An amazing anti-oxidant
This product has been widely used in the Far East to protect aging individuals from a wide variety of complaints. Idebenone is a cerebral stimulant and increases brain energy levels, and it is also used for strokes. Idebenone is one of the safest and most potent antioxidants known to man Idebenone is a cerebral stimulant that increases brain energy levels and has a rejuvenating effect on the whole body
Idebenone is one of the safest and most potent antioxidants known to man.
Idebenone is a synthetic variant of one of life's most essential biochemicals, Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10). Co Q10 is an important antioxidant component of the lipid (fatty) membranes that surround all cells, as well as the lipid membranes surrounding the various organelles ("little organs"), such as mitochondria and microsomes, inside cells.
Co Q10 is also an important member of the Electron Transport Chain (ETC) within mitochondria, which are the ‘power plants’ of the cell. Most of the oxygen we breathe is used inside the electron transport chain to produce much of the ATP bioenergy that powers virtually every activity of our cells and bodies.
When blood flow is seriously reduced to any part of the body - as in a heart attack, stroke, trauma, shock or chronic poor blood circulation - cellular/ mitochondrial oxygen (O2) levels quickly drop in the affected region. Free radicals quickly damage cell/organelle structure and function, as well as rapidly halt ATP energy generation by the electron transport chain. Brain and spinal cord cells are especially prone to such damage, and may be irreparably damaged or even destroyed within minutes.
Studies have shown that in such circumstances Idebenone prevents the free radical damage and maintains relatively normal cell ATP levels. In short, while Idebenone can effectively substitute for Co Q10's positive and life essential functions, it doesn't have Co Q10's free radical producing feature which occurs under hypoxic (low oxygen) conditions.
Idebenone's potential benefits fall into five categories:
- Energy enhancement
- Cognition enhancement
- Organ protector
- Protector against excitatory amino acid neurotoxicity
The mitochondrial power plants produce over 90% of all cellular ATP bioenergy. They are also generally the richest sites in Co Q10 (or Idebenone). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) allows mitochondria to reproduce themselves.
Over the course of a lifetime our mtDNA becomes ever more damaged, and the mitochondria produced become ever more ineffective in their energy generation.
Studies comparing heart tissue from young people with that from elderly people have shown almost no significant mitochondrial dysfunction in young hearts, with significant, often severe mitochondrial dysfunction in elderly hearts. The cells that are most susceptible to mitochondrial energy depletion with advancing age are the brain, skeletal muscle and heart muscle cells.
Idebenone, therefore, provides an anti-aging effect here in several ways. Unlike Co Q10, even under the low oxygen conditions that may occur periodically over a lifetime, Idebenone will serve as a powerful mitochondrial free radical quencher, lessening the ever-increasing mtDNA damage that occurs with age. Idebenone will work even better than Co Q10 within the electron transport chain to keep energy production high, even under hypoxic conditions. This is especially critical to brain and heart cells that may be rapidly damaged during low ATP production episodes that occur due to poor tissue oxygenation.
A variety of studies using brain cells (animal and human) have shown Idebenone's ability to enhance brain structure and function. These tests have demonstrated that Idebenone can enhance serotonin production, even under far less than optimal conditions, such as in patients with cerebrovascular dementia.
Take one 30mg tablet two or three times daily
Possible gastrointestinal disturbances, dizziness, headaches, anxiety and uneasiness and sleep alterations.
Although studies in animals have shown no harmful effects, this product should not be taken during the first three months of pregnancy and during nursing, only when absolutely necessary and always under a doctor’s supervision.
The ultimate antioxidant
Pack Size: 60x 30mg capsules
Description:: Idebenone is a synthetic variant of Coenzyme Q10, having all its protective qualities and more. Idebenone is also a powerful anti-oxidant, and known to be 30 to 100 times more potent than vitamin E or vinpocetine.
Directions: Take 1 capsule, one to four times a day.
Supplement facts: Serving size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving
* Daily value not established
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Other ingredients: Rice flour in a gelatine capsule.
Disclaimer: This product and its statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Note: Keep out of reach of children. Not for use by pregnant or lactating women.