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    Box containing soft gelatin capsules with Alpha linolenic acid, Red yeast rice extract and Q10

    Good for your cholesterol levels

    • Maintain your normal cholesterol levels
    • All natural active ingredients
    • With ALA from flaxseed oil, red yeast rice powder, and coenzyme Q10
    • Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
    • Please note that this is a Dutch package

    Coenzyme Q10 and cholesterol are both synthesized from the same substance in the body. Blocking the body's cholesterol synthesis with cholesterol-lowering statins will also have a lowering effect on levels of coenzyme Q10.

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    3 capsules contain      
    Alpha linolenic acid from Flax seed oil     675 mg
    Red yeast rice extract     150 mg
    Coenzyme Q10     90 mg

    Product Facts

    2 capsules to be taken per day, unless otherwise advised.
    Do not exceed recommended amount.

    If you use statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors), first consult your doctor.

    Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking supplements.

    Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

    Flax seed oil (Linum usitatissimum) ALA,
    capsule shell: gelatine,
    humectant: glycerol, purified water,
    Red yeast rice powder (Monascus purpureus),
    co-enzyme Q10 (ubiqinone),
    colour: iron oxides

    Room temperature, out of direct sunlight.
    Keep out of reach of children.

    What is StatiQinon?

    Blood flowStatiQinon are capsules  containing a new formula that effectively combines the action of red yeast rice with co-enzyme Q10 and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). ALA is an essential fatty acid that contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol concentrations*.

    *min. 450 mg of ALA a day

    What is red yeast rice?

    red yeast rice on a spoonRed yeast rice is a product made of the yeast Monascus purpureus which has been cultured on rice. This process produces a strong red color. Red yeast rice contains 14 active compounds called monacolins. Red yeast rice also contains unsaturated fatty acids and phytosterols.

    What are statins?

    Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs that work by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. HMG-CoA plays a central role in the liver’s synthesis of cholesterol. There are many different types of statins, some with a more potent LDL-lowering effect than others.

    What are natural statins?

    Statins are synthetically manufactured drugs intended for lowering cholesterol. There are also naturally occurring statins. For example, the oyster mushroom naturally contains lovastatin. Lovastatin is also found naturally in red yeast rice. Randomized clinical trials have found natural statins to be both effective and well tolerated - also by individuals who do not tolerate synthetic cholesterol-lowering drugs.

    Illustration of the mevalonate pathway showing that statins both lowers the body's cholesterol and Q10How do statins work? 

    Statins inhibit the enzyme HGM-CoA reductase and its ability to produce mevalonate, which is an intermediate product in the multi-step cholesterol synthesis. In what is often referred to as the mevalonate pathway, mevalonate would normally undergo a number of biochemical transformations, eventually causing it to branch into several different compounds, including cholesterol dolichol and ubiquinone. Statins effectively block this process. 

    What is ALA?

    ALA is short for ”alpha-linolenic acid” and is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that is found in plants. ALA is an essential fatty acid, which means that it can't be produced by the body but must be obtained from the diet. Dietary sources of ALA include flaxseed, canola, soy, and walnuts. ALA is effective for maintaining normal cholesterol levels. Dietary ALA decreases circulating cholesterol and increases cholesterol efflux in foam cells.

    What is coenzyme Q10?

    Coenzyme Q10 (or just Q10) is a vitamin-like substance . It is also called ubiqinone (ubi is Latin and means ”everywhere”). Cellular energy production is achieved by the cells converting fat, carbohydrate (even alcohol), and protein into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that stores energy in its chemical form. The cell breaks down the ATP molecule and releases the energy trapped inside. The entire process takes place inside the cells in some small bean-shaped structures called mitochondria. We have coenzyme Q10 in all our mitochondria. 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 with cells that contain a large number of mitochondria and have a correspondingly large energy requirement.

    Graph showing that a statin reduces blood levels of Q10 by 49% in one month

    Atorvastatin decreases the coenzyme Q10 level in the blood of patients.
    Ref. Arch. Neurol. 2004 Jun;61(6): 889-92.

    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  alpha-linolenic acid and has acknowledged the following claims:

    Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA):

    • Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels*

    * The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA.