The peer-reviewed journal, “Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine,” recently published the results of a double-blind study comparing the bioavailability of patented CoQsource® (coenzyme Q10 in a VESIsorb® formulation) Bio-Enhanced CoQ10 to that of other bio-enhanced formulations. The study, entitled, “Relative Bioavailability Comparison of Different Coenzyme Q10 Formulations with a Novel Delivery System,” appears in the March/April, 2009 issue, Volume 15, Number 2.
The graph below provides a vivid illustration of the difference in CoQsource® (the orange line) which is coenzyme Q10 in the VESIsorb® delivery system versus the three other “bio-enhanced” coenzyme Q10 products in plasma concentration levels over time. CoQsource® (coenzyme Q10 in the VESIsorb® delivery system) not only has higher plasma concentration levels after one hour, but continues to increase dramatically before reaching Cmax at about 4 hours. The plasma concentration of CoQsource® remains well above levels for the 3 other treatments throughout the 24 hour period.
- The advantages of VESIsorb® delivery system go well beyond absorption and bioavailability.
- The VESIsorb® system broadens the applications for certain bio-actives into food products, drink mixes, functional beverages and cosmetics.
- The VESIsorb® system is easy to work with in production and effectively improves many production systems.
- VESIsorb® has succeeded in addressing issues such as improved water solubility, oxidative stability, shelf life and uniformity of dispersion in the delivery medium.
The goal is 100% solubilized actives, in a completely homogeneous system with mean droplet size of less than 100nm. Meeting these criteria confirms that the VESIsorb® self-assembling colloidal droplet system is working.
What is also important to understand is that the system is not only built around the unique molecular characteristics of the bio-active but designed for optimal performance in the body.
The following photos are a VESIsorb® Coenzyme Q10 formulation compared to a leading brand that claimed the product was formulated for improved absorption: