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Product: CoQ10 100 mg with Hawthorne Berry (30 Vcaps®)
Sale: $13.55 (Reg. $18.99)
Serving Size 1 Vcaps®
Servings Per Container 30
ONE Vcaps® PROVIDES
Coenzyme Q10 100 mg
Hawthorn Berry Powder (Crataegus Oxyancantha) 400 mg
|% Daily Value
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule).
Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
Caution: Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.
NOW® CoQ10 is Pharmaceutical Grade (USP). NOW CoQ10 products contain only the 100% natural, all-trans form of CoQ10 produced by fermentation.
VCaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel.
COENZYME Q10 is a vitamin-like compound also called ubiquinone. It is an essential component of cells and is utilized by the mitochondria in the normal process of energy production. This Coenzyme Q10 is produced exclusively in Japan through a natural fermentation process. This safe and non-toxic product has been consumed by millions of people worldwide for decades. By adding Hawthorne Berry to CoQ10, a strong antioxidant that may support healthy blood flow to the heart, this formula works synergistically to secure optimal transfer of cellular energy.
Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcaps® 1-2 times daily, preferably with meals.
CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) helps convert food into energy at a very basic, cellular level and it is an antioxidant. CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) is one in a series of ubiquinones, naturally occurring compounds produced in nearly every cell of the body, and was discovered as recently as 1957.
The primary function of CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is as a catalyst for metabolism - the complex chain of chemical reactions during which food is broken down into packets of energy that the body can use. Acting in conjunction with enzymes, the compound speeds up the vital metabolic process, providing the energy that the cells need to digest food, heal wounds, maintain healthy muscles, and perform countless other bodily functions. Because of the nutrient's essential role in energy production, it's not surprising that it is found in every cell in the body. It is especially abundant in the energy-intensive cells of the heart, helping this organ beat more than 100,000 times each day. In addition, coenzyme Q10 acts as an antioxidant, much like vitamins C and E, helping to neutralize the cell-damaging molecules known as free radicals.
Oct. 15, 2002 — Q10 or CoQ10, a commonly available dietary supplement, may soon be on many more people's lips … literally.
A powerful over-the-counter antioxidant, coenzyme Q10 has demonstrated significant potential in several disease areas from cardiology to cataracts to cancer. And now new research suggests it could help bring new hope to those with Parkinson's, the devastating neurodegenerative disease.
A study published in the journal Archives of Neurology suggests that coenzyme Q10 - CoQ10 may be able to accomplish what current treatments for Parkinson's disease cannot; slow its progression. The ailment afflicts between one-million and 1˝ million Americans with 50,000 new cases reported every year.
In Parkinson's disease, research has shown that this free radical damage is greater in the area of the brain responsible for movement control, which leads to cell death and development of the disease.
In the latest research, 80 Parkinson's sufferers were randomly assigned to receive coenzyme Q10 at three different doses, or a placebo. The progressive deterioration in movement that characterizes the disease was slowed by 44 percent in those who took the highest doses.
Parkinson's is not the only neurodegenerative ailment for which coenzyme Q10's antioxidant effects may have an application.
In one recent trial published in the journal Neurology, CoQ10 was shown to have a 14 percent effect in slowing the progression of Huntington's disease. While this finding did not achieve statistical significance, it was viewed as encouraging nonetheless.
"The maximum dose was 600 milligrams per day," explains Dr. Flint Beal, professor and chair of neurology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. "The dose that was used in the Parkinson's trial that shows the biggest effect is 1,200 milligrams per day. So it's conceivable that using a higher dose in Huntington's disease might have a bigger effect."
And while no research has been conducted to date, theoretical evidence suggests that coenzyme Q10 may help treat Alzheimer's disease. "From a conceptual standpoint, it is very reasonable to hypothesize that it could potentially be beneficial, particularly in view of this evidence from Parkinson's disease," adds Beal.
A six-year long study conducted by researchers at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, explored the use of CoQ10 in 126 heart failure patients in the early 1980s to find out whether the already established potential of Q10 in healing hearts could be sustained.
"They did great," says Dr. Peter Langsjoen, a cardiologist in private practice in Tyler, Texas, who conducted the study. "The improvement in heart function was sustained and if anything, the mortality was about a third of what was expected."
Heart muscle, because it is in constant motion, is high in CoQ10. Although it is not well understood, levels of Q10 decrease as people age and can be depleted even further when the heart muscle is damaged.
Coenzyme Q10 is also remarkably well tolerated, with few side effects noted in many trials that have studied its use.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.