What’s in Co-Q10?
Co-enzyme Q10, rice bran, hypromellose capsule shell.
Is Co-Q10 vegan?
Is there any published scientific evidence of a benefit for Co-Q10?
The UK’s Medicines and Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has classed Co-Q10 as a food supplement and not a medicinal product so the label cannot recommend it for any medical condition. There is however published evidence found here.
What is the recommended dose?
1 capsule daily.
Can Co-Q10 be taken by people with Diabetes?
Co-Q10 can be taken by those with diabetes.
What is the recommended age for taking Co-Q10?
Co-Q10 can be taken at the age of 18 and above.
Does Co-Q10 have to be taken with food?
No, but you can if you wish.
Can I take it if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, the safety of high dose co-Q10 in pregnancy and lactation has not been
What are the side effects of Co-Q10?
While most people tolerate coenzyme Q10 well, it can cause some mild side effects including stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It can cause allergic skin rashes in some people. It also might lower blood pressure, so check your blood pressure carefully if you have very low blood pressure.
Does Co-Q10 contain any artificial additives?
Only natural preservatives, colours and flavours are used.
What allergens does it contain?
It does not contain any of the 14 allergens which are listed by the EFSA.
Where are the products made?
Co-Q10 is made in England.
Are you sure the ingredients are genuine and free from contaminants?
Absolutely – the manufacturers have a long and strong history of quality assurance and compliance with international standards. They also do their own in-house analysis of each ingredient looking for purity and authenticity.
Are the supplements organic?
These are completely natural products but they are not organic.
Should I take Co-Q10 at a certain time of day?
No, Co-Q10 can be taken any time of day.
Can I take Co-Q10 with my usual supplements such as glucosamine, multivitamins and omega 3 etc?
Yes, you can take with any other supplement.
Storage. Do I have to keep Co-Q10 in the refrigerator?
Co-Q10 should be stored in a cool dry place. Storage in the refrigerator is acceptable.
Are there any concerns with taking Co-Q10 while I am on prescription medications?
There may be herb-drug interactions with Co-Q10 eg warfarin, blood pressure tablets and possibly chemotherapy. Check with your pharmacist before purchasing.
Can I take Co-Q10 before surgery?
Always check with your surgeon first.
How long will it take for me to feel the effects of the supplements?
Just as the effects of a healthy diet are long term and are seen over a lifetime, it is difficult to say when you would feel an observable effect from supplements. However, we do know that it is always important to maintain a balanced diet for good health.
Do I have to take Co-Q10 every day? Can I take every alternate day?
Yes, but it may be best to take everyday to get the desired effect.
If I cannot consume capsules, what are the other alternatives to taking Co-Q10?
You can open the capsule and pour the ingredients into your cold or warm food/drink.
Are the supplements kosher or halal?
Co-Q10 itself does not hold certification for halal and kosher diets. The rice bran holds certification for halal and kosher diets. Although the capsules alone are vegan and are suitable, they do not hold a religious certificate. The supplement collectively does not hold religious certification.