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MishathePooh
14th May 2011, 11:59 PM
CoQ10 is a fatty molecule that is difficult to absorb. When you buy CoQ10, it is prudent to purchase a reduced form called "ubiquinol" or a form complexed with cyclodextrin. I believe this increases absorption up to 10x.

Reptigirl
15th May 2011, 04:41 AM
I might be wrong but someone told me taking it with some kind of oil (ex: fish oil) will increase the absorption... :confused:

MishathePooh
15th May 2011, 04:45 AM
Yes, anything that is a fatty molecule (including vitamins A, D, E, etc) will be better absorbed when taken with fat/oil.

waldor
15th May 2011, 02:55 PM
I've seen CoQ10 on the vitamin shelves at the store. What type of benefit does it give? I'm not familiar with it.

MishathePooh
16th May 2011, 12:33 AM
Wikipedia Entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coenzyme_Q10)

CoQ10 is part of the electron transport chain. It has antioxidant activity and production declines with age. Supplementation is important for heart health, and likely kidney and gum health as well. Can be helpful for migraines and cancer patients.

waldor
16th May 2011, 03:56 AM
Thanks for the info and link!

Brian M
16th May 2011, 12:25 PM
Hi

Would this one be better than the ordinary CO Q10.

http://www.puritan.com/ubiquinol-639/ubiquinol-50-mg-031624

penquite
16th May 2011, 01:56 PM
Hi

Would this one be better than the ordinary CO Q10.

http://www.puritan.com/ubiquinol-639/ubiquinol-50-mg-031624


Hi Brian
Holland and Barretts also do the 50mg. I have always given mine the tesco CO Q10 but may now try this instead.
All the best
Sue

gyoselyn
16th May 2011, 09:00 PM
Does anyone know if they (fish oil, vitamin E and coQ10) should be given together at once? Currently I've been giving corey fish oil in the morning with his meal and vit. e & coQ10 together at night with his meal. Thanks!

Brian M
17th May 2011, 02:54 PM
Hello Gemma

I give them a taurine capsule cut open and sprinkled over their food together with a general veggie vit tablet from Higher Nature with evening meal.

http://www.highernature.co.uk/ShowProductFamily.aspx?ProductFamilyID=300

All other supplements are given later ,purely because I keep them upstairs.:)

Brian M
17th May 2011, 03:26 PM
HI

Just ordered the Ubiquinol from Puritans Pride together with a top up of Omega 3 and have decided to give Lily and Rosie my stock of CQ 10 as they are the youngest and put Poppy and Daisy on the Ubiquinol when it arrives . Without the first post in this thread on 14 th May I would have been no wiser so it pays to read everything ,thank you .:)

MishathePooh
17th May 2011, 07:59 PM
Yes, the ubiquinol is a good form.

CoQ10, Vit E and fish oil should all be given together. Vit E helps prevent fatty acid oxidation of the fish oil. Fish oil helps the CoQ10 and E absorb well.

gyoselyn
18th May 2011, 10:58 PM
Now I know, thanks Brian and Mishathepooh! :thmbsup: