Aubree Steen, FNTP
Ahhhh, CoQ10! It’s the wonderful mitochondrial support and lipid-soluble antioxidant that we produce naturally. CoQ10 is usually depleted with age, stress, and toxic burden. CoQ-10 is abundant in the mitochondrial membrane and plays an important role in the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule of chemical energy upon which all cellular functions depend. In labs, we want to see your CoQ10 level above 1.7, but we commonly see <1. If we naturally produce it, then why would we want to supplement it? Good question. You probably didn’t ask it, but we’re going to assume you’re thinking it.
Supplementing with extra CoQ10:
- Enhances Cellular Energy Production and Physical Performance
- Supports Cardiovascular Health
- Reduces Oxidative Stress
- Boosts Antioxidant Activity
- Neutralizes Free Radicals
- Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Balance
- Promotes Neurological Health
- Promotes Better Energy
How can that get any better? Our friend/rep, Jacquelyn, from Designs for Health is always helping us decipher product efficacy, with clinical proof to support. We just added CoQnol200 – featuring DuoQuinol + Geranylgeraniol. This formula is the first of it’s kind, providing a dual CoQ10 boost with exogenous ubiquinol and GG to support endogenous production of CoQ10. CoQnol also offers unprecedented absorption technology, with the inclusion of ascorbyl palmitate and quillaja to result in 18.5% higher bioavailability than competitive ubiquinol products on the market.
Designs for Health eloquently summarized the benefits of why this new product is leading all:
CoQnol™ 100 and CoQnol™ 200 features a unique combination
of ubiquinol, also known as coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), and geranylgeraniol (GG) to support mitochondrial and cellular health.* GG complements the actions of ubiquinol by operating as an upstream metabolite that helps stimulate the production of CoQ10 naturally by the body.* Each softgel serving provides ubiquinol as DuoQuinol™, an innovative patent-pending form of this molecule, and GG-Gold™, a patented form of GG extracted from annatto seeds, along with quillaja extract for superior absorption and bioavailability. Quillaja is an extract from the bark of the Quillaja saponaria tree, commonly used as an emulsifier in foods. This proprietary blend creates a stable solution that prevents crystallization and oxidation of ubiquinol.
Ubiquinone derives its name from the word “ubiquitous” because
it is present everywhere in the human body. It is especially important for generating energy (adenosine triphosphate) in the mitochondria, which are the tiny “energy factories” inside most cells. For this reason, organs and tissues with high energy demands (such as the heart and liver) have the highest concentrations of CoQ10.
In addition, CoQ10 is one of the body’s most critical antioxidants helping to protect mitochondrial membranes from free radical damage and helping to recycle other antioxidants (such as vitamins C and E). GG occurs naturally in annatto, flaxseed, sunflower and olive oils, and certain medicinal herbs. GG is crucial for synthesizing CoQ10, constructing cell membranes, producing energy in the mitochondria, and stimulating the production of hormones and proper calcium trafficking into the bones.* GG shines in facilitating maintenance of muscle mass and bone tissue during aging.* GG is needed for protein synthesis and modification, helping to build proteins and efficiently perform their functions. GG is also required to convert vitamin K1 into the K2 form.
* For those who do not consume much dietary K2 (found in egg yolks, liver, and full-fat dairy products), the human body converts K1 into K2 with the help of GG, and K2 is essential for supporting bone mineralization.*