What is Co Q-10?
The following is a review of the dietary supplement Co Q-10. CoQ-10, as a dietary supplement, has come to prominence recently for the health benefits it can offer. The manufacturers of this health product claim that it is a natural antioxidant supporting cardiovascular health, as well as a healthy nervous system.
Coenzyme Q-10 (400 mg) – This substance is an antioxidant that protects cells, while also providing cells with energy.
Other ingredients are rice bran oil, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, and titanium dioxide color. Although this formula contains soy, it is free of starch, milk, gluten, wheat, yeast, fish, sodium, artificial flavors and sweeteners. In addition, the rice bran oil is useful as it helps with the absorption of CoQ10. A problematic ingredient is titanium dioxide color. This substance, which is used to whiten products such as plastics, paper, or toothpastes, comes with a safety concern, being linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Of greater concern is the dosage of CoQ10. 400 mg is excessive, as clinical studies have found that 250 mg of CoQ10 is the maximum dosage a person should be taking at a time. The maximum dose should not be exceeded.
The manufacturer suggests that one capsule be taken with a meal. No mention is made of whether the capsule should be taken in the morning or afternoon for optimal benefit. Either way, as mentioned before, the dosage of 400 mg exceeds the recommended maximum dose of CoQ10 per time.
What is the Cost?
A bottle containing 39 capsules is not available to buy on the manufacturer’s own website, but is available via various retailers. The price of this product does differ between retailers. For instance, Walgreens sells the bottle for $47.99. Rite Aid sells the same bottle for $45.99 and iHerb.com, for example, sells it for $35.10. No discounts are offered.
The manufacturers do not offer any guarantee on their product. This could be a concern for a consumer, possibly implying that the product is not as effective as claimed to be. There are no reviews of this product on the manufacturer’s own website. Reviews indicate how people have experienced a product, giving both the positives and the negatives. However, here this is lacking.
Our Final Review of Co Q-10
This supplement is produced using natural ingredients, with the aim of supporting heart health. It is furthermore freely available from various retailers, where the prices differ. What has emerged from our research, however, are some concerns. These include the lack of a guarantee from the manufacturer. However, our greatest concern is with the formula of this dietary supplement. The inclusion of titanium dioxide color is problematic. This, as mentioned above, may lead to some cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the dosage of 400 mg of CoQ10 per capsule exceeds the maximum dose: clinical studies have set this at 250 mg. This means that this supplement, even though not a drug, offers some serious risks in taking this supplement.