CoQ10 is a component of the mitochondria and plays a key role in the synthesis of ATP. Ubiquinol is the activated form of CoQ10 and may be especially important for individuals over 40 or for those experiencing greater levels of oxidative or physical stress. B vitamins are important cofactors needed to fuel the Krebs cycle, while optimum serum levels of magnesium are associated with healthy mitochondrial metabolism and nutrient transport. Acetyl-l-carnitine provides carnitine to transport long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria for energy as well as an acetyl group for the synthesis of the Krebs cycle precursor acetyl-CoA. Kre-Alkalyn is a pH balanced, buffered creatine that helps to enhance ATP production and lessen muscle soreness due to lactic acid. This formula provides powerful antioxidant support from vitamins C and E, grape seed extract, resveratrol, alpha lipoic acid and n-acetyl-l-cysteine. These nutrients neutralize the free radicals generated during energy production in the mitochondria. In a double blind, placebo-controlled crossover study, the combination of creatine, CoQ10, and alpha lipoic acid supported energy production and antioxidant status within the mitochondria.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 4 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.