U.K. Consumer survey: 98% recommend Pharma Nord Q10

Over 1200 people have returned special insert cards from their packs of coenzyme Q10 or visited U.K. website to leave feedback. It makes a compelling read. 98% recommend Pharma Nord Q10 for heart, energy and statins.

Boosting energy: 52%
52% of Pharma Nord Q10 users said they chose the product for energy. The vitamin-like substance is the 'spark plug' responsible for energy production in over 100 trillion cells, and contributes to ninety-five per cent of the body's daily energy output. Many people seek to improve their appetite for activity and recovery from exercise, and this makes coenzyme Q10 a popular choice.

Heart support, backed by research: 42%
42% of respondents said that they maintain a healthy heart using Bio-Quinone and BioActive Q10. This comes as no surprise, given that heart muscle cells consume huge volumes of coenzyme Q10, yet the body synthesises less as we age. Low levels of coQ10 have been found in tissue samples taken from heart failure patients.

Pharma Nord's Bio-Quinone Q10 has featured in several heart health studies, the most recent of which being KiSel-10. This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial took place over 5 years using healthy older adults taking two 100mg Bio-Quinone GOLD capsules plus 200µg SelenoPrecise organic selenium daily, or placebo. The results from the treatment group demonstrated a 54% reduction in cardiovascular deaths and an improvement in heart ejection fraction, as well as reduced levels of a key heart stress marker.

To support its role in heart health, Bio-Quinone Q10 is also available in other countries as a licenced medicine for heart failure.

Fighting statin side-effects: 29%
Perhaps the most interesting result uncovered by the Danish supplement manufacturer is that twentynine per cent of their Q10 consumers take it to counteract statin side effects. A recent paper from Kentucky University, USA, published in Angiology, revealed that more than one in ten statin users suffer from muscle pain and weakness, sometimes labelled statin myopathy. Researchers declared that this is a
“significant problem” that is given “no emphasis” by clinical investigators.

A 2007 study in the American Journal of Cardiology suggests that a Q10 supplement may alleviate some symptoms of statin myopathy. The understanding is that as cholesterol-lowering drugs effectively block the synthesis of LDL cholesterol, they simultaneously disrupt the body's endogenous production of coenzyme Q10, which should be abundant in the liver, heart and skeletal muscles. Muscle energy
metabolism, if impaired, may lead to the development of myopathy and the fatigue symptoms often described by statin users.

Further support for this link between diminished Q10 levels and statin use can be seen in Canada, where it is a legal requirement for statin drugs to carry a precautionary warning about coQ10 depletion.

A proven formula
Pharma Nord's Q10 range has been sold throughout Europe for over 20 years and has featured in over 80 clinical trials, thanks to its high bio-availability and safety record. The patented oil-based preparation ensures that all the Q10 crystals are dissolved small enough to be taken up by the body. Pharmaceutical standard manufacturing and blister-packaging ensure that the product is consistent, active and good enough to go into hospitals.

Given that many people choose to take only small amounts of Pharma Nord Q10 for 'health maintenance' purposes, a staggering eighty-four per cent said they were able to feel the difference. Perceived effectiveness was felt within four to six weeks for most users.

The number one choice from the range was Bio-Quinone Q10 GOLD 100mg, followed closely by BioActive Q10 Ubiquinol 100mg, which is the 'reduced' form of the nutrient, shown to be better absorbed by older people.

Pharma Nord Managing Director, Bent Henriksen OBE, 74, Bent Henriksenhas recently used his Q10 to help him summit Mount Elbrus (5612m) in Russia. “I have personally experienced the benefits of our Q10 and worked with many health professionals who have seen the effects for themselves. We will continue to support consumers, health food shops, pharmacies and practitioners to ensure they choose the most effective products that make a real difference.”

Survey Results: High praise for Pharma Nord Q10

How many participated? 1287 men and women (aged 19 to 101 years)
How many recommend it? 98%
Energy benefits: 52%
Heart benefits: 42%
Statin Users: 29%
How many felt the effects? 84%
Most popular preparation: Bio-Quinone Q10 GOLD 100mg 150 caps
Recommended by a friend or medical professional 29%
January 2013