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    Box with soft gelatin capsules (30 mg) of Bio-Quinone Active Q10 with vitamin C

    The official reference Q10 - 30 mg capsules

    • More than 20 years on the EU market
    • Pure Coenzyme Q10 as ubiqinon
    • Q10 is an essential part of the body's energy metabolism
    • The unique mix of vegetable oil from sustainable farming and coenzyme Q10 are proven to deliver good bioavailability
    • Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
    • Please note that this is a Dutch package.
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    Bio-Quinon Q10 30mg

    Pharma Nord

    1 capsule contains:   % RDA*
    Co-enzyme Q10 as ubiquinone       30 mg ** 
    Vitamin B2 1,4 mg 100%

    * RDA: Recommended Dietary Allowance
    ** RDA not established

    Product Facts

    1 capsule daily, unless advised otherwise.
    Swallow whole, preferably with a meal or afterwards.

    Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.

    Dietary supplements can not replace a varied diet.

    A healthy lifestyle and a varied diet are important for maintaining good health.

    Soy oil*, capsule shell: gelatin, coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), humectant: glycerol, purified water, antioxidant: d-alpha-tocopherol, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), color: iron oxide, riboflavin.

    Dark, dry and at room temperature.
    Keep out of reach of young children.

    *Does not contain phytoestrogens (estrogenic substances)

    What is Bio-Quinon Q10 30 mg?

    Bio-Quinon Q10 was launched in 1990 and was one of the first Q10 preparations on the European market. The soft light-proof gelatin capsules each contain 30 mg of coenzyme Q10 dissolved in vegetable oil. The active compound has extremely good bioavailability due to the fact that the oil matrix in which it is contained has been submitted to a special type of heating that enables the molecules to dissolve completely. Bio-Quinon Q10’s superior bioavailability is documented in many studies. The many years on the European market makes Bio-Quinon Q10 into one of the most well-proven Q10 products.

    Bio-Quinon Q10

    • Has been one of the most widely sold Q10 supplements for decades because of its
      extensive documentation for bio-availability
    • Contains Q10 that is identical with the coenzyme Q10 produced endogenously by
    • Contains the natural all-trans form that is devoid of synthetic cis-isomers. It does not contain any of the pollutants that can be found in other Q10 raw materials, most of which are undocumented
    • The amount of Q10 in one capsule exceeds the amount of Q10 we normally get from the diet

    What is coenzyme Q10?

    Illustration of a cell with the cell nucleus and mitochondria Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-related substance with a crucial role in cellular energy metabolism. It contributes actively to the conversion of fat, protein, carbohydrate, and also alcohol to ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that stores energy in its chemical form. When a cell needs energy it splits  the ATP molecule, releasing the energy that is trapped inside. The entire process takes place inside the cells in some small bean-shaped structures called mitochondria. Muscle cells need particularly large quantities of energy. For that reason, muscle cells contain substantially more mitochondria than other cell types. The heart muscle is a good example of body tissue with larger mitochondrial density because of the heart’s enormous energy requirement.

    Q10 as an antioxidant

    Coenzyme Q10 is also a powerful antioxidant. Its ability to capture and donate electrons makes it suited for eliminating reactive oxygen species (ROS) that may occur naturally as byproducts of the body’s metabolism, or as a result of external factors like radiation or chemical pollution. Substances with these properties are called antioxidants. Supported by other antioxidants such as e.g. vitamin E, vitamin C, and natural enzymes, coenzyme Q10 constitutes a defense mechanism against such potentially harmful oxygen compounds.

    Good Q10 sources

    Q10 occurs naturally in several types of food. Some of the best sources include:

    • Beef
    • Pork
    • Herring
    • Soy-oil
    • Sardines

    Endogenous production

    In addition, we humans are able to synthesize our own coenzyme Q10. The endogenous production takes place in the liver. With increasing age or as a result of disease, the ability to produce our own Q10 declines. Experts believe that the body’s Q10 content peaks when we are 20-25 years of age. From this point onward, the endogenous production begins on a downward slope.

    Illustration showing the average natural drop in Q10 content of different organs from the age of 20 to 80 years

    The illustration shows the average, natural drop in Q10 content of different organs from the age of 20 to 80 years

    Although it has not been established accurately the diet is thought to provide somewhere between 5-10 mg coenzyme Q10 daily. The body has its own Q10 reserve (1 – 1.5 gram) with most of the compound stored in the heart, liver, and kidneys.

    Q10 and cholesterol

    Q10 and cholesterol share the same biochemical pathway (cholesterol is also synthesized in the liver). Studies have shown how some cholesterol-lowering drugs inhibit the body’s endogenous production of Q10.

    A very safe substance

    Even long-term supplementation with Q10 does not affect the body’s endogenous production of the compound. There are only few side effects connected with use of coenzyme Q10, which makes it a very safe substance. There is more than 20 years of experience connected with the use of Bio-Quinon Q10.


    There are several biochemical rationales for using coezyme Q10 supplementation:

    • Q10 is involved in the energy metabolism and supplements have been shown to increase the energy output
    • Q10 could be the most important lipid-soluble antioxidant in cell membranes and lipoproteins in the blood
    • The body’s own Q10 synthesis drops with increasing age and starts when we are in our early twenties
    • The body’s own Q10 synthesis is, to some extent, linked to the cholesterol synthesis, and supplemental use of Q10 may be used in combination with certain types of cholesterol-lowering medicine

    What is riboflavin?

    Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. It is an orange-yellow, water-soluble vitamin. In the body riboflavin is converted into two so-called flavoproteins, each of which play important roles as coenzymes in the body's energy production. This metabolic process takes place in the cell's mitochondria where we also find coenzyme Q10. In the diet, riboflavin is found in dairy products, in eggs, mushrooms, and whole grain products.

    Variations in gelatin hardness

    The hardness of our soft gelatin capsules can vary. The difference depends solely on the water content of the capsule shell. We dry all our soft capsules before packaging, which makes the capsules firmer and facilitates the packaging process itself. Over time, the capsules can absorb water from the air, and this will soften the capsule shell.

    The variations in the hardness of the capsule have no effect on the product quality, but if a hard capsule is a problem, a solution may be to leave the capsule outside the blister sheet for a day, whereby the capsule can absorb a little water from the air. This is generally not something we recommend, as the product will no longer be protected as when it is in the blister sheet. Another method of quickly softening the gelatin capsule is to place it in lukewarm water for one minute. However, it should be seen as an emergency solution.

    Official claims

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind riboflavin and has acknowledged the following claims:

    • Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
    • Helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue
    • Contributes to the protection of cells against oxidative stress
    • Helps maintain normal mucous membranes
    • Contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells
    • Contributes to normal metabolism of iron