NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The nutrients selenium and coenzyme Q10, which halved heart deaths in healthy older people during the KiSel-10 study, have been combined in a new product. The aim is to help us take charge of our cardiovascular health.
Pharma Nord's SelenoQ10 is a daily supplement for anyone seeking to maintain a healthy heart, energy levels and reduce oxidative stress.
SelenoQ10 contains 60 capsules of Bio-Quinone Q10 GOLD 100mg and 60 tablets of organic SelenoPrecise selenium 100mcg.
Heart deaths cut
The KiSel-10 study was conducted independently in Sweden over 5 years, using 443 healthy people aged 70 to 88. Half the group took 200mcg of patented organic selenium and two 100mg capsules of a unique ubiquinone coenzyme Q10 preparation. The rest took dummy pills.
In the treatment group, cardiovascular mortality fell by 54% and key markers of heart health, such as ejection fraction, improved. These impressive results were published in the International Journal of Cardiology on 25th May 2012.
Important step forward
After the results broke, a press conference was held in the town of Kisa, Sweden, where the study took place. Attending academics and participants agreed that this is an important step forward in cardiology. It's also telling that the professors involved now take the exact supplements used in the trial, which are safe for adults of all ages.
Crucial for heart function
Associated Professor Urban Alehagen from Linkoping University Hospital, Sweden, confirmed the importance of the nutrients in his study. "Both selenium and coenzyme Q10 are crucial for normal heart muscle functioning," he revealed.
What's in the box?
Each capsule of Pharma Nord Bio-Quinone Q10 contains coenzyme Q10 in a highly absorbed, patented oil-based delivery system. Bio-Quinone Q10 is manufactured under pharmaceutical control and is the reference product for the International Coenzyme Q10 Association, having featured in over 80 clinical trials.
SelenoPrecise is a selenium yeast mono-preparation with 100 mcg of organic selenium per tablet. Pharma Nord manufacture the raw material in Denmark. SelenoPrecise is unique worldwide as it has a high, stable content of l-selenomethionine, plus 30 other organic selenium compounds, boasting a guaranteed total bio-availability of 89%.
Accept no substitues
Dean Forbes of Pharma Nord UK advised, "Not all supplements are made equal. No other Q10 or selenium preparations on the market have been subject to such high profile research, quality and safety testing.
Consumers should accept no substitues when considering taking these nutrients at home."
Commenting on the research, nutritionist and biochemist Babi Chana said, "Selenium levels in UK soil are low and natural Q10 synthesis declines as we age, so we should top up. The encouraging results of the KiSel-10 study support safe supplementation, so why wait until you're 70?"
SelenoQ10 is available from independent pharmacies and health food shops and http://www.selenoq10.co.uk. Call Dean Forbes (PR) at Pharma Nord on 0800-591-756 or visit http://www.kisel-10.co.uk for more information on the study.
SOURCE Pharma Nord UK Ltd