Solgar CoQ-10 Megasorb Enhanced Absorption improves circulation, stimulates the immune system, increases tissue oxygenation, and has anti-aging effects. Research shows that CoQ-10 levels may be affected by age, exercise and environmental stressors. CoQ-10 is a clinically studied ingredient to promote heart function and that supports healthy aging. This formulation is offered in a convenient two-piece capsule, suitable for vegetarians.
What Is CoQ-10?
Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) is a vitamin-like nutrient that plays a key role in energy production in every cell; in the process, it collectively contributes to the body's total energy levels. CoQ-10 also functions as an antioxidant and assists in protecting cells from free radical damage. Additionally, it helps support heart and brain health. Ubiquinone is the chemical name for the most common supplemental form of CoQ-10. The body routinely converts ubiquinone to ubiquinol, the reduced form of CoQ-10 that is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the "active" form. Both ubiquinone and ubiquinol are active and required for biochemical reactions within cells and play vital roles in energy production and heart health. Some people cannot optimally convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol in their cell membranes for full antioxidant protection. They might prefer to supplement with ubiquinol because it can be easily assimilated since it does not require conversion.
Who should consider taking CoQ-10 supplements?
- Those looking for antioxidant and energy support
- Those seeking to support heart and brain health
- Those taking cholesterol-lowering statin medications
- Those concerned with aging
- Vegetarians (CoQ-10 is naturally found in foods, predominantly in meat and fish)
CoQ-10 and Energy Production
Found in all tissues of the body, CoQ-10 plays a major role in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the chemical form of energy in the body. This process takes place in tiny cell structures called mitochondria, where the body continuously converts ubiquinone to ubiquinol back and forth many times a second. The most energetic cells of the body-heart, skeletal muscles, brain, and liver-contain the largest numbers of mitochondria and consequently have the greatest biological requirements for CoQ-10.
Studies have demonstrated that CoQ-10 supplements can boost energy levels,enhance stamina, and improve recovery time after exercise. In one study, researchers reported that people were able to cycle faster and have quicker recovery times after just one week of taking 300 mg of CoQ-10 daily. Another study found that both trained and untrained men and women had greater endurance after taking 200 mg of CoQ-10 daily for two weeks. In addition, a medical journal report described how CoQ-10 supplements led to improved energy levels among octogenarians.
CoQ-10 and Heart Health
The heart has enormous energy requirements; it beats 100,000 times each day, 37 million times a year, and 2.5 billion times in a lifetime. All of this activity depends in part on the presence of CoQ-10 in heart cells. Without CoQ-10, the heart's energy supply would be greatly diminished. In addition, the heart may be especially prone to a reduction in CoQ-10 levels as we age. Studied for more than 30 years, research supports the positive role. CoQ-10 plays in promoting heart health. Statin-class cholesterol-lowering drugs may deplete CoQ-10 levels in some people and therefore increase their CoQ-10 requirements. Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme known as HMG CoA reductase, which regulates production of both cholesterol and CoQ-10. Thus, when statins lower cholesterol production, they also reduce CoQ-10 production. note: CoQ-10 is not intended to serve as a replacement for Statin Therapy, nor should you discontinue taking any prescribed medications while supplementing with CoQ-10.
CoQ-10 and Antioxidant Support
Free radicals, or oxidants, damage cells and contribute to the aging process. Antioxidants protect against much of this damage. As a fat-soluble antioxidant, CoQ-10 helps protect against free radical damage in fatty tissue, such as cell membranes. It also enhances the activity of other antioxidants.
CoQ-10 and Aging
CoQ-10 levels may decline as we age. Considerable evidence indicates that decreased production of ATP by mitochondria plays a role in the aging process. Because CoQ-10 is crucial for the production of ATP, CoQ-10 may support healthy aging.
CoQ-10 and Brain Health
Studies indicate that CoQ-10 may promote brain and nervous system health.
What's So Special about Solgar's CoQ-10?
