Q-Gel® CoQ10 passes the dissolution test and provides optimum relative bioavailability as evidenced in human, animal and in-vitro studies. We have the proof in the clinical trials. There are a number of clever ways that advertisers of many other types of CoQ10 market their product to get you to believe that they have a highly bioavailable form of CoQ10. One of the most recent claims is for a chewable form of CoQ10, a “melt” product that claims it is the “fastest-absorbing” coenzyme Q10 product available.
Tishcon Corp. (the manufacturer of the Q-Gel® CoQ10 that we sell), tests many bioavailability enhanced CoQ10 products on the market for their dissolution and/or bioavailability – especially those that make claims that would seem to put them in the same category with Q-Gel® CoQ10. This “melt” product was specifically tested. And, yes their product is fast disintegrating***, (it is NOT fast dissolving — see below), but the CoQ10 in it is still insoluble.
***Disintegrating: This means that the tablet when chewed falls apart into tiny particles but the CoQ10 present is still in an insoluble form. The following quote is directly from a senior scientist at Tishcon Corp. about this CoQ10 “melt” product:
“We have tested the tablets and they show 0% dissolution. Fast acting means nothing. One needs to ask the manufacturer the following question: What is the percentage of dissolution and relative bioavailability of their product in humans? This fastest absorbing/disintegrating claim is simply a marketing gimmick. There will be many more like this in the years ahead. We at Tishcon Corp. will challenge them to produce the evidence thereby preventing them from getting away with false and misleading claims.”
The bottom line is that Q-Gel CoQ10 passes the dissolution test and provides optimum relative bioavailability as evidenced in both human and animal studies. We have the proof in the clinical trials. You'll have the proof every day when you use Q-Gel.
If you are tempted by the slick claims of other marketers of CoQ10 products, do yourself a favor and ask them for the proof (proof being published peer reviewed studies). We are more than happy to supply you with that proof for Q-Gel®. Just ask us.