Written by Rita C. Hartman on August 28, 2018
bottle of Optimum Nutrition CoQ10

Optimum Nutrition CoQ10 - Does It Work?-Review

What is Optimum Nutrition CoQ10?

The subject of this review is for a product called Optimum Nutrition CoQ10. The manufacturer states that Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) plays an important role in energy production. That is why the manufacturer claims that this product can help support the heart health and cellular energy production of active adults. Find out more about the ingredient in Optimum Nutrition CoQ10 and how it works by reading our full review below.

Ingredients & How It Works

Optimum Nutrition CoQ10 contains one main active ingredient, namely, Coenzyme Q10. The product does unfortunately contain soy. This product lacks BioPerine which would help improve the absorption of CoQ10 as well as improve the bioavailability of the product. Without this essential ingredient, the product may be less effective in comparison with other CoQ10 products.

Daily Serving

It is recommended by the manufacturer that users take one softgel per day with a meal. These instructions may leave users in doubt as it does not specify the best time of day the product should be taken. It can make a big difference when taking it in the morning or in the evening. Furthermore, each capsule only contains 100 mg product. The safe, clinically proven, recommended dosage is 250 mg per day. This product will not be as effective as other products that contain the correct dosage per day.

The Cost

The product can be purchased from the manufacturer's website. A single bottle of 150 softgels will cost $31.99. This is quite a low price in comparison with other products that serve the same purpose. It may indicate low quality ingredients. Nonetheless, the manufacturer does not provide the customer with discounts or bulk packages.


The manufacturer does offer a money-back guarantee. The return time is 30-days and a return will only be issued if 75% of the product is unused. This is a very weak return policy. First time users will not be able to test the product properly before being able to see a difference. Lack of a solid money-back guarantee may indicate that the manufacturer is not confident in their product or because they know the product is not effective.

Our Review Summary Of Optimum Nutrition CoQ10

We have found a few things that we like about Optimum Nutrition CoQ10. The product comes in easy to swallow softgels.

Unfortunately, we have found many more things we do not like about the product. First of all, the product does not contain BioPerine. This would help improve absorption as well as bioavailability. Following this is the fact that the concentration of CoQ10 is much too little to be effective. Users will not be seeing positive results very soon. On top of this, the manufacturer does not offer a strong money-back guarantee that allows customers to test the product and return it for a full refund if it fails to deliver positive results. The product does not seem to be very effective in comparison with other products. Customers will be better of choosing an alternative product. We do not recommend Optimum Nutrition CoQ10.

Well researched reviews, from the experts at Research & You.