New CoQ10 Powder Offers Improved Liquid Blending

May 26, 2010

Ingredient supplier Triarco (Wayne, NJ) has launched Aqua 10, a patented water-soluble coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) powder designed for optimal dry and liquid blending. CoQ10 can be difficult to incorporate in beverages and other products because of its molecular weight and characteristic solubility-factors that can also hinder bioavailability, says the company. It says that Aqua 10 demonstrates approximately 50% better absorption when compared with typical CoQ10.

 


Ingredient supplier Triarco (Wayne, NJ) has launched Aqua 10, a patented water-soluble coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) powder designed for optimal dry and liquid blending. CoQ10 can be difficult to incorporate in beverages and other products because of its molecular weight and characteristic solubility-factors that can also hinder bioavailability, says the company. It says that Aqua 10 demonstrates approximately 50% better absorption when compared with typical CoQ10.

 

“Aqua 10 is a great solution for manufacturers looking to offer CoQ10 in liquid products or novel delivery systems but [that] are concerned about consistency and stability,” says Mark Anderson, director of Triarco’s R&D. “It provides the processing advantages of a powder, while its water solubility ensures excellent, reliable incorporation with liquids.”

 

He continues, “The science on CoQ10 is convincing, and consumers are paying attention to that, but formulating with it can be a challenge. Because Aqua 10 is easy to work with and dissolves consistently, manufacturers now have a better choice when it comes to consumer-friendly delivery systems that also promote optimal absorption.”

 

Triarco says that sales of CoQ10 increased 15% in 2009. It says that the ingredient, popular for heart health, is gaining demand in energy drinks, cognitive health supplements, and cosmeceuticals targeting skin health and the effects of aging. The company says that in Japan, where CoQ10 was once available only in pharmaceuticals, the ingredient is now being offered in products ranging from candy and cooking spray to skin cream and toothpaste.

 

CoQ10 plays a crucial role in cell energy production and oxygen uptake. CoQ10 levels can reportedly be compromised in patients with heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. Triarco says that ongoing research suggests that CoQ10 supplementation may benefit cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, periodontal, and cognitive health.