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Wassen, Coenzyme Q10 + Vitamin E, 30 tablets

Product Code: WAS-CQJ030

Special Price £5.65

Regular Price: £5.95


Wassen Coenzyme Q10 + Vitamin E (Vegetarian)

Utilised in the release of energy

Designed to provide additional coenzyme Q10 for more efficient energy production on a cellular level, which may be useful for older people or anyone leading a busy lifestyle. This product provides 10 mg of coenzyme Q10 per tablet. Vitamin E has been included in this product, as it is believed to have a stimulating effect on coenzyme Q10 production. In addition, vitamin E exerts a protective antioxidant effect. (One-a-day tablets.)

Key Points and Benefits

* CoQ10 and vitamin E offer antioxidant protection against free radicals, the molecules that contribute to ill health and the ageing process.
* CoQ10 is involved in energy production at cell level. Cells are unable to function effectively without CoQ10.
* Natural production of CoQ10 declines with age so supplementing the diet can help maintain adequate levels.
* Very physically active people, like athletes, have a higher requirement for CoQ10 due to their increased metabolic rate, therefore a regular intake can be very helpful.

What is Coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vital catalyst in the provision of energy for all the body's cells. It is a redox component in the respiratory chain.

At least ten types of coenzyme Q have been recognised and accordingly designated coenzyme Q0 to coenzyme Q10. The variety of coenzyme Q identified in human tissue is coenzyme Q10. It is a vitamin-like substance found in all cells of the body. Concentrated deposits of this essential biochemical are to be found in the in heart muscle, nervous tissue and blood.

The identification of the involvement of CoQ10 in such a wide diversity of cells is indicative firstly of its importance and secondly of the two major roles in which it is involved: as an essential biochemical link in the formation of energy and as an antioxidant.

CoQ10 functions essentially in the transfer of oxygen and energy between the blood and body cells and between components of those cells (i.e. mitochondria). The cell is unable to function effectively without CoQ10 and when it is deficient the work rate of the cells is adversely affected.

CoQ10 is present in the diet, mainly from meats and oily fish, and it is also manufactured to a small degree within the body from the amino acid methionine but production declines as we age.

It is vital to maintain a continuous supply from a healthy, well balanced diet. Unfortunately today's busy lifestyle can make eating regular, nutritionally balanced meals difficult. A specially designed supplement, such as Coenzyme Q10 + vitamin E could help.

Who should take Coenzyme Q10 + vitamin E?

Particular groups of individuals are more likely to respond to supplementation.

~ Elderly

The processes of ageing affect the ability of the body to manufacture adequate amounts of a number of nutrients in order to maintain a healthy state. In addition the rate of degeneration of the metabolic system increases the rate of breakdown.

Intracellular levels of CoQ10 are reduced as a person grows older and its deficiency appears to be related to ageing effects. Studies indicate that some anti-ageing criteria improve significantly with an increased intake of CoQ10. One aspect of ageing, namely gum deterioration, may benefit by taking extra oral CoQ10. Also a lack of energy in older people may, in part, be connected with lower CoQ10 production in the body.

~ Athletes

Surprisingly, athletes are very similar to elderly populations in that the ability to manufacture adequate supplies of micronutrients in vivo becomes increasingly difficult. The rate of nutrient turnover due to vastly increased metabolic rates accelerates the requirement for a regular intake of Coenzyme Q10.

~ Those who often eat inadequate diets

Today's busy lifestyle, whilst a clich, is a problem for many. A healthy diet should form the basis of good nutrition. Unfortunately the modern lifestyle in which individuals work long hours, consume an inadequate diet, drink too much alcohol and smoke too many cigarettes and are affected by pollutants such as vehicle exhaust fumes is a major contributor to the development of deficiency states.

Each of these groups will also be influenced by the additional factors that affect the population as a whole. For example soil status, on which plant sources have been cultivated, farming practices e.g. how cattle which become meat sources have been raised and fed, food distribution and processing procedures and finally by cooking techniques.

What is important about Wassen CoQ10 + vitamin E?

As it is in a tablet form it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It provides an intake of 10mg for optimal body use, as the body simply excretes excess amounts. However, should someone wish to increase the intake to 30 mg (3 tabs/day) this would be fine.
Vitamin E has been included in this supplement, as it is believed to help with coenzyme Q10 production. In addition, coenzyme Q10 regenerates vitamin E making it more available to neutralise free radicals.

Nutrition Information:

Each one-a-day tablet provides %RDA USL
Vitamin E (30 i.u.) 22 mg 220% 800mg
Coenzyme Q10 10 mg - -

*Recommended Daily Allowance mg=milligram i.u. = international units

USL = Upper Safe Level for daily supplementation as recommended by the Health Food Manufacturers? Association (April 2003).

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Gluten, dairy, sucrose and yeast free.

Directions for Adults:

One tablet a day to be swallowed with liquid if required, after food. Ideally with breakfast or at lunch time. A regular intake is recommended.

If pregnant, breast feeding, taking medication or suffering from a medical condition, we recommend that you seek medical advice before taking this product.