Enhanced Delivery for Maximum Absorption
Q-Needs® is superior from other CoQ10 options on the market today. Q-Needs® is a patent-pending, completely soluble, liquid, crystal-free solution of ubiquinol clinically proven to provide superior bioavailability. Superior bioavailability means better absorption of the nutrient from the gut into the blood, aimed to:
- Boost Cognitive Awareness
- Promote Antioxidant Health
- Support Cellular Energy Production
- Support heart and cardiovascular health
- Reduce frequency and duration of migraine pain
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a completely-natural nutrient that plays a critical role in the production of energy by the mitochondria within cells. While technically not a “vitamin” because humans can make CoQ10, the production of CoQ10 by the body is insufficient in health and in disease, and much of the CoQ10 in the body is supplied by the diet.
Q-Needs® (CoQH-CF® from NeuroNeeds®) provides the ubiquinol form of CoQ10 in a highly bioavailable, natural, and easy-to-swallow softgel. Ubiquinol is the activated form of CoQ10, and about 80% of the CoQ10 in human blood is ubiquinol. Most CoQ10 products on the market is ubiquinone, which is much less bioavailable than ubiquinol. If a CoQ10 product is not labelled as ubiquinol, it is highly likely to be ubiquinone, as it is far less expensive. Additionally, Q-Needs® is sourced from Kaneka®, which is one of the few sources of the highest-quality CoQ10 in the world.
Better bioavailability means better absorption of the nutrient from the gut into the blood. Only about 1% of most commercially-available CoQ10 is absorbed. Oxidation of ubiquinol to ubiquinone prior to absorption is also a key problem with lesser brands. Bioavailability and stability of Kaneka® ubiquinol in Q-Needs® are enhanced by the addition of low dosing of natural ingredients, including alpha-lipoic acid, d-Limonene, and capric and caprylic acids.
Q-Needs® is vegan and free of all common allergens (including soy, peanuts, nuts, gluten, casein/milk, rice, corn, shellfish, fish, and egg), as well as artificial flavors and colors.
Additionally, Q-Needs® softgels are soft, small, and easy to swallow. In neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, and epilepsy, CoQ10 must also pass the blood-brain barrier. Studies are very difficult to conduct on brain bioavailability due to invasiveness, however, many physicians recommend ubiquinol over ubiquinone in the treatment of brain disorders due in large part to assumed enhanced bioavailability (passage) into brain.
CoQ10 is often recommended in health and in disease. In health, studies show that as we get older, the body's ability to convert ubiquinone to ubiquinol diminishes, which may contribute to symptoms such as fatigue and reduced energy. In disease, CoQ10 is oftentimes recommended by physicians in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, functional conditions (e.g. chronic pain, fatigue, nausea), and mitochondrial/metabolic disorders.
Dosing of SpectrumNeeds® and QNeeds®, as with any dietary supplement, is individualized, and best discussed with your physician. There are many factors involved in dosing, including age/size, condition and severity, blood levels of key nutrients, and individual tolerances. With those caveats, in order to provide a high-degree of antioxidant support, Dr. Boles often recommends the following starting dosing in his patients:
Children 20-40 kg (44-88 lbs):
- SpectrumNeeds® two scoops twice daily (4 scoops per day)
- QNeeds® 200 mg twice daily (4 gel capsules per day)
Adults 60 or more kg (over 133 lbs):
- SpectrumNeeds® three scoops twice daily (6 scoops per day)
- QNeeds® 300 mg twice daily (6 gel capsules per day)
Link to manufacturer's website - https://www.neuroneeds.com/product/q-needs/
- Orders that are in stock are dispatched daily at 2pm Monday – Friday.
- Orders placed before 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day.
- Orders placed after 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the next working day.
- As such, orders placed after 2pm Friday will be dispatched the following Monday.
- Orders will not be dispatched on Bank Holidays or weekends.
For Standard Domestic Orders: We use Royal Mail’s Tracked 48hr delivery service as standard. Royal Mail state a delivery guideline of 1-2 working days for this service, however during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. If your order has not arrived after 2 working days from the date of dispatch please contact us. We have tracking numbers for this service and will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited Domestic Orders (Next-Day Delivery): Provided that we have received your order by 2pm, we will process and dispatch your order the same day using Royal Mail’s Tracked 24hr delivery service. This service aims to deliver your parcel within 24hrs of the dispatch time – in some instances this may not be possible and delivery may fall within a 48hr period. If you have not received your order after 1 day from the dispatch date please contact us. This is a tracked and insured service and we will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Standard International Orders: We use Royal Mail International Track (+ Sign), dependent on what the destination country accepts. Royal Mail state a 3-5 working day delivery guideline for this service within Europe, and a 5-7 working day guideline worldwide. However, we have found this is rarely the case outside of major cities, especially during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. This is a tracked and insured service, please contact us if you have not received your delivery within the above stated time-frames and we will assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited International Orders: We are able to offer expedited international shipping worldwide respected couriers. We can use DHL or another courier of your choice, but we are likely to get the best deal from DHL. Please feel free to use the 'Contact Us' form to ask for a DHL quote for your order.
We are able to offer expedited delivery worldwide using various couriers; this is something that we will examine on a case-by-case basis. Please email us and we will investigate your delivery options and let you know what is possible.
If you have selected a shipping method that does not include tracking/insurance then you accept and agree that in the instance that the parcel is lost or delayed, you will not be entitled to a refund or a replacement product, as we will be unable to make a claim for the loss.
We retain proof of postage at all times and reserve the right to use a different shipping method than you have selected in order to give your order added security in certain circumstances (e.g. for extremely high value orders we may upgrade to Courier delivery). In the majority of situations we will respect the customers chosen shipping method. We retain proof of postage for 180 days. After this time it may not be possible to retrieve your proof of postage.