CoQ10 (formally Q-Best 100)
Vendor: Thorne Research
Coenzyme Q10 functions as an intracellular antioxidant and is essential for the health of tissues and organs. It particularly benefits those cells that are the most metabolically active, including cells in the heart muscle. CoQ10 promotes normal cardiovascular function, enhances blood vessel function, and is an essential nutrient for cellular energy production Q-Best 100 is a proprietary formula of CoQ10. This formula has consistently demonstrated superior absorption over other forms of CoQ10, including dry powder, oil, nanoparticle, and liposomal preparations. In fact, Q-Best is absorbed nearly three times better than ubiquinol. And Q-Best contains no chemical additives or titanium dioxide.
All supplemental CoQ10 originates in a crystal (dry powder) form. However, the crystal form of CoQ10 is not well absorbed because the crystals do not fully dissolve in the intestines and the body has limited ability to absorb lipid crystals. When crystal CoQ10 is dissolved in a lipid-based delivery system, such as in oil-based softgels, liposomes, micelles, and nanoparticles, its absorption is improved. However, there is still partial crystallization in these preparations.
Q-Best provides CoQ10 in a in an optimally dissolved, lipid-based form, which allows greater absorption by the intestinal mucosa. This is accomplished by Q-Best's proprietary, tri-lipid delivery system. One lipid keeps the CoQ10 crystals dissolved at 10°C above body temperature; the second lipid keeps the CoQ10 crystals dissolved below body temperature; and the third lipid acts as a carrier molecule to facilitate absorption. Clinical trials demonstrate Q-Best's superior absorption over dried powder preparations. In addition, a plasma CoQ10 bioavailability study found the absorption of Q-Best to be vastly greater than other forms of CoQ10, including oil suspension, nanoparticle, and liposomal preparations. This is why Thorne believes Q-Best is the best CoQ10 formula available today.