Q10 in vegetable capsules
- Q10 for vegetarians and vegans
- The Q10 Green capsules, Phytocaps®, are made from fermented corn, potato, and peas (they do not contain cellulose - also called hydroxypropyl methylcellulose or HPMC)
- Phytocaps®, developed by Pharma Nord, represents a whole new generation of natural, soft vegetable capsules
- Q10 Green's content is manufactured using the same patented manufacturing process as Bio-Quinone Q10 Gold to ensure high absorption and bioavailability with documentation
- The Q10 raw material used in this product is identical with the Q10 form that the body synthesizes
- Manufactured under pharmaceutical control
Q10 Green Bio-Quinone 100mg
|1 capsule contains||% of ADT*|
|Ubiquinon (coenzyme Q10)||100 mg||**|
|dissolved in vegetable oil.|
*Recommended Daily Allowance.
** RDA not established.
Adults and children over 11 years: 1 capsule per day or as directed by a physician.
Do not exceed recommended amount.
Nutritional supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.
Room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
Keep out of reach of children.
Mixture of soybean oils*
Glazing agent: Hydroxypropyl starch
Humectant: Vegetable glycerol
Stabilizers: Agar, Carrageenan, Pectin (Apple)
Cocoa powder (reduced fat)
Green tea powder
Red beet powder
Antioxidant: Vitamin E (D-α-Tocopherol)
*Does not contain estrogenic substances.
Patented manufacturing method, EP 3 190 898 B1.
The ingredients in this product does not come from organic farming. The term "Bio" in this context refers solely to the product's bioavailability or biochemical organic nature.
What is Q10 Green Bio-Quinone?
Pharma Nord's preparation Q10 Green has been developed for the growing number of consumers that choose to cut animal products of our their diet.
Q10 Green consists of soft vegetable capsules with Q10 (100 mg) in the form of active ubiquinone dissolved in vegetable oil. The Q10 content in Q10 green is the exact same as in the original Q10 Gold, and a similar effect can be expected.
For decades, Pharma Nord's Q10 has been the world's most widely used brand. This can be attributed to its excellent bioavailability and good documentation.
Phytocaps®cellulose-free vegetable capsules
The capsules in Q10 Green are unique. Pharma Nord has developed the phyto-capsules and registered them as a trademark. The capsules are made from local Danish raw materials such as potatoes, peas, and non-GMO corn that have been fermented. In other words, they are made with healthy nutrients that can be digested.
To protect the content of the capsules from light, a mixture of low-fat cocoa powder, beetroot powder, and green tea has been used.
The soft phytocapsules are without the semi-synthetic substance hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose (HPMC), which is produced from acid-treated wood pulp or cotton. HPMC is mostly only used in hard capsules.
Pharma Nord was also offered HPMC when we had to make the vegetable capsule, but we wanted a capsule completely without indigestible ingredients.
Instead, we have spent more than three years developing and testing our own phyto-capsules to avoid using HPMC, a raw material known from the wood and cellulose industry.
The main challenge with this vegetable Q10 preparation has been the development of the capsule itself. The content inside the capsules is already vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
Read more about the development of Phytocaps. Click here!
What is coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 (or just Q10) is a vitamin-like substance. It's also called ubiquinone (ubi is Latin and means ”everywhere”). The name indicates that Q10 is found in virtually all body cells. Q10 is a lipid-soluble substance that tends to aggregate in large crystal formations, which the body cannot absorb. With help from a unique manufacturing technique that is developed and patented by Pharma Nord, the Q10 raw material undergoes a special heat and oil treatment that enables the large Q10 crystals to dissolve completely at body temperature. Pharma Nord has managed to develop a Q10 formulation that has documentation for its excellent bioavailability. This is due to the combination of using high-quality Q10 in a special soy oil formulation that enables complete dissolution of the active compound to help it through the intestinal membrane and into the bloodstream. The product is manufactured in compliance with the GMP rules (Good Manufacturing Practice) that is used for pharmaceutical drug manufacturing.
Muscle cells need a lot of Q10
When a cell needs energy it converts fat, carbohydrate, protein, and alcohol into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that stores energy in its chemical form. When the cell needs energy it 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. Coenzyme Q10 is found in all mitochondria and is synthesized by the body. Muscle cells are particularly dependent on large amounts of energy, which is why muscle cells contain substantially more mitochondria than other types of cells. The heart muscle is a good example of body tissue where the cells have higher mitochondrial density and a correspondingly large energy requirement.
A very safe substance
Studies have shown that even long-term supplementation with Q10 does not affect the body's endogenous Q10 synthesis production of the substance. Pharma Nord has more than 20 years of experience with the use of Q10 as a dietary supplement and as a pharmaceutical drug.
Our diet is believed to supply around 3 - 6 mg of Q10 daily, but the accurate amount is unknown. The body stores around 1-1.5 grams of Q10, most of which is found in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Vegetable sources for Q10
There are no large quantities of Q10 in vegetable foods. The largest quantities of Q10 are found in organ and muscle meat. The best vegetable sources of Q10 are:
- Soybean oil and soybeans
- Broccoli sprouts
- Almonds and peanuts
Questions and answers about Q10 Green
|1 - What is the difference between the various Q10 products marketed by Pharma Nord?|
Bio-Quinone Active Q10 GOLD 100 mg: (Dietary supplement)
Q10 Green - BioQuinone 100 mg: (Dietary supplement)
BioActive Q10 Uniqinol 50 /100 mg: (Dietary supplement)
|2 - Is there a difference between the Q10 content in Q10 Green and Q10 Gold?|
No. The content of the Q10 itself in the two preparations is identical and at the same time identical to the Q10 that has been included in many scientific studies with Pharma Nord's Q10. The difference lies solely in the capsule shell.
|3 - Where does the Q10 come from in Q10 Green?|
The Q10 content in Q10 Green is formed using a fermentation process. The Q10 produced in this way is completely free of animal ingredients. It is also completely identical to the form that the body itself produces and is a pharmaceutical grade as opposed to food grade Q10.
|4 - Why do we use soybean oil and not olive oil or rice oil in Q10 Green?|
However, you cannot compare our soybean mixture with the regular soybean oil used for cooking. Pharma Nord uses a pharmaceutical grade GMO free soybean oil completely purified of protein substances, which also have been analyzed for absence of proteins in an external laboratory. The protein substances in soybean oil are the same substances that have estrogen-like effects and that people with hypersensitivity to soy typically react to.
|5 - Why should Q10 Green be taken with a meal?|
Q10 is a fat-soluble substance that is transported in the lymph into the bloodstream. Therefore, it is important to take Q10 in conjunction with a meal that contains some fat to achieve the best absorption in the body. Take the Q10 Green capsule with the meal that contains the most fat.
The maximum blood content of Q10 in the blood is reached approx. 6 hours after taking a capsule of Q10 Green.
|6 - Should I take breaks from Q10 Green?|
Q10 is an extremely safe substance that can be taken lifelong by adults. Pregnant and breastfeeding should not take Q10 because the safety of Q10 supplementation for these groups is not sufficiently documented. In addition, people on medical treatments are advised to be aware of possible interactions with Q10, which might indicate pausing Q10 intake. Please note that upon termination of supplementation, the body's Q10 level will return to the same level as before. This shows that supplementation with Q10 does not affect the body's own ability to produce Q10.
|7 - I can't swallow the Q10 capsule, can I cut it?|
An experienced heart specialist and Q10 expert actually recommends chewing the capsules for best absorption. The Q10 Green capsules are taste neutral.
If you suck on the capsule, it will burst after approx. 90 seconds.
|8 - How to store Q10-Green best?|
Bio-Carnitine as carnitine is involved in transport and oxidation of fatty acids into the mitochondria where Q10 contributes to their metabolism.
SelenoPrecise as selenium is integrated in an enzyme that helps to keep Q10 in its reduced form in the body.
Zymbion Q10 Toothpaste increases the amount of coenzyme Q10 in the gingival pockets. This external supply is complemented by internal Q10 from Bio-Quinon Q10.