Thorne Research is proud to be the exclusive provider of Q-BestŪ, a proprietary crystal-free CoQ10. Q-Best is the most absorbable form of coenzyme Q-10 commercially available. Clinical trials demonstrate superior absorption over dried-powder preparations. In addition, a plasma CoQ10 bioavailability study observed the absorption of Q-Best to be much greater than other forms of CoQ10, including oil suspension, nanoparticle, and liposomal preparations.
The Problem: The primary reason other forms of CoQ10 have low absorption is due to the fact that crystalline CoQ10 (i.e., dry powder) does not fully dissolve in the lipid content of the gastrointestinal tract. Even when CoQ10 powder is placed in conventional, lipid-based delivery systems – such as a liposome, micelle, or nanoparticle – the CoQ10 crystals only partially dissolve.
The Solution: The key is to have a stable CoQ10 in a fully dissolved, crystal-free, lipid-based form in order to allow greater absorption by the intestinal mucosa.* Q-Best does just that, thanks to proprietary, tri-lipid technology that keeps CoQ10 crystals fully dissolved over a broad temperature range.* The result is absorption that is 8 times greater than dry powder and at least 2 times greater than other lipid-based preparations. Clinical trials have confirmed this effect. This is why Q-Best is the best CoQ10 formula available today.
Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 functions as an intracellular antioxidant.* Due to its involvement in energy production within the cell, CoQ10 affects the function of every cell in the body, making it essential for the health of tissues and organs.* CoQ10 particularly benefits the most metabolically active cells: heart, immune system, gingiva, and gastric mucosa.* An adequate supply of intracellular CoQ10 is vital to the health of heart muscle.* CoQ10 supports normal heart rhythm and can help maintain already normal blood pressure.* Type 2 diabetics, who commonly exhibit poor arterial compliance, were given 200 mg CoQ10 daily and demonstrated improved function of the endothelium lining the arteries.*
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs decrease the body's ability to synthesize cholesterol. An unintended consequence of these medications can be a decrease in the body's ability to synthesize coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 is an essential biochemical cofactor and antioxidant responsible for energy production in cells, especially in heart cells.* A statin-induced CoQ10 deficiency is thought to be a possible explanation for the fatigue, myalgia, and exercise intolerance experienced by some individuals taking this category of medication. Because of this, many experts advise the use of CoQ10 during a cholesterol-lowering statin protocol to prevent its depletion.*
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