CoQ10 Technical Video

As a dietary supplement, crystalline CoQ10 is poorly absorbed. In fact, on average, only three percent of the consumed dose is actually absorbed. As a result, numerous forms of CoQ10 claiming enhanced bioavailability have been introduced to the market. However, how well they are absorbed varies wildly from person to person. Some subjects will absorb these enhanced forms well while others will absorb only small quantities — uniform bioavailability is not guaranteed.

MicroActive CoQ10 specifically targets the problem of poor absorption found with crystalline CoQ10 . Supported by five human clinical studies, with 24-hour sustained release MicroActive CoQ10 is uniformly absorbed and:

  • Is 3 times better absorbed than regular (crystalline) CoQ10 [1]
  • Is 2 times better absorbed than solubilized (enhanced bioavailability) CoQ10 softgels
  • Doubles CoQ10 levels from baseline after 3 weeks in 100% of users
  • (Madhavi D, Kagan D. Integrative Med. 2010 Feb/Mar;9(1):20-4.)

Mechanism of Action

MicroActive CoQ10 complexes each CoQ10 molecule with beta-cyclodextrin, a natural compound made from potato starch that increases the solubility of CoQ10. This allows for:

Easy transport through the digestive system to the cells
Absorption that is not dependent on the presence of fat
Sustained release over 24 hours


The beta-cyclodextrin in MicroActive CoQ10 is made from potato starch and is employed extensively in food products to improve taste and in pharmaceuticals to facilitate uniform uptake. It is non-GMO and self-affirmed GRAS.

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