquinol are non-GMO guaranteed.
- BioActive Ubiquinol is manufactured in accordance with pharmaceutical standards providing documented bioavailability and quality
What is coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 or just Q10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance found in two forms: ubiquinone and ubiquinol (from Latin, ubique meaning ”everywhere”).
When a cell needs energy, it converts fat, carbohydrate, and protein, to 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. Q10 is found in all mitochondria. 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.
Good Q10 Sources
Q10 is found in different types of food. Our diet consists of both ubiquinone and ubiquinol, about half of each with the best sources being products like:
- soy oil
The reason why Q10 cannot be called a vitamin is that the body is able to synthesize it. The endogenous production of CoQ10 takes place in almost all of the body's cells. As we grow older and also as a result of certain diseases, our body’s ability to synthesize Q10 tapers off. Experts estimate that the body’s CoQ10 levels peak in the early twenties. From this point on, the body’s production of Q10 starts to decline.
Although it has not been established officially, the diet is thought to provide around 5-10 mg of CoQ10 daily. The body has a Q10 “buffer” of around 1 to 1.5 grams. The major part of this reserve is stored in the heart, kidneys and liver.
CoQ10 and cholesterol, a substance that is also produced in the liver, share the same chemical pathway. Scientific studies have shown that certain cholesterol-lowering drugs inhibit the body’s natural production of Q10.
A Very Safe Substance
Studies show that even if you take Q10 dietary supplements of for an extended length of time it does not affect the body’s endogenous production of the compound. Some studies have used doses of up to 1,200 mg daily without any problems. More than 20 years of science support the use of Pharma Nord’s Q10.
What is ubiquinol?
Ubiquinol is Coenzyme Q10 in its reduced form. In the human body, Q10 is available in two main chemical forms that are closely related, chemically speaking: Regular, oxidized ubiquinone and reduced ubiquinol. As oxidized ubiquinone gets absorbed in the intestine, it is automatically reduced to ubiquinol, functioning as an antioxidant in the body. In the cells' energy producing mitochondria Q10 is constantly switching back and forth between being oxidized ubiquinone and reduced ubiquinol depending on whether it biochemically donates or accepts electrons.
The Ubiquinol Test
In contrast to ubiquinone with its characteristic yellow color, ubiquinol is white. A good way to test products with ubiquinol is to pierce the capsule/softgel and squeeze out its contents. If it is white, it is ubiquinol. If it is yellow, it has been tranformed to ubiquinone.
- Ubiquinone = oxidized CoQ10 = Q10 = yellow color = active
- Ubiquinol = reduced CoQ10 = QH = white color = active
What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble vitamin with many functions in the body. Among other things, it acts as co-factor in a number of enzymatic processes. Vitamin C protects the body's cells against oxidative stress; it contributes to our normal energy metabolism and helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion.
The low pH of vitamin C helps to stabilize the ubiquinol content of the capsule.
The EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind the product's content of
vitamin C and has acknowledged the following statements:
- Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of the blood vessels
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums and teeth
- Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism