Q10 – A Natural Energy Boost
Are you tired of being tired? As we grow older, our energy levels drop. Some resort to ginseng, guarana
and other artificial stimulants, but there is a far better alternative: a vitamin-like compound called
Q10 levels decrease with age, and are depleted by intense physical exercise or illness.
Q10 levels are also depleted in patients using cholesterol lowering therapy.
What is Q10?
Coenzyme quinones occur in several chemical forms, with coenzyme Q10 being the only form found in
The human body is able to synthesize (in the liver) a limited amount of coenzyme Q10, with the
remainder being obtained from the diet. Rich sources of coenzyme Q10 include fish (mackerel, salmon,
sardines) and nuts. Under normal circumstances, the body is able to maintain adequate levels of
coenzyme Q10. However, coenzyme Q10 levels decrease with age, and are depleted by intense
physical exercise or illness.
Coenzyme Q10 is an essential cofactor of enzymes involved in the energy production process.
Coenzyme Q10 is stored in mitochondria, structures found within cells responsible for the generation
of energy (in the form of a molecule called ATP). Tissues with a high-energy requirement (heart, liver,
skeletal muscles) contain higher numbers of mitochondria within their cells.
Q10 is also important within the body as a major fat-soluble antioxidant, protecting cell membranes
from the damaging effects of free radicals, in a complementary manner to vitamin E. Coenzyme Q10
promotes healthy cardiovascular function and healthy immune function.
Why should you take Q10?
– Natural Q10 levels are highest in the first 20 years of life. Therefore the older you are the more likely
you are to experience signs of a Q10 deficiency. Fatigue being the most obvious symptom. Q10 may
help prevent tiredness and boost energy levels. Q10 is also popular among athletes for increasing
– Studies have found that people with gum disease have lower levels of Q10. Q10 may help maintain
healthy teeth and gums.
– Q10 levels are depleted in those using cholesterol lowering therapy. This interferes with the natural
processing of Q10 within the body and can decrease the body’s synthesis by as much as 40%.
– People with certain diseases, such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s
disease and certain muscular diseases may have lower levels of Q10 and could benefit from
About Q10 Pharma Nord
Each capsule of Q10 Pharma Nord contains coenzyme Q10 in a highly absorbable form, using a
patented palm oil based delivery system which is GMO free and generated from sustainable sources.
Pharma Nord use a special heat treating process to dissolve the Q10 in the palm oil which ensures a
high absorption rate. The gelatine capsules are dark in colour so as to protect the light sensitive Q10.
Why Pharma Nord Q10
- Manufactured to pharmaceutical standards
- Oil based formulation for optimum absorption
- Reference product for the International Coenzyme Q10 Association.
1 capsule per day, preferably with food and water. In case of doubts consult your physician or pharmacist.
Coenzyme Q10 is generally well tolerated, with no serious adverse effects reported in long term use. There are no known toxic effects, and coenzyme Q10 cannot be overdosed. Coenzyme Q10 is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.