Coenzyme Q10 for Cardiovascular Support
Citrus-Q10™ 300, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, supplies naturally fermented
coenzyme Q10 in a great tasting, natural citrus flavored fast dissolving tablet.
Citrus-Q10 300 contains no sugar, artificial colors or flavors and is suitable
Coenzyme Q10 (or ubiquinone) is an important rate-limiting nutrient that is a
cofactor in the mitochondrial electron transport chain, the biochemical pathway
in cellular respiration from which adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and metabolic
energy is derived. Since nearly all cellular activities are dependent upon
energy, coenzyme Q10 is essential for the health of all human tissues and
Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally-occurring antioxidant nutrient which retards free
radical formation in biological systems. Coenzyme Q10 resembles vitamin E and
vitamin K in chemical structure. Biochemically, it functions much like vitamin E
in that it participates in certain antioxidant and free radical reactions.
Healthy humans who consume a well-balanced diet have the ability to synthesize
coenzyme Q10. Unhealthy individuals, those on lipid lowering drugs and those
consuming an inadequate diet may not synthesize coenzyme Q10 in sufficient
quantity. According to Dr. Karl Folkers and other experts, humans can
biosynthesize coenzyme Q10 from tyrosine or phenylalanine and mevalonic acid,
which are small molecules abundant in the body. This is a complex biochemical
process that requires 15 separate steps and many enzymes, coenzymes, vitamins
and minerals. Only by such a process can the respiratory chain receive proper
levels of coenzyme Q10.
Thus, the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10 in the human body requires a good diet –
one that is high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrient factors. It has been
shown by the NHANES studies that many Americans do not have an adequate diet.
Rather, their intake of most water soluble vitamins, vitamin A and some minerals
and trace elements is insufficient. Many of these nutrients are essential for
the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10. In addition, it has been shown that in disease
states, nutrients from food sources may not necessarily be absorbed or
available. According to some experts, coenzyme Q10 should be considered an
essential nutrient, as it is well established that coenzyme Q10 is essential for
the health of every cell in the human body.
Numerous studies indicate coenzyme Q10 also plays an important role in the
maintenance of the entire cardiovascular system. Supplementation with coenzyme
Q10 in patients has shown to be useful for the maintenance of already healthy
blood pressure. Coenzyme Q10 is also important for the maintenance of blood
vessels and heart muscle function. In addition, people taking statin drugs can
develop deficiencies in coenzyme Q10 and may require supplementation.
Citrus-Q10 300 may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals whose coenzyme
Q10 requirements are not met through biosynthesis of the molecule.
Each Tablet Contains:
Natural Coenzyme Q10 ............................. 300 mg
Other ingredients: Mannitol, cellulose, povidone, citric acid, natural
lemon/lime flavor, silica, vegetable stearate, natural orange flavor and
This product contains NO yeast, wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn,
sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool,
dry place. (59?-77?F/15?-25?C) (35-65% relative humidity) Tamper resistant
package, do not use
if outer seal is missing.
SUGGESTED USE: Adults take 1-4 tablets daily or as directed by your health care
professional. Allow tablet to dissolve in mouth and swallow. Not a sublingual
SIDE EFFECTS: No adverse side effects reported.
STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach
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