For more than 60 years, quality has been Solgar's guiding principle. Everything we do-from choosing the finest natural raw materials, to state-of-the- art manufacturing, to the premium product that appears on the shelf-must meet our own Gold Standard of excellence. That's why Solgar's CoQ-10 formulas supply KanekaQ10, an all-natural, clinically researched form of CoQ-10 bio-identical to the kind produced in the body. Made in the U.S. and studied for more than 30 years, KanekaQ10 is sourced from fermented yeast unlike most CoQ-10 products which are derived from tobacco or bacteria. Solgar also offers KanekaQH ubiquinol, which is made from KanekaQ10.The Solgar Gold Standard
Solgar has been manufacturing fine quality nutritional supplements for over 60 years in an industry that is constantly evolving. Throughout these changes, we have never lost sight of our original mission - to provide consumers with the highest quality nutritional products and information to help promote optimal health. Our attention to detail from manufacturing through distribution has enabled us to set, maintain, and continually raise the Gold Standard for quality nutritional supplements, education, and service.
Researched, Science-Based Products.
Solgar is known globally for producing innovative, science-based, efficacious products. All Solgar products have been thoroughly researched by their R & D department. Solgar has a team of experts dedicated exclusively to research. Solgar also sponsors research on existing and potential new products by donating funding, their products, and their experts to studies across the world.
Solgar's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility meets pharmaceutical standards for machinery, procedures, quality control, and environmentalism. These standards exceed those required by the supplement industry, but Solgar feels they are necessary to provide their customers with the best quality products possible. With their own manufacturing, laboratory, and distribution facilities, Solgar ensures quality throughout the entire process.
Solgar has high standards for quality. Solgar has a rigorous quality control system in place to test products at every stage, from raw material to finished product. All materials coming into Solgar's facility are subject to stringent tests to ensure they are the highest quality; any that don't meet Solgar's standards are rejected and immediately sent back to their suppliers. A rarity in the industry, Solgar has its own on-site Quality Laboratory that ensures that each product leaving their door meets Solgar's Gold Standard for excellence. Solgar doesn't just do one test on their products. They do many.
USP Water Purification System.
Solgar invested over $1 million in a state-of-the-art USP reverse osmosis water purification system - widely considered the finest type of filtration available. This isn't required by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), but the Solgar Gold Standard requires that they have the best system possible.
HEPA Air Filtration System.
All of the air that circulates through the Solgar facility passes through a bank of HEPA filters that remove 99.9% of airborne particulates. Both air and water samples are routinely tested in Solgar's in-house laboratory.
Solgar disassembles and cleans every piece of machinery after each formula change. In some cases, the equipment is broken down into hundreds of parts and may take up to eight hours to clean and reassemble. Solgar also uses food-grade, environmentally friendly cleaners to sanitize equipment between batches.
Most Solgar products are gluten free.
Solgar selected KOF-K Kosher Supervision, an international organization that follows the strictest laws of the kosher observance, to certify Solgar's products.
Solgar chose the Halal Food Authority (HFA), a U.K.-based organization that adheres to the strictest laws of Halal, to certify their products.
Aqueous Coated Tablets.
Solgar was one of the first in the Natural Products Industry to integrate a natural, water-based coating for all of Solgar's coated-tablet products as an alternative to using the more common solvent-based coating agent, shellac (pharmaceutical glaze). This natural, water-based coating improves disintegration and dissolution, providing better absorption of the nutrients.
Recyclable Amber Glass Bottles.
Solgar's 100% recyclable glass bottles are non-leaching, non-porous, and odorless. Although these "old style" medicine bottles cost more, Solgar uses them because they protect against heat, light, and moisture, thereby preserving nutrient potency.
Solgar's Commitment to Excellence
Solgar has been innovating and producing fine quality nutritional supplements since 1947. Our ongoing mission is to provide consumers with top- quality, innovative, science-based nutritional supplements to support their total health and well-being. They are committed to exclusively distributing our products in the natural products industry where knowledgeable retailers worldwide can guide consumers through the vast array of choices.
The Solgar Gold Standard extends beyond the finished product.They are fortunate to have the finest family - an entire team that shares the passion for quality just like Solgar's founders did. Their dedication can be found in every bottle. Their associates don't just make their vitamins, they take them as well.