The following is a product review for Natural Factors Coenzyme Q10. A dietary supplement that the manufacturer says plays an important role to help maintain and/or support cardiovascular health, and is an important antioxidant for maintaining good health. Keep reading to learn if Natural Factors Coenzyme Q10 can be helpful to you.
- Coenzyme Q10 ubiquinone (microorganism) 30mg
- Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, capsule (gelatin, purified water).
The low amount of CoQ10 (30mg) in the supplement is much lower than other brands and way below the recommended 250mg per day dose and possibly below the therapeutic level required. The supplement lacks Bioperine, the key ingredient that enhances the absorption of CoQ10. The capsules are made from animal gelatin and therefore not intended for vegetarians nor vegans.
There were no instructions on the website regarding dosage. It didn’t state how many pills to take per day, when to take the pill, whether before or after food, or with or without water. We found the product label on Amazon where it stated to take 1-2 pills a day.
You cannot buy this supplement from the company website, but we found other sized bottles for sale on Amazon. The 30mg bottle was unavailable on Amazon, but a 60 count bottle of 100mg CoQ10 costs $15.27. Consult your physician before using this product if you’re taking any medications. Not for use by those under the age of 18, nor women that are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or nursing.
There was no mention of any form of guarantee nor return policy on the company website, but since you can’t purchase from the company website directly you will need to check the specific policies of the online retailer that you are buying from.
Conclusion – Natural Factors Coenzyme Q10
There were a couple of things we liked about Natural Factors Coenzyme Q10. We liked that the pills are in a softgel format and easy to swallow, and the information that there was on the website was clear and easy to read. We have a number of negative comments however. There were no instructions about dosage on the website which was surprising because we feel this is very basic information that anyone interested in potentially purchasing a supplement would want to know. The low amount of CoQ10 (30mg) in this specific supplement is much lower than other brands and way below the recommended 250mg per day dose and likely below the therapeutic level required. We suggest going with a higher dose. Even at a higher dose of 100mg, the price for 60 capsules seemed high at $15.27. Less expensive and better guaranteed supplements are out there. The supplement lacks Bioperine, the key ingredient that enhances the absorption of CoQ10. We are concerned that the absence of this key ingredient will make absorption of the CoQ10 more difficult and therefore render this whole supplement less beneficial. The capsules are made from animal gelatin and therefore not intended for vegetarians nor vegans. There was no explanation of desired outcomes or how long it would take to see those outcomes. The reviews we read were very mixed with many saying the supplement was not beneficial. For these reasons we are unable to recommend Natural Factors Coenzyme Q10 today.