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Co-Enzyme Q10

An essential energising antioxidant, responsible for keeping cells alive. Co-enzyme Q10 deficiency results in heart damage, reduced brain function and cell death. Co-enzyme Q10 should be taken by everybody over 30 years of age. The new oil soluble co-enzyme Q10 is 30% better absorbed than conventional co-enzyme Q10.

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Product Indications

Co-enzyme Q10 helps to maintain and support cardiovascular health. Co-enzyme Q10 helps to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches and associated nausea and vomiting when taken as a prophylactic. Co-enzyme Q10 is an antioxidant important for the maintenance of good health. Recommended for individuals using “statin” cholesterol medicines to prevent co-enzyme Q10 deficiency.

Product Composition

Each licap contains:

Co-enzyme Q10 80mg

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose), meduim chain triglycerides, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, soybean lecithin.

Allergen: Soy

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Co-enzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like compound present in virtually all cells and in especially high concentrations in the heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas. Its primary functions seem to include activity as an antioxidant, a membrane stabiliser, and as a cofactor in many metabolic pathways, particularly in the production of the energy rich molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in oxidative respiration.

Dosage Directions

Adults: Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals. Children generally don’t require co-enzyme Q10 supplementation, but can take half the adult dose if needed.

Product Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider.

Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

Side Effects

Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, appetite suppression, heartburn and stomach cramps. Allergic rash has been reported.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Antihypertensive medication: Co-enzyme Q10 can decrease blood pressure and might have additive blood pressure lowering effects when used with antihypertensive medications, use with caution.

Chemotherapy: Preliminary evidence suggests that inhibition of co-enzyme Q10 dependent enzymes and decreased co-enzyme Q10 synthesis in the heart might contribute to the cardiotoxicity caused by doxorubicin. Theoretically, taking co-enzyme Q-10 supplements might prevent this toxicity. But there is also concern that co-enzyme Q10 might lower effectiveness of doxorubicin. Co-enzyme Q10 does not seem to significantly alter the pharmacokinetics of doxorubicin.

Warfarin: Concomitant use might reduce the anticoagulation effects of warfarin. Coenzyme Q10 is chemically similar to menaquinone and might have vitamin K-like procoagulant effects. Closely monitor individuals taking warfarin and coenzyme Q10. Dose adjustment may be necessary.

Interactions with Diseases or Conditions:

Hypotension, hypertension: Co-enzyme Q10 might lower blood pressure. It can have additive effects with medications used for hypertension,; use with caution.

Smoking: Cigarette smoking depletes body stores of co-enzyme Q10 .

Surgery: Co-enzyme Q10 might affect blood pressure. Theoretically, co-enzyme Q10 might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgical procedures. Patients are advised to discontinue co-enzyme Q10 at least 2-weeks before elective surgical procedures.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

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