Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is an essential component of cells necessary for mitochondrial energy production, and for the support of healthy cardiovascular and immune system function.* Three healthy female volunteers 32 to 51 years old participated in a clinical trial to study the bioavailability of CoQ10 Softgels, a dietary supplement by NOW® (item # 3208). Serum CoQ10 was measured at baseline, and 2, 4, 6 and 8 hours following oral administration of 1 softgel providing 100 mg of CoQ10.
Average coQ10 level peaked two hours following supplementation, reaching 18% above baseline levels. The average coQ10 returned to the baseline level 8 hours post-supplementation. The study confirms the bioavailability of dietary supplement CoQ10 Softgels by NOW®.
Average serum coQ10 level following single oral administration of CoQ10 100 mg Softgels (NOW®, product # 3208) in healthy female volunteers.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.