- Slows down cognitive decline.
- Powerful antioxidant effects.
- Protects the central nervous system from damage and ischaemia.
Idebenone, is part of the quinone family, and an analogue of another quinone – ubiquinone – more commonly referred to as coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10. A substance known mainly for its use in many anti-ageing skin creams due to its antioxidant, free radical-fighting power, CoQ10 also plays a role in the body's energy production.
As a result of its many functions in the body, it offers the potential to prevent a number of diseases. As an analogue of coenzyme Q10, idebenone shares many of the same qualities. In particular, it has antioxidant effects and so protects the body against the oxidative stress responsible for cellular ageing. Some studies suggest that idebenone's antioxidant potency is actually greater than that of CoQ10.
As is the case with our Coenzyme Q10 product, this new supplement offers an optimal level of idebenone. It is delivered in the form of vegetarian capsules, each containing 45mg of idebenone, with a suggested dose of one to two capsules a day, to be taken with food so as to optimise absorption. This dose can be adjusted in line with individual needs and the advice of your therapist.
Idebenone's antioxidant potency means it protects against oxidative stress, oxidation and free radical damage. This beneficial effect may help slow down cognitive decline by protecting the central nervous system. Though it is not yet fully understood how it works, idebenone seems to act via various mechanisms of action:
In addition to these actions, idebenone may also offer certain advantages over coenzyme Q10 in that it can potentially withstand hypoxic situations, ie, it does not auto-oxidise in the absence of sufficient oxygen. Idebenone may therefore be a more potent and resistant alternative to coenzyme Q10. Like coenzyme Q10, idebenone has attracted scientific interest for its potential therapeutic applications. It is being investigated primarily as a possible treatment for certain types of myopathy, neuromuscular diseases characterised by degeneration of muscle cells or muscle fibres as they're more commonly known. It may, in particular, help combat cell degeneration. Preliminary findings have been positive for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe form of myopathy. Further studies are underway to confirm these findings and pave the way for the development of myopathy treatments.
|Daily serving: 2 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 30
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|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice bran.|
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