Nature Made Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble compound found in most human cells that is needed to assist in a number of important reactions in the body. The company claims that their supplement enhances cellular energy production, generating energy in the cell’s powerhouses called mitochondria especially in the heart, therefore CoQ10 is most vital in promoting heart health.
- Coenzyme Q10 (Ubidecarenone) 400mg
- Soybean oil
- Soy lecithin
Product contains soy. Contains no artificial flavorings preservatives, is gluten and starch free. This supplement contains a higher than average dose of CoQ10 at 400mg per day, which is not necessarily a good thing. Many competitor brands state that the ideal daily dose of CoQ10 should be no higher than 250mg per day.
Take one softgel daily, with a meal. For easier swallowing, take with water before and during ingestion. It doesn’t specify the time of day to take the dose. We feel this is critical information that the consumer needs to know.
Possible Side Effects
The manufacturer has a warning that states that Coenzyme Q10 should be used with caution when combined with, blood thinning medication (i.e. Warfarin and Coumadin), and also blood pressure medication. It also states that If you are pregnant or nursing, and/or taking any medications, including blood thinners, please consult your physician before using this product. If you are taking any medications you should be aware that potential drug-nutrient interactions may occur and are encouraged to consult a health care professional before using this product. Combining certain prescription drugs and dietary supplements can lead to undesirable effects including diminished drug effectiveness, reduced supplement effectiveness, and impaired drug and/or supplement absorption.
Not available directly from company website but a link on the company website takes you to a page of suggested online retailers. The cheapest price for the supplement was $23.03 on Amazon. Shipping is extra unless you have subscription to Prime.
The website states that there is 100% money back guarantee, but there was no explanation of the conditions of the policies. It doesn’t specify the length of time you have to return a bottle of pills after purchasing the item, if you can return opened bottles of pills, and what the shipping and handling charges are.
Conclusion of Our Nature Made CoQ10 Review
Nature Made CoQ10 had some good things boast about. It is a mostly natural product that is free from artificial flavorings and preservatives. It is US Pharmacopeia (USP) Verified, has no starch, and is gluten free. We were disappointed about other aspects of the supplement however. The product contains animal gelatin and is therefore not suitable for vegetarians. The supplement works out quite expensive considering that a bottle costs around $25 but only contains 40 capsules. The daily dosage of 400mg of CoQ10 per day seems very high compared to other brands we reviewed. This high dose is also somewhat troublesome because from the research we did we found that doses above the ideal level of 250mg per day can do more harm than good so we would advise against taking a supplement with such a high dose of CoQ10. In terms of dose, the website says once a day with a meal but doesn’t specify if this is morning, afternoon, or night. We feel this is critical information that the consumer needs to know. The website states that there is 100% money back guarantee, but there was no explanation of the conditions of the policies, and considering the fact that you cannot purchase directly from the Nature Made website we were unsure how a return policy would work in practice. The return policy is missing critical information such as the length of time you have to return a bottle of pills after purchasing the item, if you can return opened bottles of pills, and what the shipping and handling charges are. We recommend you only purchase supplements that include a solid guarantee and detailed return policy. In terms of discounts for first time buyers or bulk buyers there was no mention about these on the manufacturer’s site but you might find incentives on Amazon like free shipping for Prime members, and discounts when buying in bulk.