Bluebonnet’s CoQ10 100mg Softgels contain the natural trans-isomer, yeast-fermented form of Ubiquinone that is identical to the body’s own CoQ10, which is imported from Japan plus an equal amount of natural d-alpha tocopherol (vitamin E) in easy-to-swallow softgels for maximum assimilation and absorption.
Free radicals are generated by exposure to harmful environmental factors, such as: smog, ozone, chemicals, drugs, smoking and radiation, as well as during normal physiological processes, especially in defense against microbes and other foreign substances. Free radicals can damage DNA, proteins and lipids within cells, altering or inhibiting cellular function. Dietary antioxidants, such as vitamins E and C, carotenoids and others, function to help control or eliminate free radicals by donating electrons, thus, maintaining cellular health by offsetting the damage they can potentially cause. Antioxidants that are available through the diet are considered exogenous antioxidants and include: amino acids [N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), taurine and L-glutathione (tripeptide)], vitamins C and E, carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin), and minerals (selenium and zinc). Antioxidants produced in the body are considered endogenous antioxidants and include: ubiquinone/ubiquinol (CoQ10), alpha lipoic acid and the master cellular defense enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and many more. However, many factors have been found to compromise the levels of endogenous antioxidants in the body making supplementation essential, such as the normal aging process, certain medications and oxidative stress.
Coenzyme Q10 is a lipid-soluble, vitamin-like substance that is present in nearly all human tissues and is essential for the cellular processes of energy production in the mitochondria. CoQ10 functions as an antioxidant in both the mitochondria and lipid membranes by either scavenging free radicals directly or in conjunction with tocopherol. While Ubiquinone is the fully oxidized and most common form sold commercially, once ingested and absorbed in the body—most of it is converted to its reduced, “active” antioxidant form called Ubiquinol.
In the plasma of healthy humans, more than 90% of CoQ10 exists in the reduced, “active” antioxidant form Ubiquinol and accounts for the largest percentage of CoQ10 found in the heart, intestines and liver. However, many factors have been found to compromise the levels of Ubiquinol in the body: the normal aging process, certain medications, oxidative stress, etc. For example, as the body ages, it not only produces less CoQ10, but it is less able to convert the common, non-active form of CoQ10 (Ubiquinone) to the more readily available, active form (Ubiquinol). Therefore, providing the active antioxidant form of CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) – especially to seniors – will ensure that they are getting a form that their bodies can immediately utilize. Dietary sources high in CoQ10 include liver, beef, chicken and some oils.
As a dietary supplement, take one softgel daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Serving Size = 1 Capsule
Servings per Continaer: 60
Coenzyme Q10 (as ubiquinone) - 100mg*
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Kosher vegetable capsules, silica, vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate.
Free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
Also free of corn, gluten, barley, rice, sodium and sugar.
Bluebonnet KOF-K Certification #K-0000700