Vimerson Health COQ10 Ubiquinone Review
If you haven’t heard of coenzyme COQ10 you’re not alone, as it is a relative newcomer on the scientific nutrient scene. It was only discovered in 1957, and has since been studied and lauded for its ability to help manage heart and vascular diseases, degenerative diseases to do with age such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and diseases affected by compromised immunity such as HIV/Aids. Specifically, this important vitamin-like nutrient helps cells release energy so that every organ in the body can work as it should. This review shifts the spotlight specifically to the supplement COQ10 Ubiquinone as manufactured by Vimerson.
It is mostly found in the pancreas, liver and kidneys. COQ10 production slows with age, which is why it is important to supplement it. Vimerson says their product will help to support healthy brain function and digestion, increase cell energy, promote skin health, help keep blood pressure stable and promote strong heart muscle.
- Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) – 200 mg.
- Rice bran
- Vegetable cellulose
Despite their only being three ingredients and the latter two being used to make the capsule, there is a lot than can be gleaned. The 200 mg dose is an above average one. In our research we have mostly found doses of 100 mg, with 250 mg being the highest availability.
Ubiquinol is touted by some manufacturers as being superior as that is the form found in the body, but experts say there is no real benefit. What matters, they say, is the stability of the preparation and the bioavailability of the coenzyme so it can be absorbed. In order to be absorbed, it should be in non-crystal or powder form. This can be achieved best in the ubiquinone extraction, dissolved in vegetable oil or similar product and dispensed in a soft gel form. This preparation does indeed appear to be more stable, and therefore more readily absorbable, than many others.
Take 1 capsule daily 30 minutes before meals with a full glass of water. It is safe to use if you are 18 or older. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, first consult your doctor. Also do so if you are taking other supplements or are already receiving treatment for a mitochondrial-related disease, for example. Do not overdose, as you could develop low blood pressure – advise your medical practitioner if you are on medication and wish to take COQ10 as well.
If you do not take COQ10 with meals it hinders absorption so make sure to do so. The average human ingests about 5 mg to 10 mg COQ10 daily, so a 100 mg supplement makes a difference. Getting 200 mg extra makes a discernible difference, as studies have shown that more COQ10 is definitely better than less. Athletes who took more showed improved oxidation and lung capacity, for example.
30 Capsules retail for $19.30 on the product website. It does not seem to be available in bigger quantities. As far as pricing goes, this is good. It is in the cost-effective bracket for this supplement, thanks to the fact that a single serving contains 200 mg.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects are. They could include nausea, loss of appetite and stomach upset problems, but symptoms should never be severe. Stop using the supplement if the side effects do not clear up. Chemotherapy drugs may have less of an effect due to COQ10 as well.
A 30-day returns policy applies. You can get a full refund should you not be able to feel the improved health effects.
What effects exactly should you be able to feel? Our research shows that you should have more energy and be less lethargic. You should possibly also feel more alert mentally. If you have a heart condition, you should be able to feel your heart labour less and to see your blood pressure go down to in the normal range.
Vimerson Health COQ10 Ubiquinone – The Bottom Line
As this is one of the few COQ10 supplements with the higher 200 mg dosage at a cost effective price and which is backed by a guarantee, it gets out vote. The addition of vitamin E would have made the anti-aging effects of the COQ10 more potent, but in all likelihood would have pushed up the price too.
We believe that in this dose, the product will fulfill its product claims. Note though that the effects will be different for everyone, as it depends on your existing health, and which medications you may already be taking. Statins, for example, suppress the working of COQ10 so you would need an even higher dose, but you must clear this medically. We found the highest available dose to be 250 mg so that is an option to consider if you are over 60 and taking statins.