CoQ10, Blue CaliforniABlue California offers Sol Q10 BLUE, a water-soluble coenzyme Q10, in 10% and 40% concentrations for energy drinks, functional beverages, chewable tablets, stick packs and other products. Blue California’s 40% concentration differs significantly from other water-soluble forms of coenzyme Q10 in the marketplace because it does not contain emulsifiers and all ingredients used in the micro-encapsulation process are classified as GRAS.

CoQ10 plays a crucial role in producing energy in cells. It acts as a powerful antioxidant, meaning that it helps neutralize cell-damaging molecules called free radicals. Manufactured by all cells in the body, CoQ-10 is an accepted treatment for cardiovascular disease in Japan, as well as Europe and Israel. A 2005 article in American Family Physician stated coenzyme Q10 could treat disorders related to cellular energy metabolism and oxidative injuries and “its efficacy appears most promising for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.”

“The complete solubility of our product in cold water ensures an improved bioavailability,” notes Cecilia McCollum, Blue California’s executive vice president. “No emulsifiers are used in the manufacturing process of our product ensuring that our product will stay in a clear solution. This is what our customers are looking for.”

Emulsions do not form spontaneously and tend to have a cloudy appearance. Over time, emulsions can become unstable due to electrical charge incompatibility or the ionic strengh of the solution derived from other ingredients in the system.

Blue California is a GMP-registered manufacturer of Kosher-certified standardized botanical extracts and other specialty ingredients. Blue California uses raw materials from around the world to produce high quality ingredients for the dietary supplement and functional foods industries.

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