Bioclinic Naturals CoQ10 - Does It Work?-Review
What Is Bioclinic Naturals CoQ10?
You lose this important coenzyme after the age of about 45. We lose a lot, so why the startling tone? Perhaps the next sentence will serve as a correlation: From about the age of 45 and 50 onwards, there is a radical decline in heart and brain health, leading to a spike in coronary interventions required, the onset of strokes and also brain degenerative issues including but not limited to memory loss and slower cognition. As you may have worked out by now, CoQ10 is a compound that lowers blood pressure, combats oxidative stress (aging), helps cells to release energy and stops them from degenerating. Most research has focused on the benefits for heart and brain, as this is where it is most obvious.
Today we review a CoQ10 supplement by Bioclinic Naturals. It is designed to deliver a high dose of CoQ10 so that if you’re receiving statin drugs, which notably depletes your supply of this coenzyme, you can replenish it. It is designed as a boost to heart health, to fight aging muscles and cells, and to slow down the degeneration of brain function.
Ingredients & How It Works
- Coenzyme Q10 (Microorganism)
- Bulking agent
- Vegetable glycerol
- Vitamin E
Vitamin E increases the absorption of coenzyme Q10. That is a good start although the compound Bioperine is absent. The latter is the compound found by researchers to aid bioabsorption the most, with leading medical experts agreeing on the matter. The Vitamin E though will boost the antioxidant properties.
It is not clear if this supplement contains the ubiquinol or ubiquinone form of the compound, with the latter being more readily accessible in the body. But most importantly, it is also not clear if the COQ10 contained is 100% pure, which is a medical requirement. The glycerol is the humectant or additive while the bulking agent is rice bran oil. Medical requirements are that there must not be any of these extra additives as it compromises the working and efficacy of the COQ10. Because the suspensive agent is gelatin this also means another research requirement has not been met, namely that the COQ10 must be delivered in vegan form.
Take 1 softgel per day, preferably with a meal. Only for adults. CoQ10 resembles vitamin K structurally, so a potential interaction is possible if you’re taking the anticoagulant Coumadin. The tablet may cause nausea. Consult a doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
You are getting 200mg in one capsule which is short of the medically advised 250mg you should be getting. Too low below the 250mg dose is ineffective, say the experts.
We were unable to ascertain a cost because this product is meant to be available on prescription only. You should only be able to get it from a doctor or pharmacist. This is probably because specific interactions with other drugs can occur due to the way the CoQ10 has been sourced.
There is no guarantee or stated returns policy because Bioclinic Naturals sells their products to doctors only. Your doctor would, therefore, have to tell you what your recourse is should she or he prescribe it and you happen to feel you have not benefited from taking the tablets.
Our Review Summary Of Bioclinic Naturals CoQ10
The capsules contain no artificial colors, preservatives, or sweeteners; or dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs (however they do contain additives). This is important as the last thing you need in a medication designed to help stem heart attacks and strokes is the addition of byproducts that could cause any other adverse effects. Some form of CoQ10 contain soy residue, so it is heartening that this allergen is absent. But it is not free from all additives and binders as required.
The COQ10 is not stated as being 100% pure, is not in a vegan-friendly format and does not contain Bioperine. So notwithstanding that you can only purchase this through a doctor, it is not a superior product.