Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium
[Questions & Answers]
I have read that coenzyme Q10 is required for energy production in the body. How would taking your product Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium-benefit me?
Coenzyme Q10 is a substance, which is essential for the production of energy on a cellular level.
It would appear that with advancing age our ability to produce coenzyme Q10 may become compromised. This may particularly affect those areas of physiology that have high-energy requirements, such as the cardiovascular system, the immune system and the liver. By taking a food supplement providing coenzyme Q10, levels of this important enzyme can easily be safeguarded.
Those with a demanding life, convalescents and the elderly may particularly benefit from taking coenzyme Q10 in food supplement form either long-term or periodically.
What exactly is coenyzme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 is a substance naturally produced by the body, but is also contained in all plant and animal foods. This coenzyme is also known as ubiquinone.
Coenzyme Q10 is an essential component of the body's process that makes the energy molecule, also known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP), from the food we eat. If coenzyme Q10 levels are compromised so is the ability of the body to make energy. All body processes depend on energy and so, ultimately, does good health.
CoenzymeQ10 has also been shown to possess antioxidant properties.
Why have you combined coenzyme Q10 with magnesium?
Both coenzyme Q10 and the mineral magnesium are key nutrients in the production process that yields the energy molecule, known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
It would appear that requirements for both these nutrient substances are increased when physical and mental demands are high. In addition, government surveys indicate that magnesium intakes from dietary sources are less then ideal in the UK.
For whom has Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium been formulated?
It has been formulated specially for those with high mental and physical demands. This may include those who regularly practise sports, have long work schedules or very physically demanding jobs.
I have read that coenzyme Q10 and magnesium are good for cardiovascular health and immunity. Could you give me further information on this?
The cardiovascular system, in order to work efficiently, has a great requirement for energy. Should this energy supply be compromised for any reason the function of this system may be compromised on various levels affecting the heart muscle itself as well as arterial function.
Other high energy dependent systems, organs and tissues may also benefit from ensuring that sufficient coenzyme Q10 and magnesium are available on a daily basis. This includes the cardiovascular and immune systems and the liver for example.
I have read that coenzyme Q10 may be helpful for periodontal disease. Is this true?
Studies suggest that coenzyme Q10 levels of the gingiva may be on the low side in those who suffer from periodontal disease and that coenzyme Q10 supplementation has helped to reverse this deficiency. To date it has not been shown unequivocally that coenzyme Q10 helps periodontal disease, but may as part of a more comprehensive treatment programme have a part to play with the general healing process of tissues including gum tissue.
Can I take Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium with my medication?
Anyone taking any medication should check with their doctor or pharmacist prior to taking any food supplements. It is not possible for us at Wassen International to give general advice regarding the combination of our products with medication. Those on warfarin or other anti-coagulant medication should consult their doctor prior to taking Coenzyme Q10 supplements.
Can I take Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium if I am planning pregnancy, if I am pregnant or breast-feeding?
Whilst all ingredients found in CoenzymeQ10 + Magnesium are deemed safe for food supplements, which are classed as a food, we always recommend that those planning pregnancy, who are pregnant or breast-feeding consult their doctor prior to taking any food supplements.
Whilst coenzyme Q10 is a natural substance produced by the body, it has not yet been tested during pregnancy as a food supplement. We would therefore advise against taking this product during this time of life, unless specifically advised by a medical professional.
Can I take Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium with a vitamin and mineral supplement?
If you are taking other food supplements please ensure that the daily maximum safety limit for the active ingredients of the products is not exceeded.
When is the best time to take Coenzyme Q10+Magnesium?
As coenzyme Q10 may have a stimulating effect, the best time to take this product is in the morning with breakfast or at midday with lunch. It is important to take coenzymeQ10 with food, especially containing some oil or fat, in order to enhance the absorption of this enzyme.
Can I take Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium on a long-term basis?
This product is formulated to be taken on a long-term basis.
How soon will I notice a difference?
The benefits of coenzyme Q10 can usually be noted quite quickly, but like many food supplements it may sometimes take 4-8 weeks before a difference is noted.
What are the likely side-effects of taking this product?
Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium is usually very well tolerated. As with any food, there is always a possibility that individuals may have a sensitivity to one or more ingredients contained in the product. We always recommend that in the event of any unusual symptoms being noted upon taking our products they should be discontinued and if necessary a doctor consulted to rule out any other cause for the symptoms.
This product is best taken in the morning or lunchtime as it may have a stimulating effect on sensitive individuals and therefore affect sleep. Transient nausea has been reported as a side-effect of taking coenzyme Q10, however, it would appear that this is rare and may well be ameliorated if the product is taken with food.
Is CoenzymeQ10 + Magnesium suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, this product is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
Is Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium suitable for me, as I am on a yeast-free diet?
Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium is completely free from yeast, so should not be a problem.
I am allergic to gluten. Can I take Coenzyme Q10+Magnesium?
Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium is completely gluten-free and suitable for coeliacs.
I am allergic to dairy products, can I still take Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium?
Coenzyme Q10 + Magnesium is completely free from ingredients sourced from dairy milk products.
Which are good food sources of coenzyme Q10 and magnesium?
Coenzyme Q10: Mackerel, sardines and spinach are particularly good food sources of coenzyme Q10, but it can be found in most foods at varying levels.
Magnesium: Millet, whole grains, nuts, seeds, green vegetables