Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 2:48 am: || |
Hello from the UK
Could anyone help me with this one please:
I bought CoQ10 for the first time, unfortunately at the same time I bought Quaker Porridge Oats - what a mistake, so they're out of the door; but now I can't be sure that the CoQ10 is ok as I'm not feeling too good due to the Quaker Oats.
CoQ10+vit E in tablet form from Wassen Nutrition;
Ingedients: Dicalcium phosphate, Vit E Prep (DL-Alhpa Tocopheryl Acetate, Silicon DIoxide), Microcystalline cellulose, Coating: (HydroxypropylMethylCellulose,Colours: (Titanium dioxide, Iron Oxides), Purified Talc), STearic ACid, SIlicon Dioxide, Coenzyme Q10, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium STearate.
I think it migth be OK but would like your experienced views on it.
GREAT website by the way. One day when I can concentrate for a bit longer I'll post my story.
|Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 12:55 pm: || |
It might work, though I am sceptical about all the binders and fillers. Try it together with fatty food. Or buy capsules with a Q10 liquid solution inside and avoid the gelatin in the capsule.
|Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 5:33 pm: || |
Beyond-A-Century sells straight CoQ10 in a powder form and you may want to go that route versus the one you have with all the fillers in it. You'd have to take the powder with a fat/oil of some sort as that is best way for it to assimilate properly.
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009 - 11:58 pm: || |
I've been trying to source the powder form here in the UK, but it seems it's only available in the US (with limited shipping at quite a cost).
I'll go for the capsules and only use the content as suggested.
Stevia is another product I can't find in the UK; apparantly it's illegal to sell it here unless it's for medicinal use. I have found a web based shop where they sell it with the explicit warning 'not for oral use' but currently they have sold out.
|Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 5:56 am: || |
Do you know why Stevia is illegal in the UK?
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 11:34 am: || |
It's not considered safe as a food or food supplement (in UK and rest of EU)
Interestingly I also learned that Stevia is widely used by the big companies like Coca Cola as a sweetener for their diet products in Japan as aspartame is illegal over there...
What a strange world we live in.
|Posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 - 2:27 am: || |
Yes, and the article's reason for banning Stevia sounds convincing:
"The data considered by the Committee indicated that the extract has the potential to produce adverse effects in the male reproductive system that could affect fertility and that a metabolite produced by the human gut microflora, steviol, is genotoxic (ie. damages DNA)."
|Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 1:44 pm: || |
I see several forms of COQ10 at beyond a century. Melinda, which kind do you use?
|Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 9:08 am: || |
If she gets the one I use, it's about $60.00 for the pure yellow powder with a scoop. I use 1/3 scoop with about 1/3 t. of olive oil. It last me about 8 months or more. I take it about every two days or so.