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Unread 05-27-2010, 04:53 AM   #1
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Iím curious as to whether anyone has tried Puritanís Pride CoQ10 Softgels. I have read there are more pure forms of CoQ10, but Puritanís Pride seems to be one of the more reputable manufacturers whose supplements I can afford.

Is anyone here using Puritanís Pride CoQ10, and having a good experience with it? Anyone having a bad experience?

Are there any known dangers in taking 1200mg/day over the long term?
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Unread 05-27-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Turns out Puritan's Pride CoQ10 contains soy lecithin, which was likely processed with Hexane. Ugh. So maddening trying to figure out what to do. I want to begin a safe and healthy CoQ10 regimen, but I don't want to bankrupt my family in the process. If anyone has found a good balance between quality/safety and affordability, I would love to hear about it. I'll do some digging through past posts as well.
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Unread 05-27-2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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Hi mantaray

you may want to check www.iherb.com as they sell quality brand supplements at a much lower cost than most other places, very low shipping charge too

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Unread 05-27-2010, 09:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link, Chemar. Looks like iHerb has some healthier options while remaining affordable.

Generally speaking, I would still love to hear from anyone willing to share with a newbie his/her experiences with CoQ10 supplements. There's a mountain of info out there, even on this site! Would love to hear experiences and opinions, maybe "distilled down" a little bit for someone who's feeling very overwhelmed right now.

I'm recently diagnosed, and feeling scared and desperate as I write this. So, yeah... I guess I'm asking for a little hand-holding when it comes to this issue of supplements.
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Unread 05-27-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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I've been using the Puritan's Pride brand for awhile - a couple years at 2000 to 2400mg. It is the most reasonably priced supplement I could find. I have no noticeable improvement - good or bad - but using more for "neuroprotection" which is debatable. I try to space out over course of the day.

I didn't think about the Hexane issue though - its worth thinking about. I believe that Puritan's Pride is supposed to get their coq10 from Zymes/Kaneka but I don't think that is entirely accurate.

I really like Jarrow supplements after researching certifications, etc. However they are more expensive and don't make a 400mg pill.

"Older" folks are said to possibly need ubiquinol - the reduced form - but that is more expensive and in lower doses (not sure what direct correlation is).

I would be interested in 400mg pills that are affordable.
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Unread 05-27-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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Hi Both,

Welcome to the best informed forum on PD around. I honestly don't think many of us here take Ubiquinol; it is so expensive and the clinical trial results mixed at best. Many of us here tend to focus on anti-inflammatory actions of various herbals- please see the thread "What is your chosen therapy/alternative treatments" for a really good glimpse at what we we do use and why.

Also, for anyone interested in taking supplements, I highly recommend a subscription to Consumer Lab; they provide research reviews and test/rate various brands for many herbal and nutritional supplements. I don't like to recommend brands in an open forum but if you want to PM me, I will share.

I will post this from Consumer Lab on CoQ 10:

CoQ 10 is fat soluble and may be better absorbed when taken in an oil-based soft gel form rather than in a dry form such as tablets and capsules.1,81 Dividing the total daily dosage up into two or more separate doses may produce higher blood levels.

A finely ground up ("nanoparticular") form of the supplement appears to be much better absorbed than standard CoQ 10 products.86


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Unread 05-27-2010, 10:42 PM   #7
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Default good price ubiquinol

One of the better suppliers of high quality ubiquinol/CoQ10 derivative is Amazon. They carry Doctors Best Best Ubiquinol featuring Kaneka's QH for $24.50 for 60 capsules 100 mgs. A bit cheaper than iHerb.

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