Healthy Origins® Co-Q-10 Gels (also called Ubiquinone) is a naturally occurring substance that facilitates the production of cellular energy. In every cell in your body, there are small “engines” called mitochondria. Ninety-five percent of the total energy created within the body comes from these mitochondria, and none of it can take place without CoQ10. Our 100% natural (trans-isomer) CoEnzyme Q 10 is produced through a yeast fermentation process and is pharmaceutical grade, the highest quality available. Kaneka Q10™ is manufactured either in Japan or in Pasadena, Texas (the only COQ10 raw material made in the USA).
Extensive research shows that CoQ10 should be considered a cornerstone of any comprehensive individual nutrition program whether an individual is young or old, healthy or not so healthy. However, all CoQ10 is not created equal. There are both natural and synthetic varieties of the ingredient. Natural CoQ10 (trans-isomer) is preferred because it is fermented from yeast and is identical to our body’s own CoQ10 and better assimilated. Also, research studies on the health benefits of CoQ10 have been conducted with the trans-isomer form. Synthetic CoQ10 (CIS form) is chemically processed using tobacco and while is cheaper, is considered to be impure and difficult to absorb.