Sona COQ10 - Does It Work?-Review
What Is Sona COQ10?
Coenzyme Q10 has received lots of scientific attention thanks to how important it is. On a general level, cell energy production requires it. But it is also a powerful heart and brain ally, thanks to its ability to fight off oxidative stress. This means it can seek out and destroy free radicals which cause heart and brain cells to decline. Furthermore, it boosts circulation by lowering blood pressure. If you have an irregular heartbeat or are worried about potential strokes or mental decline, the single best supplement you can take is CoQ10. In fact, your doctor would prescribe it if you had a heart ailment.
Sona is the brand of CoQ10 we review today. It is marketed as particularly beneficial to you if you are taking statins or medication to lower cholesterol. Statins deplete your levels of this coenzyme, and it also naturally declines with age.
Ingredients & How It Works
- Coenzyme Q10
- Bulking agent (Rice bran oil)
- Beef gelatin - suspension agent
- Vegetable glycerol - a food additive
- Soy lecithin - emulsifier
- Titanium dioxide - colorant
CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals, which cause disease and aging. Almost every cell in the body contains CoQ10, with the cells in the heart and liver containing the greatest amounts. Here, you are getting 120mg with every capsule; this is below the medically recommended amount of 250 mg.
As beef gelatin is used, this isn’t a vegetarian-friendly option. Scientifically, the COQ10 is best delivered in vegan-friendly form. If you have a soy allergy you also need to be careful. The binders, fillers and additives in this formula also fall short of medical advice that any form of COQ10 you take should be free of these, and 100% pure.
Take one capsule daily, preferably with your main meal, or as directed by your health professional. Do not administer to children. If you are on any chronic medication, discuss taking this with your physician first.
One capsule a day is less than half the medically recommended daily dosage and therefore largely ineffective.
One bottle will cost you $30.63 on the product website. However, if you register on the website you can avail yourself of a 3 for 2 package deal. There is also an upper dollar limit to how much you can order as an international customer. Remember that you'll be making your way through a bottle much quicker at 2 capsules a day and not one.
Sona says they unconditionally guarantee all their products. If not satisfied, return it for an exchange, refund or credit. However, no more information than this is given, such as how long you have before you must return the product.
Our Review Summary Of Sona CoQ10
Sona is an Irish product GMP licensed by the Irish Medicines Board and is one of the most established producers of nutritional supplements in Ireland. It is evident that the researchers working on their formulations stay on top of clinical research to develop high quality, value-oriented products.
The manufacturer though doesn’t tell us if it is using ubiquinone or ubiquinol. The latter is the most bioavailable form in the body and when it comes to absorption, it really matters in the case of CoQ10. It is strange that despite being transparent about much else, the manufacturer has chosen not to disclose this. If you’re seeking the best value and want to know you’re getting the best form of this compound, it is worth your while switching to a manufacturer either telling you their source or revealing which other nutrients, such as vitamin E, makes the CoQ10 bioavailable in their product. If you want a product that fits medical criteria the best, it would be one with a 100% pure form of COQ10 that is free of binders and additives, is vegan-friendly and contains Bioperine.