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    Coenzyme Q10 as ubiquinol - 50 mg capsules

    • Contains the reduced form of Q10 known by the name of ubiquinol
    • Documented bioavailability and quality
    • Developed by a special production method and encapsulated in proprietary softgels that protect ubiquinol from light and oxidation
    • Manufactured under pharmaceutical standards and inspected by "the Danish Food and Drug Administration"
    • Please note that this is a Dutch package


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    BioActive Q10 Uniqinol 50mg (Ubiquinol)

    Pharma Nord

    1 capsule contains:     % RDA*
    Coenzyme Q10 (as Ubiquinol, QH) 50 mg   **
    Vitamin C 12 mg   15%

    Dissolved in vegetable oil in soft gelatin capsules.

    *RDA= Recommended Daily Allowance
    ** RDA not established

    Product Facts


    1 capsule daily, unless advised otherwise.
    Swallow whole, preferably during/after a meal.
    Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.

    Dietary supplements are not a substitute for a varied diet.

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

    Bulking agent: coconut oil, capsule shell: gelatin, humectant: glycerol, coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol), vitamin C: L-ascorbic acid, coloring agent: cocoa powder, antioxidant: ascorbic acid, thickenening agent: silicon dioxide.

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

    What is BioActive Uniqinol 50 mg?

    Two seniorsBioActive Uniqinol's light-protected soft gelatin capsules contain ubiquinol, the reduced form of coenzyme Q10, in coconut oil. Each capsule contains 50 mg of ubiquinol and 12 mg of ascorbic acid.

    Dietary supplements with ubiquinol have one drawback: once ubiquinol is exposed to oxygen it returns to its original form as 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. That way the ubiquinol remains unchanged inside the capsule.

    Bio-Ubiquinol is a strong antioxidant and supports the body by replenishing low levels of Q10.

    Why BioActive Uniqinol?

    • BioActive Uniqinol contains Q10 in vegetable oil in light-proof softgel capsules
    • The Q10 raw material in Bio-Ubiquinol is bio-identical with the Q10 that is synthesized in the human body
    • The form of Q10 used in BioActive Uniqinol 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. The guarantee lies in the fact that Pharma Nord's Q10 is manufactured in compliance with pharmaceutical drug guidelines and raw material assurance
    • Both the Q10 raw material and the vegetable oil in BioActive Uniqinol are guaranteed non-GMO
    • BioActive Uniqinol is manufactured in accordance with pharmaceutical standards and has 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.

    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 that is 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 cell types. The heart muscle is a good example of body tissue with cells that have greater mitochondrial density than other cells because of the large amounts of energy needed to fuel the heart muscle.

    Good Q10 Sources

    Q10 is found in different types of food. Our diet contains both ubiquinone and ubiquinol in a 50-50 ratio. The best sources are things like:

    • beef
    • pork
    • herring
    • soy oil
    • sardines

    The reason why Q10 cannot be called a vitamin is that the body is able to synthesize it. The endogenous production of Q10 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 Q10 levels peak in our early twenties. From this point on, the endogenous synthesis starts to decline.

    Although it has not been established officially, the diet is thought to provide around 5-10 mg of Q10 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.

    Q10 and cholesterol, both of which are 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 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.

    Q10 or QH – is one better than the other?

    There are two natural versions of the vitamin-like compound coenzyme Q10 that are closely related, chemically speaking: regular Q10 (ubiquinone) which is the oxidized form and QH (ubiquinol) which is the reduced form. The body uses both forms interchangeably and is therefore able to convert one form to the other and vice versa depending on which form of Q10 it needs for the specific task. Inside the mitochondria of our cells, Q10 is constantly being converted back and forth between oxidized ubiquinone and reduced ubiquinol. One form is an  electron donator, while the other form is an electron receptor. Both ubiquinone and ubiquinol are active forms of Q10

    The big question that gets consumers all confused is what type of Q10 they should take. The following may help clarify matters:

    • No matter what form of Q10 you take, it changes back and forth from one type to the other inside your body, once it has been absorbed in the digestive system
    • Absorption studies show that the body can absorb both forms of the substance
    • The Q-Symbio study (Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure, 2014) used ubiquinone
    • The scientists also used ubiquinone in the KiSel-10 study (International Journal of Cardiology, 2013). In this study, the combination of Q10 and selenium improved quality of life in older healthy men and women
    • The majority of existing studies that show an effect of supplementing with Q10 are conducted with ubiquinone (regular Q10). Ubiquinone is the form of Q10 that has the best documentation

    Another thing that deserves a note is that Bio-Quinone Q10, which is one of the most well-documented Q10 brands available, contains ubiquinone. This specific formula has outstanding bioavailability thanks to a special manufacturing technique that involves using different types of oil and a heating treatment that prevents the Q10 molecules from aggregating large, indigestible crystals.

    The Ubiquinol Test

    Ubiquinone has a characteristic yellow color, whereas ubiquinol is white. A good way to test a ubiquinol product to see if it actually contains ubiquinol is to pierce the capsule and squeeze out its contents. If it is white, it is ubiquinol. If it is yellow, oxygen has converted it back ino ubiquinone .

    A ubiquinone and and ubiquinol capsule

    Ubiquinone = Oxidized CoQ10 = Yellow = Active

    Ubiquinol =  Reduced CoQ10  = White = 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.

    Vitamin C's low pH-value helps stabilize the ubiquinol content of the capsule.


    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 vitamin C and has acknowledged the following claims:

    • 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

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