Isotonix® Coenzyme Q10
- Helps maintain a strong heart muscle
- Helps maintain normal blood pressure
- Helps increase energy
Gluten-Free - The finished product contains no detectable gluten
No Detectable GMO - The finished product contains no detectable genetically modified organisms.
Vegan - The product is made without ingredients produced by or derived from animals.
Isotonic-Capable Supplements - Easy-to-swallow isotonic supplements that allow for better nutrient absorption by the body.
No Pork - This product contains no pork or pork products.
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Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient that plays a vital role in health maintenance. It contributes to a strong heart, and normal blood pressure.
A person’s heart beats, on average, one hundred thousand times each day, which adds up to about thirty-six million times per year. CoQ10 a vital nutrient that initiates the energy at the cellular level that powers the heart, the body’s energy production cycle, and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Within a cell it serves as a carrier of electrons in the electron transport chain, neutralizes free radicals and helps protect the integrity of the mitochondrial membrane.
As individuals age, the ability to synthesize coenzyme Q10 begins to decline. Sometimes this is due to poor eating habits or stress, but the main challenge for most people is the ability to choose the right foods containing CoQ10 as well as the other nutrients needed to manufacture it in the body. It is a combination of both that provides the body with the best possible amount of CoQ10 for optimal health.
Absorption and efficacy of nutritional supplements are two important features to examine when selecting a nutritional supplement and Isotonix Coenzyme Q10 contains both. This supplement is in the form of an isotonic fluid, which helps the nutrients to be absorbed into your system quicker. It is usually taken on an empty stomach and when the isotonic fluid enters the body it is delivered to the small intestine nutritionally concentrated. Then it is naturally absorbed into the blood stream at a rapid pace and little nutritive value is lost. Since the antioxidants are in an isotonic solution, it minimizes the chance that important nutrients will be trapped by fats, fibers and tannins, or inactivated by a highly acidic pH level.
Isotonix Delivery System
Isotonix products are isotonic because they match the fluids in the body, which have an almost constant concentration of dissolved particles like salts, sugars and minerals. At this concentration, nutrients and molecules essential for cell metabolism are efficiently transported through cell membranes. Isotonix products are formulated with the proper balance of fructose, glucose, citric acid, potassium bicarbonate and other key ingredients to assure that they are isotonic when properly prepared.
Isotonix products deliver nutrients at the right rate and concentration for complete absorption of the nutrient-dense solution. Isotonix is one of the most scientifically advanced nutrient delivery systems on the market.
Coenzyme Q10 belongs to a family of substances called ubiquinones, and is a water-insoluble, wax-like substance, that is part of the respiratory chain. It is synthesized in the cells, and is involved in electron transport and energy production in mitochondria. In the cellular system, it functions to generate energy from oxygen, in the form of ATP, for bodily processes. CoQ10 also exhibits activity as a free radical scavenger and an antioxidant. The antioxidant activity in the mitochondria and cell membranes protects against peroxidation of lipid membranes.
Coenzyme Q10 can be found in spinach, broccoli, nuts, meats and fish. In the body, it is found in the highest concentration in the cells of the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. Supplementation of CoQ10 might be beneficial mostly to adults, because the levels of it in the body tend to peak around the age of twenty, and then decline with age. The affects of supplementation with CoQ10 have shown to be especially helpful in maintaining heart health.
Since vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body, it helps protect cell membranes from the damage caused by free radicals. High doses of vitamin E have been found to support a healthy heart. Vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados, wheat germ, and safflower oil are all good food sources of vitamin E.
Lipase is a fat-digesting enzyme that is used by the body to break down dietary fats into an absorbable form. It is a water-soluble enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ester bonds in water-insoluble, lipid substrates. Lipase, such as human pancreatic lipase, act to convert triglyceride substrates found in oils from food to monoglycerides and free fatty acids. Lipases are ubiquitous in living organisms. Some lipases also work within the interior spaces of living cells to degrade lipids.
Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is a water soluble vitamin that’s primary function as a coenzyme for metabolic processes in the body. A key function of the vitamin is in the production of energy, where it acts as part of the electron transport chain that produces cellular energy.
Requirements for vitamin B2 are associated with calorie intake, because with an increase food intake your body also needs an increase of vitamin B2 to carry out the metabolic processes that will convert the food into usable energy. Nutritional inaccuracy is a common cause of vitamin B2 deficiency, which can occur in the elderly. Foods that are rich in the vitamin B2 are organ meats, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains.
