SANUS-q: Liposomal Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ-10 as ubiquinone) – 180ml / 6 fl oz
Improves energy production. Supports healthy ageing
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Contains: (per serving) Coenzyme Q-10 (as ubiquinone) 200 mg, phosphatidylcholine-glycerin complex 500 mg (from non-GMO sunflower oil), non-GMO oleic acid, purified water, natural plant flavours (fruit and berry extracts with NO MSG, tomato or synthetics), tapioca starch, xanthan gum, gum arabic, potassium sorbate
Suggested dosage: Shake well before each use. Take 6 ml daily or as directed by your physician. Mix into small amount of juice if more flavouring is desired. Feel free to adapt to suit your preferences. It is best to take CoQ10 with the largest meal of the day, and preferably that will be the morning meal.
Storage: Refrigerate after opening and use within 45 days.
- Boosts mitochondrial functions and energy production within cells
- Supports cardiovascular functions
- Protects cells against free radicals
- Provides relief in muscle weakness and general fatigue
- Helpful in migraine
- Contains no soy, gluten or GMO ingredients
CoQ10: The spark plug of Life
CoQ10 is a co-enzyme produced naturally by the body and is present in every cell. However, the coenzyme is present in highest concentrations in tissue that requires high amounts of energy to function, such as the heart, liver, pancreas and immune system. CoQ10 can easily be called the spark plug of life due to its role in clean and efficient production of energy, thus helping cells to function better and age in a healthy manner.
CoQ10 helps in energy production: The cells in our body need continuous and enormous amounts of energy to perform life-sustaining bio-chemical reactions, required for processes like cellular reproduction, repair, maintenance and elimination of toxic waste. Within the cells, the tiny organelles called the mitochondria burn fuel (fats, carbohydrates and proteins) to produce this energy (ATP) in a complex series of chemical reactions, where CoQ10 plays a vital role.
CoQ10 is a powerful anti-oxidant: This is another mechanism through which CoQ10 helps support cellular health. It works as an antioxidant – keeping the body’s defense up and running against overwhelming production of free radicals. These highly volatile molecules attack and destroy cellular structures like proteins, lipids, mitochondria and DNA, triggering body-wide inflammation, accelerated cellular aging, mitochondrial dysfunction, and a host of associated health problems.
In addition, CoQ10 helps regenerate other antioxidants like Vitamins C and E, further strengthening the body’s capacity to neutralize damaging free radicals.
CoQ10 Overall Health Benefits
As a vital component of reactions that make energy in the cells and as an antioxidant, CoQ10 improves cellular functions and supports healthy ageing. Most importantly, CoQ10 supplementation boosts mitochondrial efficiency, which is reflected in improved energy levels and better quality of life. Impaired mitochondrial functions with poor energy production in tissues are known to play an integral role in the onset and progression of many health problems such as heart disease, infertility, diabetes and even neuro-degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s.
Studies show that CoQ10 can be an extremely important nutrient to boost mitochondrial functions and reduce inflammation – thus helpful in managing a range of health disorders, such as muscle dystrophy, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, angina, gingivitis, migraine, high blood pressure and infertility.
CoQ10 and cardiovascular functions: CoQ10 is considered an extremely heart healthy nutrient, especially because of its critical role in providing sufficient energy funding to heart muscle cells. Again, as an antioxidant, CoQ10 also inhibits oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and prevents inflammation and resulting plaque deposits within the arteries.
Research suggests that CoQ10 supplements can be remarkably effective in:
- Congestive heart failure 
- Reversing mitochondrial dysfunction and improving heart muscle functions 
- Reducing injury to heart muscle during a heart attack
- Improving endothelial functions and regulating blood pressure
- Improving angina symptoms and exercise capacity
What causes CoQ10 deficiency?
- Ageing (CoQ10 natural production in the body declines as we age)
- Deficiency in B-vitamins and trace minerals (required for CoQ10 synthesis)
- Exposure to environmental toxins that cause oxidative damage
- Chronic infections
Did you know statin drugs also block CoQ10 production in the body?
People who are on statins (drugs commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol) are at an increased risk for CoQ10 deficiency. In order to work, statins target and block a specific enzyme involved in the production of cholesterol. However, this enzymatic pathway is also responsible for CoQ10 synthesis in the body. This is the reason people using statins often complain of aching muscles or muscle weakness. Depletion of CoQ10 also causes impaired heart muscle functions. It is simple: Taking CoQ10 supplements is a must if you are on statins.
CoQ10 with Liposomal Technology
CoQ10 from SANUS-q uses a ground-breaking liposomal technology, where nano sized liposomes are used to carry and deliver nutrients (CoQ10 molecules) directly to the cells and tissues. Liposomes are tiny spherical vesicles made up of double layer of phospholipids, the type of fat also present in cell membranes.
Liposomal encapsulated CoQ10 achieves enhanced bio-availability, as this technique protects the nutrient from breaking down in the gastric juices. It also allows the nutrient to cross the cell membrane barrier without any opposition. as liposomes have the same chemical structures as that of cell membranes. This allows for direct and easier absorption of CoQ10, meaning significantly higher levels of CoQ10 reaches the bloodstream and the cells, and without the risk of any gastrointestinal distress. Non-liposomal CoQ10, on the other hand, has a low rate of absorption and utilization by the cells.
Why choose Liposomal CoQ10 from SANUS-q?
- Uses phosphatidylcholine derived from non-GMO sunflower oil
- Uses only natural flavors (such as fruit and berry extracts)
- Contains no MSG, or any other synthetic chemical.
- Contains no soy or gluten
Directions for Use: Take 6 millilitres daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Refrigerate after opening. Use within 45 days of opening.
Side effects of taking CoQ10 may include rashes, nausea, upper abdominal pain, dizziness, sensitivity to light, irritability, headache, heartburn, and fatigue. Medicines for high cholesterol (statins) and medicines that lower blood sugar cause a decrease of CoQ10 levels and reduce the effects of CoQ10 supplements.
- James J DiNicolantonio, Jaikrit Bhutani, Mark F McCarty and James H O'Keefe. Coenzyme Q10 for the treatment of heart failure: a review of the literature. Open Heart 2015.
- Dai YL et al. Reversal of mitochondrial dysfunction by coenzyme Q10 supplement improves endothelial function in patients with ischaemic left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a randomized controlled trial. Atherosclerosis. 2011