Vegan Coenzyme Q10
Vegan Coenzyme Q10 (Sublingual)
- Affordable and potent
- Vegan Society Certified
DEVA Nutrition delivers high quality, potency, and affordability in one bottle. Our 100% Vegan Coenzyme Q10 is in a convenient sublingual form; absorption is increased through the thin skin and rich blood supply of the mucous membranes in the mouth.i Oral forms of Coenzyme Q10, such as chewables, tablets, capsules, and liquids must first pass by stomach acid and breakdown of the supplement prior to reaching its intended target.*
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring fat-soluble co-enzyme with vitamin-like actions, that concentrates in the heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, skeletal muscles, and thyroid gland.ii CoQ10 has two important functions: production of energy inside the mitochondria, the "powerhouse" of cells, and as a potent antioxidant. All muscles require normal mitochondrial function; however the heart, which never rests, relies heavily upon proper energy production. Antioxidants are a self-protective mechanism,iii destroying free radicals and preventing damage to critical cell components.iv CoQ10 may also strengthen cell membranes,v and enhance immunity.vi Amounts decrease with age,vii and supplementation with CoQ10 may reduce signs of skin aging, and may also influence other age-related changes.viii CoQ10 is being studied as a possible protective agent to prevent and/or treat diseases of nerve dysfunction.ix *
Numerous medical studies have been conducted concerning CoQ10's role in health. While only a few studies have reached clear-cut conclusions, primary research has demonstrated promising results from the use of CoQ10 in the treatment, and possible prevention, of various diseases. In studies of people with severe chronic heart failure, researchers found that medication, along with micronutrients including CoQ10, helped to improve and restore heart function.x One study found that breast cancer patients on chemotherapy who took CoQ10 had a better prognosis.xi Further studies are needed to determine if CoQ10 may help in: age-related macular degeneration, chronic fatigue syndrome, kidney failure, migraine headaches, and periodontal disease.*
DEVA Coenzyme Q10 is 100% vegan, vegetarian. In order to provide peace-of-mind to our consumers, our products have been certified as 100% Vegan by the non-profit Vegan Society. This non-profit organization, which first coined the phrase "vegan," has a strict and detailed registration process for vegan products.
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Coenzyme Q10||50 mg||*|
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ii Zheng A et al. Influence of CoQ10 on autonomic nervous activity and energy metabolism during exercise in healthy subjects. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2008 Aug;54(4):286-90. PMID: 18797149.
iii Menke T et al. Antioxidant level and redox status of coenzyme Q10 in the plasma and blood cells of children with diabetes mellitus type 1. Pediatr Diabetes. 2008 Dec;9(6):540-5. Epub 2008 Aug 7. PMID: 18694454.
iv Coenzyme Q10 (PDQ). National Cancer Institute. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/coenzymeQ10/healthprofessional/allpages Accessed February 21, 2009.
v Zheng A et al. Influence of CoQ10, PMID: 18797149.
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vii Zheng A et al. Influence of CoQ10, PMID: 18797149.
viii Puizina-Ivic N. Skin aging. Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Panonica Adriat. 2008 Jun;17(2):47-54. PMID: 18709289.
ix Chaturvedi RK et al. Mitochondrial approaches for neuroprotection. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008 Dec;1147:395-412. PMID: 19076459.
x Harinstein ME et al. Normalization of ejection fraction and resolution of symptoms in chronic severe heart failure is possible with modern medical therapy: clinical observations in 11 patients. Am J Ther. 2008 May-Jun;15(3):206-13. PMID: 18496257.
xi Premkumar VG et al. Anti-angiogenic potential of CoenzymeQ10, riboflavin and niacin in breast cancer patients undergoing tamoxifen therapy. Vascul Pharmacol. 2008 Apr-Jun;48(4-6):191-201. Epub 2008 Mar 5. PMID: 18407793.
xii Stamelou M et al. Short-term effects of coenzyme Q10 in progressive supranuclear palsy: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Mov Disord. 2008 May 15;23(7):942-9. PMID: 18464278.
xiii Coenzyme Q10. Mayo Clinic. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coenzyme-q10/NS_patient-coenzymeq10 Accessed February 21, 2009.