Potassium, in the body, is classified as an electrolyte and is involved in electrical and cellular functions in the body. It aids in regulating water balance, levels of acidity, maintenance of blood pressure, muscle contraction and heartbeat.
Potassium can be found in foods, which help to maintain the body’s internal balance of fluids and chemicals. Some potassium-enriched foods are fruits, vegetables and legumes, which are all commonly recommended for optimal heart health.
What is Coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is actually a two-part compound that is composed of (1) a long, fat-soluble isoprenoid tail that anchors the molecule in the inner membrane of the mitochondria and (2) a quinone that is capable of accepting and transferring electrons through a portion of the respiratory chain. A coenzyme is a non-protein substance that helps enzymes carry out their metabolic function and is not consumed in the reaction. The "Q" stands for quinone and the "10" stands for the number of isoprenoid units in the tail portion of the molecule. Mammals generally have 10 isoprenoid units in the tail portion, but other non-mammalian species may have fewer units. Coenzyme Q10 is a critical biochemical link in the production of energy in the cell. Coenzyme Q10 is found in the cell membranes of all cells in our body, particularly in the inner mitochondrial membranes, and it is especially concentrated in highly active organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen, and adrenal glands. The mitochondria produce large amounts of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps cells perform work.
Since the manufacture of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the mitochondria is known to generate many harmful oxygen radicals, coenzyme Q10 serves an antioxidant function in that location by neutralizing radicals. Coenzyme Q10 is also required by a key enzyme in the Kreb's cycle (Citric Acid Cycle), which converts both carbohydrates and fat into usable energy for the cell.
What is the source of Coenzyme Q10?
While our livers produce small amounts of coenzyme Q10 and this small amount is distributed to the rest of the body, we get most of this compound from foods such as organ meats, muscle meats, fish, peanuts, spinach, soy, and nuts. In the past it was difficult and very expensive to isolate sufficient amounts of coenzyme Q10 from these food sources for the purpose of dietary supplementation. However, a Japanese company succeeded in synthesizing coenzyme Q10 in 1977, thus making an important nutrient available to the world.
While there is substantial debate about the nature and definition of coenzyme Q10 deficiency and its manifestations, it is well documented that individuals with congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, angina pectoris, and chronic gum disease or those who are obese have significantly lower tissue concentrations of coenzyme Q10. Other people at risk for coenzyme Q10 deficiency include cancer patients receiving the anti-cancer drug Adriamycin which can damage the heart and people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs of the HMG-coenzyme A reductase class. It has also been demonstrated that coenzyme Q10 concentrations in various tissues begin to decline as we age.
What is a safe and effective dose of supplemental Coenzyme Q10?
Daily doses as low as 30 mg and as high as 150 mg of coenzyme Q10 are safe and can promote a healthier life. The circulating levels of coenzyme Q10 take about 60-90 days to reach steady state, depending on the dose taken. Granular coenzyme Q10, as used in Isotonix, is about equal to the oil-based form in terms of uptake from the small intestine and distribution throughout the body.
Are there any warnings associated with taking Isotonix Coenzyme Q10?
Do not take while on warfarin [Coumadin] therapy without medical advice. If you are currently using prescription medications, have an ongoing medical condition, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare provider before using this product.
Does Isotonix Coenzyme Q10 contain pork or pork products?
Does this product have “No Detectable GMOs”?
This product is tested with no GMO detected. This product’s raw material may contain genetically modified materials/ingredients, but the finished product does not contain any transgenic DNA fragments or transgenic proteins.
Is Isotonix Coenzyme Q10 manufactured in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility?
Yes, this product is manufactured in a GMP compliant facility which is inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States of America.
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Love this Isotonix® Coenzyme Q10 so much. After using it, I already changed to this and ordering for my mum. She like it as no need to swallow the tablets as last time.
I have been taking the B-Complex for over 2 years now and it is hands down the best B out there. I just started taking this CoQ10 and have been adding it to my B-Complex everyday and like it very much. I love the quality of these vitamins and would recommend them to anyone looking to start a vitamin supplement. I have used GNC in the past, i almost gave up on vitamins all together because they used to make me sick(nauseous). This vitamin does not and you can really start to feel a difference with in a week of taking them. I am trying this CoQ10 because i have higher collateral and would like to see if this supplement may help reduce it a little
I would like to have more reviews before I purchase this product,The last review posted was 2012.I know that everyone does not post, but it would help me if there were more current.