Description: CoQ10 100mg 30sg is available by Douglas Laboratories.
amni® original formula
A Dietary Supplement
softgels, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contain pure co-enzyme Q10
(ubiquinone). Co-enzyme Q10 is solubilized in a base of rice bran oil
and vitamin E to enhance absorption of co-enzyme Q10.
Co-Enzyme Q10 softgels may be a useful
dietary supplement for those who wish to support their body’s own
production of co-enzyme Q10.
Co-Enzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is an
important ratelimiting cofactor in the mitochondrial electron transport
chain, the biochemical pathway in cellular respiration from which
adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy used by the body, is
derived. Since cellular activities are dependent upon energy, co-enzyme
Q10 is crucial for the efficient functioning of nearly every cell. In
addition to its well-established function as a component of the
mitochondrial electron transport chain, co-enzyme Q10 has in recent
years acquired increasing attention regarding its antioxidant
properties. Co-Enzyme Q10 occurs in all cellular membranes as well as
in blood serum and in serum lipoproteins.
As a lipid-soluble
antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 efficiently protects membrane phospholipids
and serum low-density lipoproteins from lipid peroxidation. And, as
recent data indicate, it also protects mitochondrial membrane proteins
and DNA from free radical induced oxidative damage. These effects of
co-enzyme Q10 are independent of those of other antioxidants, such as
vitamin E; although co-enzyme Q10 can also extend the functions of
vitamin E by regenerating it from its oxidized form.
co-enzyme Q10 levels are regulated through the mevalonate pathway,
increasing with various forms of oxidative stress, and decreasing
during aging. Related to its antioxidant properties, co-enzyme Q10 is
important for normal immune function. This has been shown in a number
of experimental and clinical studies. Healthy people have the ability
to synthesize adequate amounts of co-enzyme Q10. According to Dr. Karl
Folkers and other researchers, humans can synthesize co-enzyme Q10 from
the amino acids tyrosine or phenylalanine and mevalonic acid, all of
which are abundant in the body.
However, the synthesis is a
complex process involving 15 separate steps which require many enzymes,
nutritional mineral cofactors, and vitamin coenzymes. As a result, the
biosynthesis of co-enzyme Q10 in the human body requires a good diet –
one that is high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrient factors.
Yet, it has been shown by NHANES I and II studies that many Americans
do not consume an adequate diet. Rather, for many, dietary intake of
water soluble vitamins, vitamin A, and some minerals and trace elements
is insufficient. Many of these nutrients are essential for the
biosynthesis of co-enzyme Q10.
Thus, it is not surprising that
the nutritional status of co-enzyme Q10 tends to decline with advancing
age. In addition, it has been shown that in disease states, nutrients
from food sources may not be readily absorbed or bioavailable.
According to Folkers and other experts, co-enzyme Q10 should be
considered an essential nutrient, as it is well established that
coenzyme Q10 is essential for the health of every cell in the human
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin A ...2,000 IU
(as Natural Beta Carotene from D. Salina)
Vitamin E ...100 IU
(a d-alpha tocopherol with mixed tocopherols)
Co-Enzyme Q10 ...100mg*
* Daily Value not established
Rice Bran Oil, Gelatin (capsule), Glycerin, Yellow Beeswax, Water, Annatto Extract, Titanium Dioxide
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 2 softgels daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
(35-65% relative humidity)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.