Landmark study proves mitochondrial uptake of supplemental Coenzyme Q10 (Q-Gel®) in the heart and brain.
A study published in the peer reviewed Journal “Free Radical Biology and Medicine”, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp 627-638, 2002, titled, "Effects of Coenzyme Q10 Administration on its Tissue Concentrations, Mitochondrial Oxidant Generation, and Oxidative Stress in the Rat” by Dr. Rajindar S. Sohal, and his colleagues, is the only reported study clearly showing uptake of supplemental CoQ10 into mitochondria of liver, kidney, heart, skeletal muscle and brain of rat. Furthermore, data from this study supports the beneficial antioxidative role of dietary CoQ10 supplementation.
The study was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging.
Contact: Dr. Rajindar S. Sohal, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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