CoQ10 Related Information

Kaneka Q10

Tishcon Corp. of Westbury, NY and Salisbury, MD, (the manufacturer of the Q-Gel CoQ10), utilizes Kaneka Q10 exclusively in ALL Q10 products. Kaneka Corporation in Osaka, Japan is the world's largest manufacturer of CoQ10. More importantly, the CoQ10 from Kaneka Corporation is a 100% natural (trans-isomer) yeast fermented CoQ10 which is identical to the body's own CoQ10.

Tishcon utilizes Kaneka Q10 and treats it via the BioSolv patented process to render the insoluble CoQ10 powder readily soluble and highly bio-available. This combination of Kaneka's 100% natural CoQ10 and Tishcon's science makes their solubilised products the most powerful available. What makes them so powerful? We received the following explanation from one of the Senior Scientists at Tishcon Corp.

"The word "Powerful" simply means the rate and extent to which the CoQ10 is absorbed into your body from when compared with other CoQ10 products. All the studies we have carried out have shown the solubilised CoQ10 to be the most bio-available without exception."

"What makes solubilised CoQ10 so powerful is the fact that we have simply made the CoQ10 particles very small (sub micron size) so that they seem to go into solution in water. The large surface area afforded by the smaller particle size facilitates much greater absorption in the gut." (G.I Tract).

Tishcon's senior scientist uses the word "simply" in his explanation but making CoQ10 hydrosoluble was anything but a "simple" procedure. It is a patented process called the Bio-Solv® process which has provided the key to the solubilisation of CoQ1O.

GMP Certification

All of our Coenzyme Q10 products are manufactured by Tishcon Corp.

Tishcon Corp. has been awarded the NNFA Good Manufacturing Practices Certification (Certificate Number 3-03-51607). NNFA is the National Nutritional Foods Association.

The NNFA GMP Certification Program is designed to verify compliance of member suppliers of dietary supplements with a standardized set of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) developed by NNFA. This program is based upon third party inspections of member suppliers and comprehensive audits of their GMP programs in the areas of:

This program ensures that all elements of the manufacturing process are reviewed to provide assurance that safety and quality is built into products during manufacture. Member suppliers that meet GMPs after auditing will be entitled to apply for certification and use of the NNFA GMP seal. NNFA certification and display of the GMP seal demonstrate to retailers, consumers and the public-at-large that products have been manufactured using good manufacturing practices and bring a means of self-assessment to the dietary supplement industry.

In addition to the GMP Certificate, Tishcon Corp. is certified as a registered manufacturer of drugs by the New York State Board of Pharmacy (Registration Number 101295) and is also registered with the FDA, (Food and Drug Administration), under Registration Number 2431390.

USP Certification

July 9, 2003

Rockville, Maryland -- The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) today announced that Tishcon Corp. will participate in USP's Dietary Supplement Verification Program (DSVP).

Tishcon, based in Westbury, N.Y., manufactures a full line of vitamin and health supplements and becomes the sixth company to join USP's DSVP program.

"DSVP is a vital program that will allow our customers to have the assurance that they are receiving a superior product," said Raj K. Chopra, president and chief scientific officer at Tishcon. "And by receiving the DSVP mark, we also will tell consumers that the product was verified by an independent, highly regarded and respected organization, which is USP."

The DSVP program was launched in November 2001 to help inform and safeguard the growing number of consumers who use dietary supplements. The program responds to the need to assure the public that dietary supplement products contain the ingredients stated on the product label.

If a product submitted to DSVP meets USP's rigorous standards, it will be awarded USP's DSVP certification mark. The mark helps assure consumers, health care professionals and supplement retailers that a product:

When Tishcon's Q-Gel products meet DSVP's criteria, they will be granted the use of the DSVP certification mark for display on the product's label.

"We are very pleased to have Tishcon participate in the DSVP program," said John T. Fowler, senior vice president and chief operating officer at USP. "Tishcon understands the value of participating in DSVP and why verification is a method of providing guidance to consumers for their dietary supplement purchases."

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Don't forget to read the USP Certification paper in our Articles & Research section.

NSF Certification

In July, 2003, GEL-TEC, Division of Tishcon Corp. was assessed by NSF International of Ann Arbor, Michigan and is now authorized to use the NSF Mark for the following some of their CoQ10 products.

Certified products contain the identity and quantity of dietary ingredients declared on the product label and do not contain unacceptable quantities of unwanted contaminants.

You can view the NSF International website

NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company™, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety. For more than 59 years, NSF has been committed to public health, safety, and protection of the environment. While focusing on food, water, indoor air, and the environment, NSF develops national standards, provides learning opportunities through its Center for Public Health Education, and provides third-party conformity assessment services while representing the interests of all stakeholders. The primary stakeholder groups include industry, the regulatory community, and the public at large.

NSF is widely recognized for its scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences. Its professional staff includes engineers, chemists, toxicologists, and environmental health professionals with broad experience both in public and private organizations. NSF has earned the Collaborating Center designations by the World Health Organization (WHO) both for Food Safety and for Drinking Water Safety and Treatment.

Serving manufacturers operating in more than 88 countries, NSF was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI USA. The NSF Mark is recognized for its value in international trade around the world and is respected by regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Solubility Tests

Here is a simple Home Test you can do with your current CoQ10 product.

CoQ10 powder filled capsule:

Pull the powder filled capsule apart and pour out the powder into a clear glass of warm, (not hot), water. Stir it to see if it dissolves. Nothing will happen. The powder will simply float around.

CoQ10 oil based softgel:

Carefully puncture a small hole in the softgel and squeeze the contents into a clear glass of warm, (not hot), water. Stir it to see if it dissolves. You will see oily globs move around as your stir. Oil and water will not mix.

Solubilised CoQ10:

Carefully puncture a small hole in the softgel and squeeze the contents into a clear glass of warm, (not hot), water. Stir it to see if it dissolves. YES! You will see the contents go into a colloidal suspension. The solubilised CoQ10 will spread itself evenly and uniformly throughout the glass of water.

Seeing is believing. But actually FEELING the difference upon taking solubilised CoQ10 is proof positive of its immense superiority of bioavailability and efficacy.